The Layers Project Magazine

Insights Into The Lives of Jewish Women


Our Mission

The Layers Project Magazine is an online media source for in-depth insights into the lives of Jewish women. First came the successful photojournalism blog, The Layers Project, which features the stories of Jewish women in their own words. Now, as a response to reader interest, we are launching a magazine to cater to the cultural, emotional and spiritual needs of Jewish women. We seek to combat the removal of images of women from Jewish media and hope to continue sharing in the challenges and triumphs of being a Jewish woman.

Latest This Month

Battle for A Better Life

October 18, 2018 | Michaela Abenson
Categories: Features

Young and Hurting: Trusting My Own Gut

October 17, 2018 | Batsheva Shachnovitz
Categories: Features

Endometriosis: Not What The Doctor Ordered

October 15, 2018 | Dina Devora Jacob
Categories: Features

Confessions of a Cancer Warrior

October 14, 2018 | Harriet Hessdorf
Categories: Features

From Last Month

Al Chet

September 18, 2018 | Merri Ukraincik
Categories: Features

Apologizing to Mrs. S

September 17, 2018 | Rachel Hercman, LCSW
Categories: Features

Ilui Neshama: Elevation of the Soul

September 17, 2018 | Ariele Mortkowitz
Categories: Features

Forgiving, For You.

September 13, 2018 | Shira Lankin Sheps
Categories: Features

Shira’s Story: The Birth of The Layers Project

The Layers Project is a community of readers dedicated to shattering stigmas and building bridges of support across differences. In the year since I began this project, only once or twice have I had to moderate the group for harmful or disrespectful comments — a phenomenon almost unheard of in our day and age.

On the hundreds of posts that poured in, the comments were only empathetic, insightful and gracious.

The women who stand up to tell their stories — and the readers who reach back out with their support — have created a community of healing, resilience and compassion. I am humbled to be included in this brave cohort of women.”