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.

This month, we are talking about “Jewish Education and Legacy” on The Layers Project Magazine.

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Latest This Month

More than a Number: Redefining My Body

May 22, 2018 | Temimah Zucker, LMSW
Categories: Emotional Wellness

The Collection of Jewish Moms

May 14, 2018 | Michelle London
Categories: Features

Remembering My Mother

May 13, 2018 | Rea Bochner
Categories: Features

Finding Sisterhood in Unconventional Places

May 10, 2018 | Tzipora Zelmanowitz
Categories: Features


May 9, 2018 | Hindy Bertram
Categories: Literary Writings

Talking About Genocide on the Playground

May 6, 2018 | Shira Lankin Sheps
Categories: Features

From Last Month

The Thing I Carry

April 30, 2018 | Hindy Bertram
Categories: Features

My Moroccan/Irish Ashkenazi Jewish Family

April 29, 2018 | Miryam DT Fay
Categories: Features

Searching for My Father’s Legacy

April 26, 2018 | Chani Miller
Categories: Features

A Clear Need for Jewish Education

April 26, 2018 | Rona Novick, PhD - Dean, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Yeshiva University
Categories: Features

I Highlight

April 25, 2018 | Adina Kastner
Categories: Features

The Legacy of Being Safe-Enough

April 22, 2018 | Gavi Lankin
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.”