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.

From Last Month

A Jew Is A Jew: Lessons From Anti-Semitism

October 28, 2018 | Shira Lankin Sheps
Categories: Features

Learning to Advocate For My Health

October 25, 2018 | Sarah Gross
Categories: Features

Today, I Can’t Get Out Of Bed

October 22, 2018 | Shira Lankin Sheps
Categories: Features

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

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.”