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 “Caregiving and Self-Care” on The Layers Project Magazine.

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Latest This Month

Can You Find Calm Through Organization?

March 15, 2018 | Shani Muschel
Categories: Emotional Wellness

Motherhood Is A Handful — Make Sure Your Hands Are Up To the Task

March 14, 2018 | Allison Cohen, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Categories: Health

Amazing Journey, Metamorphosis of a Hidden Child

March 12, 2018 | Felicia Graber
Categories: Literary Writings

Caregivers, Unlimited

March 8, 2018 | Sari Kopitnikoff
Categories: Culture

Finding Myself While Sandwiched In-Between

March 7, 2018 | Jeanne Lankin, LCSW
Categories: Emotional Wellness

Pink Challah, Cancer and Self-Care

March 6, 2018 | Shira Lankin Sheps
Categories: Features

From Last Month

The Pain of My Last Trip to the Mikvah

February 25, 2018 | Noa Choritz
Categories: Features

I Stumbled Upon my BRCA+ Results, And It Saved My Life.

February 22, 2018 | Lara Diamond
Categories: Features

Sisters: Sharing Loss, BRCA Fears, and the Future

February 21, 2018 | Shira Lankin Sheps
Categories: Features

My Mother Died From Breast Cancer, But I Refuse To Live In Fear

February 18, 2018 | Rachel Kravetz
Categories: Features

From IVF Coordinator to Patient: Experiencing My Husband’s BRCA Diagnosis

February 12, 2018 | Maya Tsarfati Shapiro
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.”