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

Should We Still Mourn on Tishaa Ba’av? An Olah Chadasha Perspective.

July 21, 2018 | Shira Lankin Sheps
Categories: Features

It Could Happen to You: How I Became Addicted to Painkillers

July 15, 2018 | Rachel Cohen
Categories: Features

When G-d Says No: Coping with Miscarriage

July 11, 2018 | Emily Wind
Categories: Features

Say it Out Loud: Struggling with Childhood Speech Apraxia

July 9, 2018 | Golda Hutchison
Categories: Features

From Last Month

Learning and Growing From a Life Fully Lived

June 27, 2018 | Esther Snyder
Categories: Features

The Things They Tell You

June 25, 2018 | Gigi Bergman
Categories: Features

A Parent That Leaves

June 19, 2018 | Holly Seidenfeld
Categories: Features, Uncategorized

The Complicated Feelings of Saying Goodbye

June 18, 2018 | Shira Lankin Sheps
Categories: Features

On Flowing Love and Tears: A Window into Postpartum Depression

June 14, 2018 | Written By: Melody Coven
Categories: Features

I Have No Expiration Date

June 7, 2018 | Written and photographed by Nechama Leitner
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.”