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Jewish Women Today featuring Layers; Personal Narratives of Struggle, Resilience, and Growth From Jewish Women

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Sunday, December 5, 2021 1 Tevet 5782 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Zoom see below
Sunday, November 7, 2021 3 Kislev 5782 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Zoom see below
Sunday, October 10, 2021 4 Cheshvan 5782 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Zoom see below

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Watch Session 1 of 3 HERE - Recorded October 10, 2021
Watch Session 2 of 3 HERE - Recorded November 7, 2021
Watch Session 3 of 3 HERE - Recorded December 5, 2021

We welcome you to join us in an online event featuring Shira Lankin Sheps, the author of “Layers; Personal Narratives of Struggle, Resilience, and Growth From Jewish Women” and founder and publisher of The Layers Project Magazine.  

She will be sharing her personal story of struggle and transformation and the birth of The Layers Project; an effort to share the stories of Jewish women and open dialogues about taboo and stigmatized topics.  

“Layers” features 34 true stories from Jewish women living in Israel, who are immigrants or refugees born all over the world. Written in their own voices, and paired with numerous full-color images, each chapter is unique in offering a narrative full of raw emotional and universal experiences.  

The book features themes such as pregnancy loss, mental health, grief, conversion, disability, antisemitism, terrorism, chronic illness, cancer, eating disorders, Holocaust, wartime in Israel, refugee experience, aliyah, and much more.  

These women teach us how to love through suffering and live beyond heartache.  

They teach us how to be sensitive to those who are different from us and open our minds to realities we never knew. 

Shira Lankin Sheps is a writer, photographer, and clinically trained therapist. She is the creator and publisher of The Layers Project Magazine, an online magazine that explores in-depth insights into the challenges and triumphs of the lives of Jewish women, and is passionate about creating spaces for stories that need to be told and changing the dialogue around stigmatized topics.

Shira is the author of "Layers: Personal Narratives of Struggle, Resilience, and Growth From Jewish Women" published by Toby Press in 2021.

She lives in Jerusalem with her husband and children. 

Jewish Women Today

JWT is a personal growth and knowledge
initiative enrichment dedicated to Jewish women of our community.

Our objectives are to discover and deepen our Judaism through; Text-based courses, conferences,
guest speakers, Torah-based articles, and group classes.

JWT will also serve as a platform for women to exchange ideas, express their voices, and share their views.

For more information and volunteering to opportunities please contact Rabbi/Gali Pinto at rabbi@thespanish.org

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