Interview with Shira Lankin Sheps

Shira Lankin Sheps is a writer, photographer, and clinically trained therapist. She is the founder 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. Her first book, published in April 2021, is Layers: Personal Narratives of Struggle, Resilience, and Growth from Jewish Women. Shira lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two children.  Continue reading “Interview with Shira Lankin Sheps”

Interview with Hadassah Lieberman

Hadassah Lieberman is the wife of former U.S. senator from Connecticut and vice-presidential candidate Joe Lieberman. Hadassah grew up as an immigrant child of Holocaust survivors in Gardner, Massachusetts and recently published her memoir Hadassah: An American Story. Hadassah received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Dramatics from Boston University, as well as an MA in International Relations from Northeastern University. Continue reading “Interview with Hadassah Lieberman”

Interview with Jeff Seidel

Since 1982, Jeff Seidel has introduced thousands of Jewish college students to their first Shabbat experience as well as offering free tours and classes through his various Jewish Student Information Centers serving Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba, and IDC in Herzliya. He has lived in Jerusalem’s Old City for over thirty-nine years and connected tens of thousands to the Land of Israel. Continue reading “Interview with Jeff Seidel”

Interview with Pamela Braun Cohen

Pamela Braun Cohen, named by human rights activist Natan Sharansky “a Five-Star General of Students and Housewives,” became an activist in the Soviet Jewry movement of the early 1970s. She served as co-chair of Chicago Action for Soviet Jewry from 1978 until 1986, following which she became the national president of the Union of Councils for Soviet Jews (UCSJ). Her leadership role took her to the halls of Congress and the White House and, of course, on numerous trips to the Soviet Union. Continue reading “Interview with Pamela Braun Cohen”

Interview with Ahuvah Gray

Ahuvah Gray is an African-American convert to Judaism, proud of a 23-year career with Continental Airlines, who lectures worldwide on her unbelievably uplifting spiritual journey to orthodox Judaism. She is the author of six books about her spiritual journey: My Sister the Jew, Mind Over Matter, In Search of Hidden, Call Upon Me, Journey to the Land of My Soul, and Gifts from a Stranger. A movie about Ahuvah Gray’s spiritual journey is in the making by B’nard Lewis of Columbus, Ohio. Ahuvah lives in Jerusalem, Israel.  Continue reading “Interview with Ahuvah Gray”

Interview with Chaya Malka Abramson

Chaya Malka Abramson worked as a fashion designer in Connecticut, after which she emigrated from the USA in the 1970s and moved to the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem. When a raging fire broke out in her apartment, she singlehandedly saved her three small children and her grandmother from the searing blaze. Following this harrowing experience, Chaya Malka wrote about her story in the book Who by Fire? Continue reading “Interview with Chaya Malka Abramson”