Interview with the Honorable Joan B. Lefkowitz

Joan B. Lefkowitz is the State Supreme Court Justice in Westchester County, New York. I have had the pleasure of knowing the judge personally and I am pleased to say she is a role model for all Jewish women. She blends her work as a judge as well as she is steadfast in her Judaism. So much so that while working as a judge on a Friday afternoon, everyone in the courtroom knew to adjourn because “it was the judge’s sabbath.” Continue reading “Interview with the Honorable Joan B. Lefkowitz”

Interview with Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller Gottlieb

An internationally known speaker, educator and author, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller Gottlieb has been a full-time lecturer at Neve Yerushalayim College in Jerusalem since 1980, and principal of the Bnos Avigail seminary. She is the author of eight books, including Here You Are, Battle Plans, Our Bodies Our Souls and This Way Up.

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”