Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle shares the jGirls+ story and highlights the significance of giving this demographic a “room of their own.” They describe the jGirls+ content as “a treasure trove of original essays, fiction, poetry, music and visual arts.” Adding, “if jGirls+ Magazine is any indication of what the next generation of Jewish womanhood looks like, the future is in excellent hands.”
What Makes jGirls+ Magazine Unique?
- It’s an outlet for creativity and a place to meet other young women they might otherwise never meet.
- It’s a community to exchange ideas and opinions with girls from divergent backgrounds.
- It helps young girls establish relationships and develop positive role models.
- It’s a space for young women to have their own voice in a male-dominated world.
- It’s run by girls, for girls.
About the jGirls+ Editorial Board
jGirls+ received several dozen applications for the 12-person editorial board.
“It was competitive. They were all fabulous girls with diverse Jewish geographic backgrounds and interests. The applications reflected the glorious mosaic of our Jewish community.”
— ELIZABETH MANDEL, jGirls+ Magazine Founder and Executive Director
The editorial board meets virtually to review submissions, which can be on any topic. “They don’t have to be explicitly about being Jewish or being a girl, because whatever is submitted is coming from that lens.”
Elizabeth Mandel spends “a lot of time thinking about where [her] identity exists at the nexus of being Jewish and being a woman.” jGirls+ Magazine is a place to explore these identity questions at a significant time of transition from teenagehood to adulthood.
Read the full article in the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle .