jGirls Magazine is an online community and magazine written by and for self-identifying Jewish girls ages 13-19. Content is created by teens, and curated by a teen Editorial Board. We accept creative content in many formats (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, visual arts, music and cultural reviews), and encourage discussion across shared experiences and difference. We are a community diverse in terms of background, perspective, Jewish identification, sexual orientation, gender expression, race, ethnicity and abilities.
jGirls Magazine provides a platform for self-identifying Jewish teenage girls to share their voices with the world and each other. In doing so, they have the opportunity to hone their communication skills, share their challenges and victories, explore their identities, talk across difference, and engage with a community of peers on their own terms.
Our teen Editors are given real-world decision-making experience. Their ideas hold weight, their opinions have value, they are responsible for their own editorial choices, and those choices make an impact. Additionally, Editors use their positions to create spaces for—and amplify the voices of—their peers.
In providing this forum for expression and exploration, jGirls contributes to long-term social change in the Jewish community by cultivating the next generation of bold, committed Jewish female leaders.