Thursday, February 22, 2024

Alyx Bernstein

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Alyx is a senior at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, and lives in New Rochelle, New York, a suburb of New York City. She was born in London, and moved to the United States at the age of nine. She works with Keshet on their teen programming, and is a writer for her school newspaper. She is an activist and a motivational speaker. Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, and playing with her dog. Alyx has been a member of the jGirls+ Magazine editorial board since 2017-2018.
Tearing Down the Mechitza by Alyx Bernstein - Photo by Ruby Stillman

Tearing Down the Mechitza

“Breaking down that barrier is a necessary step for the full liberation of Jewish women.”
Auschwitz by Alyx Bernstein - Photo by Liora Meyer

Auschwitz

When faced with a place of such tormented and haunting history, you may find strength and pride in the miracle that is the present.
Lehitatefv'Lehaniach by Alyx Bernstein

Lehitatef v’Lehaniach*

"I, too, could still be a proud, trans, Jewish girl, and wear tallit and tefillin."
The Value of an Inclusive Passover by Alyx Bernstein - Photo by Ruthie Stolovitz

The Value of an Inclusive Passover

Alyx Bernstein explains the importance of including -- and embracing -- trans and LGBTQ+ youth at the Seder.
A serene beach with calm waters beneath a cloudy sky.

Telepathy

A photo of a person walking down a grassy hill a small one-story house in front of a forest.

Nature Reclaims

In Danger of Melting Away by Sonja Lippmann for The Beauty of Shabbos by Kayla Colchamiro

The Beauty of Shabbos

Thrift Shop by Danielle Deculus for Where it Hurts by Dalia Levanon

Where it Hurts

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