Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Contributing Writers & Artists

Meet our powerful writers, poets, artists, musicians and photographers.

All the content on jGirls Magazine is created by self-identifying Jewish girls ages 13-19 across all backgrounds. Get to know them here… and join them by submitting your work!

Note: Bios and headshots are from time of submission/publication unless otherwise indicated. Are you one of our contributors? Update your profile here.


Rabbi Rachel Ain -1 post

Rabbi Rachel Ain is the Rabbi of Sutton Place Synagogue, a Conservative synagogue in Midtown Manhattan. In the past she has served as the Senior Director of National Young Leadership at JFNA and sits on the board of the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan as well as the Chancellor's Cabinet of Jewish Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Rabbi David Levy, live on the east side with their two sons.



Rachael is a senior at Sachem North High School in Nesconset, New York. She has a deep love of reading, writing, and cats.


Rachel Kaufman -3 posts

Rachel Kaufman lives in Boise, Idaho, and is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a senior in high school and passionate about art, skiing, theater, pluralism, and feminism. She loves to travel. Visiting Ethiopia, Lithuania, and Israel have shaped the way she sees the world and herself. She is on the jGirls Editorial Board where she works in the art and poetry departments.

Rachel Michtom

Rachel Michtom -2 posts

Rachel Michtom is a junior at Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon. She plays flute in her high school band and is very involved with the choir and drama programs at her school. Rachel loves math, English and chemistry, and is very excited to be published in jGirls.


Rama Lapidus -2 posts

Rama Lapidus is a 17 year old senior in high school. She will be attending The New School in the fall and is very excited to make a difference in the world. She loves to use words to express herself.


Rebecca Norman -1 post

Rebecca Norman is a senior at E.O Smith High School. She lives with both of her parents next to a lake, where she participates in crew, which has helped her make many new friends.


Rebekah Friedman -1 post

Rebekah Friedman is a junior at Merced High School in Merced, California. She enjoys reading and photography and hopes to one day become a teacher in the Jewish community. She loves to hang out with her friends on the weekends, but summer camp is her life.

Regina Hopkins

Regina Hopkins -1 post

Regina Hopkins is a senior at Fairfield Warde High School in Fairfield, Connecticut. She’s known as “Gigi” by her friends and family. Regina plays the viola in her high school orchestra, holds a leadership position in the club Students for Music, and participates in her school’s science bowl club. She is passionate about many things within the realm of the humanities and the sciences, and in her spare time she likes to read and play with her dogs.

Rivka Mandelbaum

Rivka Mandelbaum -3 posts

Rivka Mandelbaum is a senior at the Fayth Aronson-Berkowitz Girls High School of Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh. She co-founded and remains involved in her school newspaper, and is one of the two Student Directors of her school's play. She enjoys science, especially neuroscience, and writing. She is on the jGirls Editorial Board as a member of the Fiction Department and as Editorial Coordinator, sorting submissions and coordinating behind-the-scenes efforts.

Rochel Leah Itzkowitz

Rochel Leah Itzkowitz -1 post

Rochel Leah Itzkowitz is a junior at the Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey. She lives in New York and enjoys reading and writing. She is an editor-in-chief of her school’s literary magazine and loves learning about Jewish values.

Rotem Kadosh

Rotem Kadosh -2 posts

Rotem Kadosh is a senior at Atlanta Jewish Academy and lives in Dunwoody, Georgia. She loves playing volleyball and basketball and hanging out with friends.


Ruby Rosenblatt -1 post

Ruby Rosenblatt is an 8th grade student at West End Secondary School in New York City. She is passionate about politics, feminism, and Harry Potter.

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