Saturday, October 31, 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.

Danit Schinagel

Danit Schinagel -1 post

Danit Schinagel is a senior at Denver Jewish Day School, in Denver, Colorado. Her interests are versatile and include everything from writing and reading to playing tennis. She is an avid music lover and her taste is not limited to any single genre. She is a proud member of the jGirls editorial board and is passionate about the jGirls mission.


Daphne Raskin -1 post

Daphne Raskin is a senior at the High School of American Studies at Lehman College in the Bronx, New York. In her spare time, she plays tennis, tutors middle school students in math, and enjoys exploring New York City. She thinks she might study computer science in college.


Dina Barrish -1 post

Dina Barrish is a senior at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School in Deerfield, Illinois. She is the co-founder and managing editor of her school paper, The Stripe, and the executive editor of her school literary magazine. She enjoys musical theater and is very involved in her Jewish community.


Dr. Aly Mandel -4 posts

Dr. Aly Mandel is a clinical psychologist who has been in practice for 20 years, with a focus in child and adolescent psychology. As a mother of five kids, she understands the workings of the teenage mind on both a professional and personal level. She believes that a sense of perspective and a sense of humor are indispensable tools in getting through this tumultuous time.


Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg -1 post

Dr. Sharon Weiss-Greenberg is the executive director of JOFA (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance). She has been the co-director of the Orthodox Union's JLIC (Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) at Harvard; and was the Rosh Moshava (Head of Camp) at Camp Stone. She studied at Drisha, received her BA and MA from Yeshiva University, and earned her doctorate at New York University as a Wexner Davidson Fellow.


Ela Solmsen -1 post

Ela Solmsen is an eighth grader at the Hannah Senesh Community Day School. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and loves all kinds of dance, including jazz, ballet, modern, and pointe. In addition to dance, she also loves to read and write.

Elena Eisenstadt

Elena Eisenstadt -2 posts

Elena Eisenstadt is a senior at the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she serves as editor-in-chief of its news-magazine, Earthquake. She is also a founding member of the Mechanicals Acting Troupe at the MacGuffin Theatre & Film Co. In her free time, she enjoys taking photos, drawing, and watching movies.

Eliana Shapere

Eliana Shapere -3 posts

Eliana Shapere is a first-year student at Barnard College. She is an artist, poet, and DJ.

Elise Anstey

Elise Anstey -3 posts

Elise Anstey is a junior at The Bush School in Seattle, Washington. Her activities range from the school social committee and working at a local pizza parlor to volunteering for an organization that provides support to homeless youth. Elise enjoys photography and writing and is most often seen taking portraits of her friends.


Elisheva Parkoff -1 post

Elisheva Parkoff is a junior at Denver Academy of Torah in Denver, Colorado. She is madly in love with all aspects of connection, whether it is through her  youth group NCSY, or her favorite books. Shevi can often be found on the soccer field or reading in the beautiful scenery of Colorado.

Elizabeth Mandel

Elizabeth Mandel -1 post

Elizabeth Mandel is the founder and executive director of jGirls Magazine, an online community and magazine written by and for self-identifying Jewish teenage girls. She lives in New York with her husband and three daughters.

Emanuelle Sippy

Emanuelle Sippy -3 posts

Emanuelle Sippy is a high school senior in Lexington, Kentucky, and is so happy to return for her third year as a jGirls editor and art department head. She co-directs the Prichard Committee Student Voice Team, collaborates on the Education Justice Collective's Move School Forward Campaign, and organizes with Future Coalition. Emanuelle enjoys cooking, exploring the intersections of art and activism, and conversations about everything from poetry to politics.

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