Monday, January 18, 2021

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.

Elena Eisenstadt

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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.


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Eliana Goldin is from Atlanta, Georgia and has attended Modern Orthodox day school since she can remember. In her free time, she enjoys playing real instruments and the air guitar, playing sports, and following politics.

Eliana Shapere

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

Elise Anstey

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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

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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 Bernardini

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Elizabeth Bernardini is a junior at Shaker High School from Albany, New York. She is a competitive figure skater, skating 6 days a week for 3 hours a day year round. She loves reading and is extremely passionate about writing.

Elizabeth Mandel

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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.


Elizabeth Shvarts

Elizabeth Shvarts is a 16-year-old junior at Staten Island Technical High School, She is a first-generation American of Russian Jewish origin.

Emanuelle Sippy

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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.

Emi Cooper

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Emi Cooper is a junior at Urban Academy in Manhattan, and lives in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She is a volunteer coach at Figure Skating in Harlem, a member of the Jews of Color Caucus of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, and a participant in Schomburg Junior Scholars. She follows her passion for social justice through various volunteer and internship opportunities. Emi has been a member of the jGirls Magazine editorial board since 2017-2018.


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Emilie Tackett is an 11th grader at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. She enjoys FaceTiming her USY friends from all over the country and playing lacrosse and guitar. She is also the president of her youth group and loves to bake challah.


Emily Bebenek -1 post

Emily Bebenek is a senior at Mountain Brook High School. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with the actual cutest dog ever. She loves reading, writing, and–strangely enough—public speaking.

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