Sunday, August 25, 2019

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.


Olivia Newman - 1 post

Olivia Newman is a senior at Cresskill High School in Cresskill, New Jersey. She loves writing, tennis and smiling as widely as possible.

Penina Satlow

Penina Satlow - 3 posts

Penina Satlow is a senior at Classical High School in Providence, Rhode Island. At school, she plays field hockey, and acts in school plays. She sings with HaZamir, the International Jewish High School Choir. Penina loves reading fiction and watching spoken word poetry, though she has yet to perform her own. She is a member of the jGirls Editorial Board, working in the Fiction and Poetry Departments.


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 - 1 post

Rama Lapidus is a ninth grader at Gelinas Junior High School in Setauket, New York. She has been dancing for many years, trying different styles, but her strongest interest is contemporary/modern dance. Rama enjoys English class and her foreign language, Spanish, and she also participates in multiple singing groups, both during and after school.

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.


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.


Ruthie Stolovitz

Ruthie Stolovitz is a Junior at the Weber School in Atlanta Georgia. She enjoys cooking, playing with her dog and art!

Sammi Reyes

Sammi Reyes - 1 post

Sammi Reyes is a senior at Somers High School in Somers, New York. She is Executive Board Treasurer of her school's Student Council. Sammi also runs a blog titled The Spiritual Jew and is the host of the motivational podcast, Fashion Your Passion. Sammi is passionate about writing and all things Jewish, and in her spare time, she likes to read and inspire others.


Sarah Chasin - 1 post

Sarah Chasin is in eleventh grade at Boise High School in Boise, Idaho. Sarah enjoys having conversations about physics and music as well as just getting to know all of the wonderful people in this world.

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