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no diving - jGirls+ Magazine Fall 2020 Issue
No Diving - jGirls+ Magazine - Issue 001, Fall 2020 - cover

No Diving

jGirls+ Magazine Issue 001, Fall 2020

As we enter the new Jewish year, 5781, we’re excited to share our fall issue with you. In the midst of two pandemics, COVID-19 and the much older systemic racism, our way of processing, reflecting, and documenting was to create this special issue. We hope the pages of “No Diving” fill some of the liminal space between sweetness and bitterness. Through creating this issue, we felt the gravity of this particular moment. Yet, we also found comfort in the fact that our ancestors have shouldered immense weight. While they asked questions, while they took to the streets, while they grieved, they too created art.

Annie Poole & Emanuelle Sippy
Lead Issue Editors

A photo of the Western Wall in Jerusalem

A Community Against Hate

Just two days after the attack, a “Rally Against Hate” was held at the temple, gathering members of different faiths and backgrounds to stand up against acts of bias and intolerance.
A girl with curly brown hair smiles at the camera. She is standing in front of a stone wall.

The Hardcover on Your Nightstand

Would you love me more if I was made of paper?
jGirls+ Magazine - Fall 2020

Still Life With an Old Friend

"This still life exhibits elements of my past, present, and future."
A middle-aged man wearing a kippah places pita dough to go into a stone oven.

That’s Not Hummus

For my father, hummus is not just a dip that you order at a restaurant to try something “ethnic.” It is a taste of home.
A hand scribbles in a notebook surrounded by crumpled-up pieces of paper.

To My Poetry

I cannot connect with you For I am so worried about what others might say
A huge tree with the sun peeking through the leaves, multiple trees in the near distance.

When the Tree of Life Burns

"She is a Tree of Life to those that grasp her, / and whoever holds onto her is happy."
Mountains with sunset - Aliza Abusch-Magder - jGirls+ Magazine


The smell of smoke leads Emma Boxer down memory lane until she reads a headline about Israel in the news.
Pianist by Hannah Rubenstein for Common Sense by Emma Guzowski

Common Sense

She knows by Lydia Miller

She Knows

Nights in June by Alexa Druyanoff

Nights in June

The Power in Jewish Youth By Ofek Preis - Photo by Sonja Lippmann

The Power in Jewish Youth

On Being a Jewish New Yorker by Molly Voit - Photo by Elise Anstey

On Being a Jewish New Yorker


Share Your Voice and Vision!

jGirls+ Magazine accepts submissions on an ongoing basis from from self-identifying Jewish teenage girls ages 13-19. We accept submissions on any subject of interest to you.

We also pose “theme” questions that our editors and friends are talking about, and we invite you to join the conversation by submitting works on those topics, too.

jGirls+ Magazine - Fall 2020

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