Saturday, September 26, 2020

Nonfiction

Unfinished by Miriam Hope - Photo by Aidyn Levin

Unfinished

"It’s not the ending that scares me, it's all the things that didn’t end."
What the Shofar Means to Me by Jessie Schwalb - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

What the Shofar Means to Me

"Maybe I will look back on this Rosh Hashanah with the same bewilderment I feel looking back on my seven-year-old self."
Why We Need to Stop Straightening Our Hair by Justine Fisher - Photo by Auden Yurman

Why We Need to Stop Straightening Our Hair

"What message did it send to me as a little girl when I had my hair straightened for special occasions?"
Finding Home by Alexa Serby - Photo by Molly Voit

Finding Home

"At camp I found people that I could relate to at the core, something that I never really found in my hometown."
Seven Ways to Stay Connected with Judaism While Life Is on Hold By Emilie Tackett photo by Molly Voit

Seven Ways to Stay Connected with Judaism While Life Is on...

"There are plenty of ways to stay connected—for as long as it takes until life returns to normal."
Four Years Later By Sarit Scher - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

Four Years Later

Two letters: one from the first day of Sarit's first year of high school, the other from the first day of her last year of high school.
Spreading Gender Pronoun Awareness in the Classroom By Annie Poole - Photo by Elena Eisenstadt

Spreading Gender Pronoun Awareness in the Classroom

"Gender non-binary students are often overlooked in the classroom."
A Community in Crisis by Sarah Cohen - Photo by Molly Voit

A Community in Crisis

"The best thing for us to do is to stay strong and stay connected."
The Unspoken Truths of The Pandemic By Olivia Leviss - Photo by Molly Voit

The Unspoken Truths of the Pandemic

"The pandemic took away the control I had over my life, bringing out more pain and overwhelming emotions."
Where Are We Now? by Ilana Drank - Photo by Ruby Stillman

Where Are We Now?

How do you recognize the last time you will do something?
Independence During Social Isolation by Sage Gilbert - Photo by Ruby Stillman

Independence During Social Isolation

"After talking to the same people all day every day, I’ve found that I yearn for some time alone."
Corona Funeral by Lyla Souccar - Photo by Molly Voit

Corona Funeral

"My safta had passed away, alone."

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