We’re an evolving community of Jews from assorted backgrounds seeking to understand what it means to be Jewish today through our writing.
We come to our writing without pre-conditions, seeking through words a path that will lead us to a deeper understanding of our connection to our heritage.
When you participate in The Jewish Writing Project, it doesn’t matter if you’re born Jewish or if you converted to Judaism, if only one of your parents is Jewish or if neither parent is Jewish.
All that matters is that you possess the desire to tell others about a particular experience that may have shaped your understanding of what it means to be a Jew, the willingness to explore a memory about being Jewish that holds a special place in your heart, or the wish to express your thoughts about how being Jewish has enriched your life (or made your life more difficult).
You’re welcome to share stories, poems, memoirs, interviews–even random thoughts–as long as you keep the focus on being Jewish and on what being Jewish means to you.
Together we can provide each other with new ways of looking at and understanding what it means to be Jewish today.
For more information about The Jewish Writing Project, write to Bruce Black at:
We look forward to reading your story, and thank you for thinking of the Project as a possible home for your work.
Bruce Black, Editorial Director
Madeline Black, Associate Editor