About the Author


Bayla Sheva Brenner

Bayla Sheva Brenner is senior writer in the OU Communications and Marketing Department.


A Day in the Life of a Prison Chaplain

For 30 years, Rabbi Moshe Frank has dedicated his life to helping Jewish maximum security prisoners.​

Holocaust at the Shabbos Table

A Shabbos that was different from all others.

Jewish Genealogy: The Journey to Oneself

Reaching into your ancestral history in order to refine your present identity.

A Life Unexpected: The Childless Woman

Even though I married later in life, I anticipated having children. I still can’t believe it’s not going to happen. I wasn’t prepared for this.

Healing a Wounded Covenant

Children of Holocaust survivors reclaim their heritage.

Life after the Super Bowl

Football champion Alan Veingrad is still making all the right moves.

Adoption: Filling the Void

Creating Jewish families through adoption.

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