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Get the Story Aperture app at the App Store

Share the stories of everyday Jewish women with the Story Aperture mobile app:

  1. Download the app*
  2. Record your story
  3. Share with JWA!

*Or use one of our online forms

  • Maya Jodidio

    "Before Story Aperture, I never felt the need to listen and understand the stories of Jewish women in my life. Now, I am excited to talk to other women, learn about their lives, and record their experiences" - Maya J

  • Isabel Kirsch

    "I got to know my grandmother better in just the duration of the one interview...it opened a new chapter in our relationship." – Isabel K.

  • Hannah Himmelgreen

    "Everyone deserves a chance to share their story and I am so glad that I could help facilitate this." - Hannah H.


About Story Aperture

Story Aperture enables people of all ages and genders to collect and share the untold and underrepresented stories of Jewish women through mobile technology.

How To Conduct An Interview Using Story Aperture

Follow these basic steps to conduct a Story Aperture interview.

Question Sets

Question Sets help narrow the focus of your interview by offering optional prompts to ask your narrator. Choose one of JWA’s original Question Sets, or create your own!


Interested in partnering with JWA to bring Story Aperture to your community? Learn more about our collaborative approach and meet some of our current partners.


Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Story Aperture? Browse answers to the most frequently asked questions here.

In Our Own Voices

In Our Own Voices, published in 2005, is a how-to guide for conducting life history interviews with American Jewish women. This comprehensive resource and workbook includes introductory essays by leading scholars of Jewish women’s history, frameworks for understanding the multiple and intersecting spheres of women’s lives, and hundreds of sample questions to choose from.


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