About Gila Lyons

Gila Lyons is an MFA candidate in Literary Nonfiction at Columbia University. She has published essays, short stories, poems, and articles in a number of literary journals, newspapers, and magazines, including The Berkshire Review, Talking Leaves, and Mi’mamakim. She is also a staff writer for Go Ask Alice, Columbia University’s health and sexuality question and answer website. Gila has helped to edit two books, and has taught creative writing in schools, extra-curricular programs, and retreats. She has also facilitated writing workshops aimed at using writing as a therapeutic tool.

Fields of Dreams: The Jewish Farm School and Its New Plot of Land

By August 18, 2009

Look out at the plot of land and you will see an empty field, surrounded by thick forest on three sides, and tennis and basketball courts on the fourth. But when Simcha Schwartz, associate director of The Jewish Farm School, … Read More