Follow Kveller
About: Cori Widen
Full Name Cori Widen
Cori Widen
Cori Widen is a New York transplant who lives in the Jerusalem area with her two favorite blondes: her husband Shalev and their toddler, Kaveh. She works at Gesher, an organization dedicated to bridging the gaps between secular and religious Israelis. Her goals as a mother include but aren't limited to instilling empathy, a love of Jewish life & Israel, a belief in science, and an unquenchable thirst for leafy green vegetables.

Posts by Cori Widen:

  • Oct 21 2013
    Breaking Away from Family Dysfunction

    My father died when I was just shy of 5 and my mom struggled with bipolar disorder and drug addiction. My extended family vacillated between heroic and toxic. To feel safe, I made wishes in the form of books, writing … Continue reading


  • Oct 7 2013
    Why Are Israeli Preschools Feeding Our Kids Crap?

      Israel does a lot of things exceptionally well: Jewish life in general, giving people reasons to weep from spiritual depth, falafel, breeding good-looking Jews. But you know what Israelis aren’t doing so well? Feeding children. And while some mothers … Continue reading


  • Aug 20 2013
    What I’ve Learned From My Son About Hope

    Traditionally, during month of Elul, we say Psalm 27–lots of rabbis and other clever Jews have insights as to what it teaches us as we head into the High Holidays. Suffering from mommy-brain is a new part of my fabulous … Continue reading



Recently on Mayim