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The Jewish community for women

Instantly connect to Jewish friends, resources, and to being fully and proudly, unapologetically you

Connect with like-minded Jewish women

Share Jewish culture and joy

Advance in your life, relationships, and career

Learn Jewish rituals that will fill your life with purpose

Live your Jewish life, your way

No judgement. Ever.

The empowering Jewish community that accepts you – and cheerleads you – exactly as you are

Smashing Life is the non-judgmental private club for Jewish women that nourishes and empowers you, and gives you everything you need to feel Jewish at heart, and supercharged in life, hosted by Karen Cinnamon, founder of Your Jewish Life and Smashing The Glass.

Ready to be surrounded by smart, supportive, available Jewish friends, and build real world relationships to cheer each other on and get that same support?

We are a ‘zero cliques’, non-judgmental community – a safe, fun space where you will be embraced for who you are, and supported for what you want. We make it happen inside Smashing Life!

You’re Jewish, proud, and fabulous

As wonderful as being Jewish is, it can often feel isolating, lonely and really difficult to find a community who ‘gets’ you. It can be hard to meet like-minded Jewish friends, and when we wonder how we fit into the Jewish world we can feel misunderstood, overwhelmed, and afraid to be judged.

And that’s where Smashing Life comes in. Described as the “Jewish community I always wished for in my adult years” by Sam, one of our much-loved members, Smashing Life is your support system, squad of cheerleaders, and place to feel welcomed and understood. It’s a place to finally be accepted and celebrate feeling more ‘Jew-than-ish’, all within a positive, vibrant community.

 

“Thanks to Smashing Life I was able to be myself in this community of strong and like-minded women. I have gained courage and I started to stand up for myself more in my life and speak up at work. I just received a promotion which has been hectic but great!”

Carolina Rossin – New York City

 

Here’s what’s waiting for you inside Smashing Life:

  • A community of ready-made, like-minded Jewish friends to build strong, supportive Jewish friendships
  • Social events (online and IRL) to deepen connection and most importantly have a good time!
  • Forums to pool knowledge, advice and support on everything from Jewish life to relationships, recipes, family life, work, travel, and more – all within a safe, moderated space.
  • Monthly expert masterclasses chosen by YOU to progress in your life and career
  • Monthly Rosh Chodesh Group to gather for a wide variety of activities, from sharing a meal, to discussing Jewish ethics, working for social change, and more.
  • ‘Make it happen’ challenges to get you where you want to be  – personally, professionally, and / or Jewishly
  • Members-only discounts and gifts so you can save money on your favorite brands and services
  • ‘Friendship-dating’-style member directory to connect with local and international new Jewish friends
  • ‘Conversion Club’ for members in the process of converting to be supported by those who have converted as well as those on a similar path
  • Dedicated ‘TTC, pregnancy and parenting‘ sub-community
  • Dedicated Newlyweds sub-community
  • Recipes, book club + crafts club  – to facilitate connection… and fun!
  • Joy, meaning and purpose – it’s proven that biologically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually, we perform better and have greater successes as individuals when we are connected to a nurturing collective.

“If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far, go together”

The non-judgmental private club for Jewish women

Smashing Life is for all Jewish women – single, engaged, married, mother, business owner, corporate climber… modern Jew, traditional Jew, patrilineal Jew, new Jew… Those with and plenty of close Jewish friends, and those without… Any of these, or a beautiful combination, we welcome ALL Jewish women with open arms.

 

Smashing Life is a place to nourish your own personal development while connecting with other like-minded Jewish women – around the corner and across the globe.

 

Inside Smashing Life, you’ll be surrounded by Jewish friends who get and understand you. Who can relate to you. Who can support you. Who can encourage you.

In our accepting non-judgmental environment, no matter what’s going on in your life, we’ve got you.

And because of our global community, there is always a 3am friend (or several!). Your middle of the night is another Lifer’s day time. We’re better together, stronger together and take deeper risks when we feel part of a supportive, nurturing collective.

24/7 you can throw out a question – whether it’s looking for a product recommendation or something more serious like advice for dealing with a family or work issue – we’ve got you covered so you can feel empowered – all day every day.

And whilst you can talk about ANYTHING inside the safe space of Smashing Life (nothing is off limits), we focus on the following themes in the form of masterclasses, challenges, Q&As, and in-person and virtual meet-ups:

  • Jewish Life
  • Relationships
  • House hunting + Interiors
  • Family and in-laws
  • Jewish Tradition Basics
  • TTC, Pregnancy + Parenting
  • Health + Wellbeing
  • Career + Work/Life Balance
  • Style + Beauty
  • Travel
  • Entertaining
  • Jewish Diversity and Anti-racism
  • Mental Health + Self-care
  • Finances

 

Strengthen your identity and live a life filled with purpose and joy

“I joined Smashing Life a year and a half ago and have made some wonderful friends. I have a place to crowdsource, to figure out weird Jewish questions without judgement, to celebrate, to socialize, and it’s so welcoming to all Jews (previously I have felt ostracized or even shamed because I don’t keep kosher enough or don’t do Shabbat ‘right’ etc).

I really have more unabashedly reclaimed my Judaism and infused it into my life. I’m ready to have conversations about my life with my partner about what a marriage and raising kids looks like for us, being interfaith. And that is absolute personal growth and life goals. And just being me, and being ok with being me. That’s a major life goal.”

Emily S – Houston, Texas


 

But wait.. who am I?

I’m Karen Cinnamon, founder of ‘Your Jewish Life’, the premier podcast, Instagram account and weekly newsletter for Jewish and Jew(ish) millennials + Gen Z, with a combined reach of over 1 million users every week.

I’m also the founder of ‘Smashing Life’ the fastest-growing community for Jewish women in the world, and ‘Smashing The Glass’ the world’s biggest Jewish wedding platform.

With offices in NYC and London, we curate non-judgemental, warm and inclusive online Jewish spaces to inspire you to build the joyful Jew(ish) life you want – on your terms – in the company of like-minded women across the globe.


100% of members recommend Smashing Life

With 65% of members being extremely likely to recommend it (surveyed: February 2022).

 

Discounts and gifts

As a Smashing Lifer you get ongoing perks and discounts, from our favorite brands and small Jewish businesses covering shopping, lifestyle, wellbeing and more. New discounts are added every month so the fun just keeps on getting better!

On top of this, you’ll gain front-row access to the Smashing Life team and give your input on our exciting new products, programming, and initiatives.

 


“Smashing Life is an absolutely magical community that provides connections to kind and supportive Jewish friends all over the world, masterclasses to help guide us with life hacks, accountability partnering, yummy recipes, twice weekly Zoom yoga sessions and Zoom get togethers (and in-person get togethers in non-pandemic times).

We are close enough to share our life milestones and victories and vulnerable and safe enough to share our defeats and low points, and we receive an incredible amount of genuine support for each high point, low point, and everywhere in between.

Join Smashing Life for year round awesomeness, warmth, support, fun, life hacks, and resources.”

Ashley L – Los Angeles

How to join

Smashing Life membership costs $19/month – or pay annually at $190/year and get two months free.

That works out at 60¢ day (or just 50¢ a day if you go annual)!

There’s no contract or hidden costs and you can cancel at any time at the click of a button.

The price will be going up later on this year as we add new features and resources to reflect the fantastic variety of benefits on offer, but you’ll forever be locked in at your sign-up membership price for as long as you stay with us.

What is Smashing Life?

Described as the “Jewish community I always wished for in my adult years” by Sam, one of our much-lived members, Smashing Life is the vibrant, modern space to instantly connect to Jewish friends, resources, and to being fully and proudly, unapologetically you.

It’s a community. It’s a support system. It’s a safe space. It’s a momentum-builder. It’s a horizon broadener. It’s like the warmth of freshly baked challah and Shabbat candles fused with fashion, interiors, lifestyle, recipes, a healthy dose of fun, and a whole lotta heartfelt love and support. It’s everything you’ve been looking for, and it’s hosted by Karen Cinnamon, founder of Your Jewish Life – the premier podcast, Instagram account and weekly newsletter for Jewish millennials, and Smashing The Glass the world’s biggest Jewish wedding platform.

I’m a patrilineal Jew / in the process of converting to Judaism / the partner of a Jew – is Smashing Life for me?

Smashing Life is an inclusive Jewish space. We welcome patrilineal Jews, in-progress converts and those considering the conversion process, as well as those still exploring how they connect to their Jewish heritage, and partners of Jews. It goes without saying, we also embrace ALL Jewish women – traditional, cultural, liberal and any other way we care to label our identity. However, Smashing Life is not a space for Messianics.

Who do I connect with members who live near me?

We have a dedicated ‘Jewish friendship dating’ platform where you can search for fellow members (and future friends) by location / industry / interests and more!

What is included in the membership?

  • A community of ready-made, like-minded Jewish friends – both local and international
  • Regular social events (online and IRL)
  • Thoughtful monthly programming
  • Forums to pool knowledge, advice and support
  • Accountability and support when you need it
  • Monthly Rosh Chodesh group
  • Book club, crafts club, recipe inspo and ‘great Jewish bake-offs’
  • Dedicated ‘TTC, pregnancy and parenting’ sub-community
  • Dedicated ‘Jewish newlyweds’ sub-community
  • Members-only discounts and gifts
  • Modern Jewish life experts
  • Virtual Shabbats and masterclasses
  • 2022 Jewish calendar (digital download)

Will I have a chance to meet members IRL?

You bet! We routinely organize SL in-person meet-ups (the next one is in London 🇬🇧 and we have NYC and LA 🇺🇸 planned shortly too). No matter where you live in the world we encourage members to get together IRL and we facilitate all sorts of ways to make this happen!

How do I join?

Click here to join – I can’t wait to welcome you with open arms!

Can you break down the membership cost?

Smashing Life membership costs $19/month or pay annually at $190/year and get two months free.

That works out at 60¢ day (or just 50¢ a day if you go annual)!

Joining Smashing Life is one of the best possible investments you can make in yourself and your dreams. The expansiveness, support, warmth, and opportunity you will feel is going to blow your mind.

NB. The membership price will be going up in July 2022 as we add new features and resources to reflect the fantastic variety of benefits on offer, but you’ll forever be locked in at your sign-up membership price for as long as you stay with us.

I live in the USA / UK / Canada / Australia / Another part of the world – Is Smashing Life for me?

Absolutely! We are a global community and pride ourselves on having members from all over the world. In fact it’s one of our pluses as someone is ALWAYS awake to talk / support / celebrate with you if you have something on your mind at 3am your time.

That said, the majority of our members are from the USA, but we have many, many members from all across Europe, UK, Canada, Israel, South America, and Australia. Come join in the fun!

How long does membership last?

We have two membership options – annual (you’ll get two months free) and monthly. Depending on the membership type you prefer, membership lasts one year or is month by month. There is no contract with either  – and you can cancel at any time.

Are members of Smashing Life a particular age group or at a particular stage of life?

We welcome all Jewish and Jew-ish women wherever you live, whatever stage of life you’re at, and whatever age you are, but please note that the vast majority of our members are between the ages of 25 – 45.

Is a trial membership available?

While we do not have a trial membership option, you can sign up for one month of Smashing Life to see what it’s all about!

Can my company or community partner with Smashing Life?

Please drop us a line at emily@smashingtheglass.com with any partnership enquiries.

If you are ready…

… for connections and friendships that will last a lifetime

…. to advance in every area of your life

…. to feel nourished and supported to build the life you want – on your terms

… to facilitate connections that can be taken offline, whether you want to start a new creative project, meet new people, or if you’re considering moving to an new area or town…

…. to feel #jewishandproud

…You are ready for Smashing Life.