Shayna Peavey saved her grandmother’s scarves and shawls after she passed away in 2008. Her grandmother, Dot, collected dozens of them throughout her life and would almost always have one on, no matter what the occasion.
Dot was an independent woman who made some radical choices for 1950s middle America.
Now 30-year-old Shayna is defining her own life as a Jewish Cantor in New York City. It was a hard adjustment for her, but she finds strength in grandmother’s memory.
Shayna’s recording of Hashiveinu is featured on the slideshow.