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Friday, February 13 • 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Undoing the 'Un': Former Ultra-Orthodox Jews

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Individuals who leave ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities often face tremendous stereotypes, whether feeling "un"Orthodox or being labeled lazy, undisciplined, or "at- risk." Those who leave face either a romanticization of their original community or its vilification. Our panel will introduce individuals who are working to counter these narratives by creating cultural capital, utilizing artistic channels to say something very new about individuality, Jewish community and Jewish culture.

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Rachel Berger

Rachel Berger has background in non-profit management, philanthropy, and Jewish communal work. She holds an MSW from Columbia University. Rachel is the Director of Community Engagement at Footsteps where she creates community building events, leadership development programs, and public education programs. Currently, Rachel serves on the Board of HEKDESH, a Dorot alumni giving circle. Rachel lives in Manhattan with her husband, Josh Frankel, who... Read More →


Friday February 13, 2015 8:45pm - 10:00pm
Elm

Attendees (15)