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Friday, February 12 • 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Undoing the 'Un': Reflections From Those Who Have Left Ultra-Orthodoxy

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

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Rachel Berger

Rachel hails from sunny Philadelphia and now proudly calls New York home. She has a background in non-profit management focused on social justice and Jewish communal work. Rachel was a 2011-12 Dorot Fellow, spendng a year in Israel working with the African refugee population and learning the art of cheesemaking. As the Director of Community Engagement at Footsteps, she manages Footsteps’ community building programs, foundation relations... Read More →
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Mindi Yeger

Comedian. Born & raised in Brooklyn, Mindi is the youngest of five. Growing up ultra-orthodox, Mindi learned a lot about being Jewish but not much about the world. Always a good girl, Mindi followed the well-worn path for girls in her community & married young. 3 wonderful kids & 16 years later, the marriage ended and Mindi’s entry into the world at large began. Mindi credits comedy with giving her the ability to take even... Read More →


Friday February 12, 2016 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Elm

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