Unorthodox - Leaving Extremist Religion

Episode Summary

Gene Steinberg was born and raised in a Jewish Hasidic community in New York. At age 28, he made the difficult decision to leave orthodox-Judaism to live a life more aligned with his personal values. Gene explains what it is like to live in an isolationist Hasidic community, how he came to leave this way of life and the challenges that he and many others face when they do so.

Episode Notes

Freidom is an organization providing community and social/emotional support for those questioning or leaving orthodox Jewish communities

KindEar is a Yiddish and English phone support hotline serving the orthodox and formerly-orthodox Jewish communities.