What Does Unorthodox Get Right About Those Who Leave Hassidic Communities? (Remote)

Schneur Zalman Newfield
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York
Thursday July 15
noon-1:00 p.m. ET

The recent Netflix series Unorthodox portrays the journey of a young woman who leaves her Hasidic community, prompting much discussion. Among the questions is “how accurately was this experience portrayed?” Professor Schneur Zalman Newfield also went through a separation process and will discuss his experience, his recently published book based on his research on this topic, and some perspectives on the Netflix series.

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