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Unpacking is a podcast series that delves into issues facing the Orthodox Jewish community.

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Unpacking Pregnancy Crises

December 7th, 2021


In this episode, we are joined by Erica Pelman of In Shifra's Arms. 

Erica Pelman founded In Shifra’s Arms in 2009 and has acted as Executive Director ever since. Previously she worked at the Center for Faith-Based and …

Unpacking Meaning

April 5th, 2021


In this episode, we interview Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz about cultivating meaning in ourselves and our children. 

Rabbi Dr. Jay Goldmintz is a veteran …

Unpacking Abuse Prevention

January 13th, 2021


In this episode, we interview Rahel Bayar, CEO of The Bayar Group. 

Rachel is a former sex crimes and child abuse prosecutor who has worked in the field of sexual misconduct and abuse prevention for over a decade. She …

Unpacking Ruth Bader Ginsburg

December 8th, 2020


In this episode of Unpacking, Rachel Wainer Apter joins us for a conversation about her personal relationship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which began when she served as a law clerk on the Supreme Court for Justice …

Unpacking Wellness

October 7th, 2020


In this episode our guest is Tziporah Gelman, founder of an all female fitness boutique studio Frumba Chicago, in Skokie, Illinois.  Her dream is to inspire women to love themselves and empower them through her …

Unpacking Women's Education

August 19th, 2020


In this episode our guest is Dr. Leslie Ginsparg Klein, the Academic Dean of Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary and author of the children’s book …

Unpacking Expectations

June 30th, 2020


Join us for an interview with Dr. Rivka Press Schwartz in which we unpack expectations of women in the Orthodox Jewish community.

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