All Who Go Do Not Return

Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Time: 07:30pm

ShulemDeenTrayes Hall, Douglas Student Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick

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Shulem Deen, Author

The Abram Matlofsky Annual Program
funded by the Karma Foundation

Shulem Deen will discuss his memoir, All Who Go Do Not Return, winner of the National Jewish Book Award in 2015. A moving and revealing exploration of Hasidic life, the book explores Deen’s struggles with faith, family, and community as he grows up in, and then chooses to leave, the Skverers, one of America’s most insular Hasidic sects. A columnist for Forward, Deen’s articles have appeared in the New Republic, Salon, and Tablet. He is a member of the board of Footsteps, an organization that assists those who have left the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

The High Price of Leaving Ultra-Orthodox LIfe
New York Times, March 30, 2017
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