Chabad to hold virtual discussion on “Unorthodox” on May 24

The Rohr Chabad Center will host a virtual program "Unorthodox: a scandalously honest discussion on ‘the Orthodox,’ the people and their lifestyle” on Sunday, May 24, at 7 pm. The program will be a discussion between Rivkah Slonim, education director at the Rohr Chabad Center, and Dr. Rhonda Levine. It can be accessed at www. Jewishbu.com/virtual. No prior registration is necessary.

Levine is professor of sociology, emerita, at Colgate University, where she taught for 35 years. She is the author of “When Race Meets Class: African Americans Coming of Age in a Small City (Routledge, 2019), “Class Struggle and the New Deal: Industrial Labor” and other scholarly works and articles. 
Levine has served on numerous committees and has held elected office in a number of professional organizations, including the Council of the American Sociological Association and the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. She has also served on the Editorial Boards of Critical Sociology, Sociological Forum, Social Problems, Research in Political Sociology, and the book series “Sociological Perspectives in Social Life” (Westview Press). She is currently beginning a new research project on the various roles of haredi women.
“Recent hype and discussion of ultra-Chasidic groups has dominated print press, as well as social media conversation with the release of the mini-series ‘Unorthodox.’ The questions it may have raised are not new, but now they are coming fast and furious,” said Slonim. “I welcome the opportunity to answer these questions and address important issues. Rhonda will ask some leading questions, but we will have the chat feature open to any and all questions from participants.”