Friday, March 16th: Deborah Feldman Presents ‘Unorthodox’

Deborah Feldman presents Unorthodox
WORD (126 Franklin St., Brooklyn)

Feldman’s memoir, about her break with her Hasidic upbringing, is making big waves here in Brooklyn. Brought up in the Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, she found herself 19 years old, married, and a mother — and she knew she had to leave. Feldman reveals all the details about her struggles to be true to herself as well as to her faith, from her “scandalous” love of Louisa May Alcott to her engagement at 17 and beyond. Come hear her story in person at a reading, signing, and Q&A.