Coming up at the JCC, author Leah Vincent in conversation with Footsteps’ Executive Director Lani Santo. Thursday Nov. 20, 11am- 12:20 pm.
The daughter of an ultra-Orthodox rabbi, Leah Vincent was raised in a very strict household. When she began exchanging letters with a male friend at the age of 16, against her parents’ rules, she was cut loose from her family. A 16-year-old Vincent was given a plane ticket to NYC and left to fend for herself.
Leah Vincent now works with Footsteps, an organization that supports formerly Orthodox individuals. Footsteps provides a range of services, including social and emotional support, educational and vocational guidance, workshops and social activities, and access to resources for individuals who want to explore beyond their insular communities.
On Nov. 20, Leah Vincent will speak of her experience and partake in a discussion with Footsteps’ Executive Director Lani Santo.