If you are not following JITC on Facebook or twitter, you may not have heard that we’re well into filming our next video, “Orthodox Jewish All Stars.” The concept of the video is to debunk the myth that all Orthodox men are rabbis and that all Orthodox women are homemakers who are prohibited to work outside the home. For people who do know that Orthodox Jews can have other career options, there’s not always an understanding of how successful a person can be in his or her career while also remaining true to Torah observance.
“Orthodox Jewish All Stars” will include some of the most well-known observant Jews, including, but not limited to: Senator Joe Lieberman, best-selling novelist, Faye Kellerman, pro-boxer, Dmitriy Salita, former HBO producer, Jamie Geller, the first Orthodox Jewish female Rhodes Scholar, Miriam Rosenbaum, The Maccabeats, former pro-basketball player, Tamir Goodman, first Orthodox Jewish female Supreme Court Clerk, Rochelle Shoretz, and Hasidic comedian and actor Mendy Pellin.
This is our most ambitious video to date, but it’s off to a great start, and we hope that by putting so many stars into one video, we will be able to get this important message out to more people than ever. Stay tuned!