Miriam Moster

Executive Director

Miriam Moster is a doctoral student in sociology at CUNY Graduate Center, a Mellon Humanities Public Fellow and a Wexner Graduate Fellow. Her research looks at the experiences of parents who leave strict religious marriages and communities. She received her MFA from Hunter, City University of New York.

Board of Directors

Shulem Deen is a writer, journalist, and author of the award-winning memoir “All Who Go Do Not Return.” He is a regular contributor to the Forward, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, the New Republic, Narratively, Salon, Tablet Magazine, and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Schneur Zalman Newfield is an Assistant Professor of sociology at Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York. He earned his PhD in sociology from New York University. His first book, Degrees of Separation: Identity Formation While Leaving Ultra-Orthodox Judaism (2020) was published by Temple University Press. Visit him online at zalmannewfield.com.

Hannah Lebovits is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas – Arlington. Her research and teaching efforts focus on urban policy, public administration and social sustainability. She is also a freelance writer and has written for local and national publications. Visit her online at   hannahlebovits.com.

Beatrice Weber was raised in an ultra-Orthodox community and was married off to a Rabbi in an arranged marriage when she was 18 years old, never having graduated High School. After leaving her marriage she went on to attain an MBA. She speaks widely about issues related to the Hasidic community and is invested in female empowerment.