I am: Etty

My Story:

I was born and raised in Crown Heights, a Lubavitch Jewish community in Brooklyn. I grew up surrounded by people who follow a certain set of customs, rules, and beliefs that I never felt a part of.

As of now I’m still living in that community while exploring my options. I’m trying to find a balance between staying true to myself and what is expected of me. I hope to tell my story and bring some understanding to a topic that usually not spoken of.

My Film: Off the Derech



"Off the Derech" literally translates into ‘Off the Path’. This term is used to describe people from the Crown Heights community who go off the path of Judaism. My film is about my struggle, and others like me, who go off into our own paths.


Tags: Religion, Culture, Identity



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