Calling Out the Good: Living an Authentic Jewish Life

Calling Out the Good: Living an Authentic Jewish Life
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Samantha Hauptman

Educator and Writer

Halacha and our Jewish story usually give us hooks on which to hang our own personal stories. But what happens when the hooks don't seem just right because parts of our story don't fit into neat boxe... See more

Themes: Identity

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Samantha  Hauptman, 

Educator and Writer

Samantha Hauptman, a native Angelino, moved to New Jersey two years ago. In her professional life, she is a college guidance counselor and English teacher. She is a wife and mother of five, ranging in ages from 20 to 5. She juggles endless loads of laundry, daily dishes, dinner, children who do not like jelly sandwiches, doctors' appointments, wake-up calls, homework, bath time, story time, and complicated summer plans. Orthodox Judaism is the lens that filters and informs her life decisions and in her not-so-spare-time she happily reads historical fiction.