1 hr 17 min

Mark Trencher: Orthonomics: The Cost of Frum Life [Wealth 1/4‪]‬ 18Forty Podcast

    • Judaism

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Mark Trencher - founder of Nishma Research - about finances in the Orthodox community.

Mark Trencher founded Nishma Research to survey the Jewish community about various important questions relating to Jewish life. His surveys are of wide-ranging subject matter, including reasons that people go off the derech, political orientation, opinions about vaccines, and of course, finances.

- How taxing is Orthodoxy on peoples’ finances?
- What financial areas do Orthodox families struggle with most?
- Are Orthodox people able to save for retirement?
- How does this financial strain affect peoples’ religiosity?

Tune in to hear a conversation about Orthodox Judaism and finances.

For more, visit https://18forty.org/wealth/.

References:
Rupture and Reconstruction by Haym Soloveitchik
https://traditiononline.org/rupture-and-reconstruction-the-transformation-of-contemporary-orthodoxy/
Wanting by Luke Burgis
https://www.amazon.com/Wanting-Power-Mimetic-Desire-Everyday/dp/1250262488
All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen
https://www.amazon.com/All-Who-Go-Not-Return/dp/1555977057
The Index Card by Helaine Olen
https://www.amazon.com/Index-Card-Personal-Finance-Complicated/dp/1591847680
Nishma Research
http://nishmaresearch.com/
Kosher Money Podcast
https://livingsmarterjewish.org/series/kosher-money-podcast/
https://twitter.com/awilkinson

Mark Trencher is the founder of Nishma Research, which has conducted nine broad Jewish communal studies since 2015, as well as eight Jewish organizational studies. Mark previously headed research departments at two Fortune 200 financial firms and has taught business statistics on an undergraduate and graduate level. Through Nishma, Mark has studied under-examined issues in the Orthodox community relating to the community’s beliefs, practices, and attitudes. Mark currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the National Council of Young Israel and PORAT (People for Orthodox Renaissance and Torah), and president of the Hartford Kashrut Commission.

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Mark Trencher - founder of Nishma Research - about finances in the Orthodox community.

Mark Trencher founded Nishma Research to survey the Jewish community about various important questions relating to Jewish life. His surveys are of wide-ranging subject matter, including reasons that people go off the derech, political orientation, opinions about vaccines, and of course, finances.

- How taxing is Orthodoxy on peoples’ finances?
- What financial areas do Orthodox families struggle with most?
- Are Orthodox people able to save for retirement?
- How does this financial strain affect peoples’ religiosity?

Tune in to hear a conversation about Orthodox Judaism and finances.

For more, visit https://18forty.org/wealth/.

References:
Rupture and Reconstruction by Haym Soloveitchik
https://traditiononline.org/rupture-and-reconstruction-the-transformation-of-contemporary-orthodoxy/
Wanting by Luke Burgis
https://www.amazon.com/Wanting-Power-Mimetic-Desire-Everyday/dp/1250262488
All Who Go Do Not Return by Shulem Deen
https://www.amazon.com/All-Who-Go-Not-Return/dp/1555977057
The Index Card by Helaine Olen
https://www.amazon.com/Index-Card-Personal-Finance-Complicated/dp/1591847680
Nishma Research
http://nishmaresearch.com/
Kosher Money Podcast
https://livingsmarterjewish.org/series/kosher-money-podcast/
https://twitter.com/awilkinson

Mark Trencher is the founder of Nishma Research, which has conducted nine broad Jewish communal studies since 2015, as well as eight Jewish organizational studies. Mark previously headed research departments at two Fortune 200 financial firms and has taught business statistics on an undergraduate and graduate level. Through Nishma, Mark has studied under-examined issues in the Orthodox community relating to the community’s beliefs, practices, and attitudes. Mark currently sits on the Board of Directors of both the National Council of Young Israel and PORAT (People for Orthodox Renaissance and Torah), and president of the Hartford Kashrut Commission.

1 hr 17 min