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Join Alex Fleksher and Rivki Silver as they explore the topics that impact the lives of frum women through conversations that include candid personal examples, interviews with normal frum women, input from experts in their field, and practical advice.

Normal Frum Wome‪n‬ Alex Fleksher and Rivki Silver

    • Judaism
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Join Alex Fleksher and Rivki Silver as they explore the topics that impact the lives of frum women through conversations that include candid personal examples, interviews with normal frum women, input from experts in their field, and practical advice.

    Normal Frum Rebbetzins

    Normal Frum Rebbetzins

    Rebbetzins are normal frum women too! In this episode we sit down with Rebbetzin Chamie Haber of Norfolk, VA, and Rebbetzin Yocheved Goldberg of Boca Raton, Florida, and get real about the complexities, nuances and joys of being a rebbetzin!

    In today’s episode we’ll be discussing:

    -The role of the rebbetzin in inspiring, mentoring and leading her community and beyond
    -The traits we look for in a rebbetzin
    -Personalities, skill sets and babka baking: The challenges rebbetzins face wearing many hats for many people
    -Being a rebbetzin as a life goal vs. growing into the role
    -What rebbetzins love and struggle with in their position
    -The rebbetzin and rabbi relationship
    -Tips for developing a relationship with a rebbetzin


    We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode!

    This episode of Normal Frum Women is sponsored by CBs Shuk @cbsshuk 

    • 45 min
    How To Say No (Without Feeling Guilty)

    How To Say No (Without Feeling Guilty)

    There are so many situations in life where we have the option to embrace opportunities or reject them, to say yes to something where we give a little (or a lot) of ourselves, or to say no, for whatever the reason. Setting boundaries is a crucial key to healthy interpersonal relationships -- and emotional health. But sometimes it’s so hard. Join us as we get to the root of these issues, and how they specifically impact the lives of frum women.

    In today’s episode we’ll be discussing:

        -Why it’s so hard to say no
       -The importance of setting boundaries
       -Setting boundaries in contributing to the community, with special guest Gill Wolovitz, LSW (MA)
       -Setting boundaries in interpersonal relationships, with psychologist and author, Sarah Chana Radcliffe
       -Practical takeaways to set boundaries protecting the things we value most


    We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode!

    References:

    Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown
    https://www.amazon.com/Daring-Greatly-Courage-Vulnerable-Transforms/dp/1592408419



    This episode of Normal Frum Women is supported by CB's Shuk @cbsshuk 

    • 46 min
    Our Complicated Relationship With Social Media

    Our Complicated Relationship With Social Media

    We know we’re not the only ones who have a love/hate relationship with social media. We’re spilling the beans about the ways we struggle with social media, and the ways we feel it enhances our lives. And we’ll be hearing from three special guests! So please join us.

    In today’s episode we’ll be discussing:

    -The pros of social media, with guest Ruchi Koval
    -The cons of social media, with guest Avigail Ishakis
    -The relationship between social media and emotional health, with guest psychotherapist Elisheva Liss
    -Our tips for managing social media in our lives


    We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or just email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode!

    References:
    Elisheva Liss’ “Therapy and Social Media” segment for Amudim:

    https://vimeo.com/494257565

    Normal Frum Women is supported by True Fitness with Chavi Cohen http://www.truefitonline.com

    • 44 min
    What Is Normal, Anyways?

    What Is Normal, Anyways?

    Normal. How does that word make you feel? Whether it’s a word you identify with or a word you avoid, chances are, it’s a word you think about.

    In today’s episode, we’re going to explore:

    -How to decide what normal means to you
    -The relationship between normal and healthy
    -Appreciating other people’s normal instead of spiraling into insecurity
    -Changing standards with the life cycle
    -The challenges and benefits of conformity
    -Defining normal in religious terms
    -Deviating from the norm
    -The pressures of communal standards and expectations
    -Finding balance

    We’d love to hear from you. You can find us on social media, or just email us at normalfrumwomen@gmail.com. And please send us your Takeaway mentioned in the episode!

    References:

    The Wikipedia definition of normality:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normality_(behavior)

    The article Alex referenced by Elisheva Liss:

    https://www.elishevaliss.com/post/am-i-normal

    The book Rivki referenced by Gretchen Rubin:

    https://gretchenrubin.com/books/better-than-before/about-the-book/

    The article Rivki wrote about changing your normal:

    https://betweencarpools.com/i-used-to-be-completely-disorganized-this-is-how-i-changed/

    • 44 min
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

kayla_levin ,

Entertaining and interesting!

This podcast is just what I needed today! It’s so fun and relaxed to listen to, but at the same time full of interesting conversations and new ideas—some of which I hadn’t considered before. Keep it up!!

theFishJr ,

Five stars!

These ladies are amazing! I can’t help but echo the previous reviews - informative, validating, nonjudgmental yet such astute observations, uplifting... thank you for this valuable contribution to our community! This will become a new go-to while doing laundry/dishes :)

cI613 ,

Relatable & thought provoking

These ladies are charming and smart. I found their discussions to be relatable and thought provoking. Great music too!

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