You’re listening to Jewish Latin Princess. I’m Yael Trusch, your Host. What a week, and what a time we’re living in! I am sure everybody’s heart is more than a little bit broken. Before I start the show, I want to acknowledge the amount of pain that our country is in. I shared my really messy and unfiltered thoughts on the racism that still prevails in our country, and the hurt and the darkness and hope – hope has been coming up for me a lot in my journaling this week, and I mentioned it in my post. And well, also the realization, yet again that as a nation we have not done enough to bring light into the world and to show the world with our deeds, speech and thoughts the fundamental teaching of our Torah. That is that we are all – every single one of us – Children of G-d. You can head over to Instagram and to Facebook to read what I wrote. It’s nothing all that profound or spectacular – it’s messy and heartfelt, but many seemed to appreciate it. So, I invite you to read it as well.
Now, today’s show is a bit on the controversial side and I have to thank my friend Franciska Goldshmitt for that, because it’s not necessarily a conversation that I would have come up with, or decided to curate myself. But, she did! And she invited me to have this conversation with her. You might remember Franciska from the show back in Episode 39 and also she made an appearance here in Episode 109, which was one of a series of Meeting of the Minds that I had made with other Podcast Hosts.
Franciska invited me to her Facebook Group – the The ART-preneur Community to discuss the Mixed Messages About Money in The Orthodox World. And I took her up on the invitation to go Live with her and discuss it.
Today, I’m sharing that conversation with you. Now, as you may know I personally have a bit of an allergy to labels like orthodox, conservative, reform, etc., and I’m sure you’ve noticed that I try to stay away from them here on the show. The label “Orthodox” comes up only when a person’s bio really needs it, or this is the way she’s wanting to present herself in her bio, and so then I use it. But, then even during the conversation I usually try to stir the word towards Observant when I ask my questions, if I do have to bring it up. I’m not perfect but I try.
I also – funny enough had to put the label on my survey in order to learn more about my audience – and the reason I did this is because I get asked this so often by potential sponsors. It’s like one of the top things they want to know. So, ok I get it. It helps us all understand better who the audience is, and what their lifestyle is like, etc. By the way, thanks for those of you who have taken the survey and if you haven’t yet, you can find it at jewishlatinprincess.com/survey
In any event, as you will see from the conversation – for those of you who are not familiar with the “Orthodox” world – there are different types of communities within Orthodoxy, and they’re not all the same. All with amazing beauty and strengths, nuances, differences, etc. So, while the questions address one particular type of community, and some of what Franciska sees as systemic issues within a community, I tried – not sure if I succeeded – but tried, to give a general perspective, and a way for anyone (regardless of what community, and honestly regardless of where you’re holding in terms of level of observance) to think about their money, and their choices in life.
Much of it and with a lot more detail and depth is what we learned in my course Jewish Money Makeover, which by the way is moving now onto Level 2 as my students and I realized there’s a lot more to implement and so we’re starting a Level 2 soon.
But, end of July I’m putting together both beta courses Level 1 and 2 and so much more, including expert teachers and more, into a new launch of Jewish Money Makeover, because the reception and feedback has been amazing; and so the need has been validated. It’s too important a topic not to be teaching it. Not to mention, I’ve loved teaching it, and am now constantly thinking of ways to grow it and improve it. I obviously have a lot of gratitude towards my students for leading the way in getting me to think about how to improve and build upon what I’ve created so far.
So, if you want to learn from me how to change your entire financial paradigm, and I mean from the way you think about money, to the way you speak and to the way you behave, your systems around money, then go to JewishLatinPrincess.com/waitlist to join the wait list. No commitment it’s jut a way of letting me know that when I launch the course again, I should tell you first about it. It will be a course with limited spaces as it involves a lot of high touch coaching from me, so that’s why being in the waiting list is important.
All right, so back to today’s conversation… I think it’s worth listening carefully cuz it’s a nuanced conversation, and one that I think if one missed a detail, one could easily misinterpret what is being said by both of us. But, I think you’ll enjoy it, and of course I’m always open to feedback and questions that might come up as you hear this.
I actually enjoyed doing it, and the challenge of doing it. It’s not perfect and we’re both human, and it’s a complex topic. But, after we finished, I said, better that we talk about it, even if it’s not perfect, and even if it’s a bit controversial, than not discussing money at all. Especially because Franciska sees through her line of work, so many women struggling with their money mindset, and the practicalities of money and who need to hear more about this. And indeed, so far the feedback that came on IGTV, and on FB, was very positive. So, here we go ladies, enjoy this conversation on Mixed Messages about Money in the Orthodox world.