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Month: February 2021

How Yaffed Addressed The COVID Crisis In The Hasidic Community

As we approach the one-year mark of the coronavirus pandemic that continues to ravage the world, we would like to reflect on how Yaffed addressed the unique challenges that Hasidic families in New York face.  Early March 2020 Since most Hasidic households speak exclusively Yiddish and internet access is rare, many ultra-Orthodox families did not …

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Letter from Jewish Leaders and Rabbis to Candidates for NYC Office

As the election season in New York City gets underway, candidates often seek to stand out of the crowd through policy positions that, they hope, important constituencies will find appealing. One such example are candidates looking to win votes in Hasidic and ultra-Orthodox communities, who in the name of “religious freedom” have pledged not to …

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