“Why don’t they just switch schools?” This is a question that we often hear in response to the stories of parents or yeshiva graduates who have experienced educational neglect in
For over a decade, Yaffed has been focused on improving the education of Hasidic boys. Throughout this time, we have often been asked, “What about the girls? Don’t you care
Abby Stein has made a name for herself well beyond the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Brooklyn that she grew up in. As the first openly transgender woman raised in the Hasidic
Congratulations to the first annual Yaffed Haredi Changemaker winner: Adelle Goldenberg! And to our runner ups: Chaim Widger and Shaindy Weichman!
To people on the outside, the religious Jewish world can appear monolithic. Black hats and long beards have come to represent a way of life that follows specific rules very
Last week, during the Jewish holiday of Purim, several Hasidic children in Lakewood, New Jersey and Williamsburg, Brooklyn were spotted in Afro wigs and blackface. Apologies were issued In response
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
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.
2021 New York City mayoral candidate Andrew Yang has set himself apart from his opponents early on and with a clear demonstration of the lengths he is willing to go
Hasidic Jewish teenage boys spend about 12 hours each day learning at religious high schools (known as yeshivas.) And yet, many young men leave Yeshiva with barely any math or