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YAFFED Executive Director Beatrice Weber addresses the 2023 City & State “Education In New York” Summit

Video of a presentation on August 17, 2023 at City & State’s Education In New York Summit by YAFFED Executive Director Beatrice Weber about the progress that YAFFED has made over the last year and the continued work necessary to ensure that all children in Hasidic and Haredi schools receive an education.

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Shavuot and the Torah’s commandment to provide children with an education

On the holiday of Shavuot, which starts tonight on the evening of May 25, Jewish people all over the world celebrate the acceptance of the Torah and its commandments. Among the many teachings within the Torah, there exists a significant Mitzvah (commandment) that is essential to ensuring the success of future generations: the commandment to

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Mayor’s Category Conflation is dangerous for all of NYC’s students

Last week, at a fundraiser for the TeachNYS Coalition, a project of the Orthodox Union, New York City Mayor Eric Adams offered praise of yeshiva education system telling the assembled crowd: “We need to be duplicating what you are achieving”.  In making this comment, the Mayor once again reduced the horrific issue of educational neglect

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Yaffed’s Founding Executive Director, Naftuli Moster, to Step Down in Fall

After over 10 years leading Yaffed, Naftuli Moster, its founder and executive director, has informed the Board he intends to step down at the end of September 2022. The Board is sad to bid farewell to Mr. Moster and supports his decision. The Board is committed to continuing Yaffed’s mission until such time as secular education is routinely offered within all Hasidic and Haredi schools.

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