An Unorthodox Education: Screening and Conversation with Budd Mishkin, Beatrice Weber and Naftuli Moster

92NY 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, United States

The timely and important documentary an Unorthodox Education exposes a shocking truth largely unknown to the general public — tens of thousands of children currently attend ultra-Orthodox schools in New York that refuse to provide students with the legally-mandated general education they need to lead self-sufficient adult lives.

Unpacking the NY Times Investigation into Yeshivas

Please join a panel discussion to unpack the lengthy investigative piece in the New York Times on the Hasidic Yeshiva system and its failure to comply with basic educational standards. *Recording now available here. Register here.

The State of Hasidic Education: The Right to Learn, the Obligation to Teach

Roosevelt House 47-49 East 65th Street, Between Park & Madison Avenues, New York, NY, United States

The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute and the Hunter College Jewish Studies Center invite you to a newsworthy discussion on the timely topic of secular education standards in New York State’s Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas A New Public Program Live and Online Featuring: Naftuli Moster, Schneur Zalman Newfield, Beatrice Weber, and Dr. Leah Garrett

Yeshiva Stories: A Night Of Storytelling At City Lore

Join YAFFED on July 11, 2023 at City Lore (56 East 1st Street) from 7 - 9 pm for our first-ever live storytelling event - "Yeshiva Stories" -  a night full of moving, fun, compelling stories centered around the theme of yeshiva education. Our host & MC for the evening is writer and comedian Eitan Levine. […]

YAFFED Press Conference

Tweed Courthouse 52 Chambers Street, New York, NY, United States

YAFFED will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, July 12 at 11:30 am, at Tweed Courthouse (52 Chambers Street), in response to the recently completed 8-year investigation by the NYC Department of Education into the lack of secular education at 28 yeshivas named in our 2015 complaint. After finally completing the investigation set in […]

“An Unorthodox Education” Screening + Panel Discussion

Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan 334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, United States

Join YAFFED for a special private event on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 7 pm, at the Marlene Meyerson JCC  (334 Amsterdam Ave) where we will be showing an exclusive early screening of Joe Kolman's work-in-progress film, "An Unorthodox Education" followed by a panel discussion and reception.     Tickets are available here  


Yeshiva Stories: Live Storytelling at Nyack Library

Nyack Library 59 S. Broadway, Nyack, NY, United States

  Join YAFFED for a night of live storytelling from yeshiva grads on Wednesday, May 29 from 6-730pm at the Nyack Library!   The event is free with RSVP.    A select group of yeshiva grads will share stories of their educational experiences from various schools within the yeshiva system, offering a unique glimpse into […]

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