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NY Times Features Ezras Nashim Ambulance Service

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Judge Ruchie Freier has made incredible efforts to help Orthodox Jewish women in Brooklyn to train and work as EMTs, and her volunteer ambulance service Ezras Nashim has created a new perception of women’s professional role in the community. For decades, volunteer ambulance group Hatzalah has led the efforts to help the community, but never offered a place for women. Knowing that Orthodox women, for whom modesty is crucial even in medical emergencies, may not have been comfortable to get the best possible medical care, Freier set out to change that. Now, calls to Ezras Nashim have increased and the demand for their services has blossomed, along with public perception of what they do. Read more here.


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