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Orthodox Jewish All Star, Ruchie Freier, First Hasidic Female Judge

Meet the Honorable Ruchie Freier, the first Hasidic woman to be elected to public office in the United States and the first Hasidic female judge. From her uphill battle to found Ezras Nashim, the first all-female EMT volunteer ambulance corps, to making challah every week despite working full-time while she was in college and law […]

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Meet Ruchie Freier, The First Hasidic Female Judge!

Though hasidic Jews are known for wearing black, when Ruchie Freier dons her judge’s robe this January as a Civil Court judge in Brooklyn, she’ll be making history. Freier, who was born and raised hasidic in Boro Park, always dreamed of being a lawyer. During Freier’s childhood, though, such things were simply not done. Her […]

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Announcing Jew in the City’s 7th Class of Orthodox Jewish All Stars

Amar’e Stoudemire, Brooklyn Nets’ Assistant Coach, Leslie Berland, Chief Marketing Officer of Twitter; Jordan Gorfinkel, the creator of Batman: Dark Knight; and Sharon Mazel, bestselling co-author of What to Expect When You’re Expecting; are among 10 individuals who have been named the 7th class of Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to […]

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NY Times Features Ezras Nashim Ambulance Service

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 […]

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