Kiryas Joel

New Documentary Offers Rare Glimpse at Life Inside Reclusive Ultra-Orthodox Community

City of Joel follows a year in the life of the secluded Hassidic village of Kiryas Joel in Orange County, NY. amid a high profile court case with neighboring villages

08/09/2016 - 16:49
Editorial Intern

The Satmar Hassidic village of Kiryas Joel, situated 50 miles north of New York, has received its fair share of media attention in recent years, much of it negative. Now, a Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a new documentary which aims to provide an impartial look inside the media-shy community.

Screenshot from the City of Joel Kickstarter trailer.

FBI Destroyed Alleged Evidence Of Hasidic Fraud Submitted By Whistleblower

10/01/2015 - 20:00

The FBI destroyed records indicating potential Medicaid fraud among haredi Orthodox Jews in upstate New York’s Orange County because they came from an unauthorized investigation.

Kiryas Joel Snagged In Welfare Scandal

Two corporations from chareidi Kiryas Joel caught up in the sweep.

06/30/2015 - 20:00

Orange County officials announced today that fraud charges were brought against 30 county individuals and two corporations, the Middletown Times Herald-Record reported.

Two corporations in Kiryas Joel among those caught up in fraud sweep targeting Orange County, NY. Via recordonline.com

Beyond 'The Hats': Appreciating The Diversity Of Chasidic New York

02/11/2014 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

The horrific murder last month of developer Menachem Stark and uproar over the callous media coverage of his life and death has put New York’s chasidic communities again at the center of attention. Whatever the facts established around Mr. Stark’s violent end and business dealings, and apart from the variety of opinions around headlines and protests – and there are sure to be more headlines, there is now a moment to plainly discuss our Hasidic neighbors and their increasingly prominent place in our shared civic life.

Michael Tobman

As N.Y. Haredi Population Grows, Battles Over City Neighborhoods Ensue

02/18/2013 - 19:00
JTA

If you're looking to move to an apartment on or near Park Avenue, be prepared to break open the piggy bank. Prices are higher than ever and developers are squabbling over construction rights.

That's Park Avenue, Brooklyn -- not its swankier Manhattan namesake.

Andrew Cuomo: The Lost Interview

11/04/2010 - 20:00

In early September 2002, Andrew Cuomo, struggling to gain traction in a Democratic primary battle against state comptroller H. Carl McCall, visited The Jewish Week for an extensive interview. The interview was set to run alongside one with McCall when, on Sept. 3, Cuomo suddenly dropped out of the race, under pressure from fellow Democrats to avoid splitting the party and to present a united front against Republican George Pataki, who would defeat McCall to win a third term in office. As a result, the below interview was never published.

Three Strikes, But Not Out

Religious groups seeking more government support for parochial schools took it on the chin Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear yet another case arising from the Kiryas Joel controversy.
10/14/1999 - 20:00
Washington Correspondent
Three Strikes, But Not Out Religious groups seeking more government support for parochial schools took it on the chin Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear yet another case arising from the Kiryas Joel controversy. And a second decision may have knocked some of the wind out of the effort to provide tuition vouchers for students at parochial and private schools, a top priority for Orthodox groups.
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