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.

Slava Rubin, ‘Crowdfunding’ for startups, nonprofits.

Staff Writer
05/21/2012 - 20:00

Slava Rubin, 33

Twitter: @gogoslava

Born in Minsk, Belarus, Rubin came to the U.S. with his family as a child. They settled at first in Brooklyn, then moved to northeast Pennsylvania. He was attracted to business and thought he wanted to be “a finance guy.” But after studying business at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Rubin decided he wanted to do “more than just finance. I want to make things and impact the world.”

Slava Rubin
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