I am writing in response to the article that cites the new rules that the National Council of Young Israel instituted, restricting the leadership role of women and their reading of the Megillah (“Young Israel In Turmoil Over Upstate Shul,” July 2).
I would like the wider Jewish community to know that there is one Orthodox synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Stanton Street Shul, that not only has women on the board and as its highest elected officers, but also has a women’s tefillah group.
The shul provides a noteworthy Orthodox option for those living downtown who believe in expanding the role of women as much as possible within the guidelines of halacha.
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