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.

Hipster Care Package Startup Sets Jewish Kickstarter Record At Over $70K

02/15/2016 - 14:07

A hip Jewish care-package project says it has become the most successful Jewish campaign ever on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform.

Screenshot. Via

A Woman's Place: On Sukkah Walls

JOFA project aims to add portraits of female scholars to those of the rabbis.

06/24/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

No longer are only rabbis guaranteed a spot on your sukkah wall. JOFA has launched a new initiative to give women scholars their rightful place on the ritual huts' walls.

Jewish women scholars appear on new sukkah posters. Courtesy of JOFA

A Purl Of An Idea

08/28/2012 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Have you ever wanted to attend a party in December wearing a sweater that bears large dreidels or Jewish star or the design of a chasidic snowman?

If so, you have only a few days left to make it happen.

Gut yom tov, Santa.
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