A Letter to Public Officials: How to Combat Bigotry
The shooters in the December 10, 2019 attack on a Jewish Community store in Jersey City subscribed to a radical ideology, but one of them also participated in racist social media tirades against Jews. Digital records from the alleged perpetrator of the Monsey stabbing attack on Hanukkah 2019, show his obsession with Jews. These facts remind us that the hateful rhetoric spewed on social media against Hasidim in Ocean, Bergen, Rockland, Orange and Sullivan counties, paint a dangerous target on the backs of identifiable Jewish people.
Houses of Worship and Clothing at Big Box Stores
On Wednesday, May 20th, Governor Cuomo announced that religious services are now permitted but with a limit of 10 people. The specific number of ten people represents a Minyan, a quorum, needed for services.
158,481 K-12 Students Enrolled in NY Jewish Schools for the Sep. 2019 School Year
The 2019-2020 school year saw 158,481 students from kindergarten through 12th grade enrolled in Jewish schools across New York State. This is a slight increase from the 156,113 students that were enrolled the previous year, and a 10.7% rise from the 143,156 students that were enrolled for the school year starting September 2014.