Fighting for Student Rights
June 27, 2019: Joanne Palmer, The Jewish Standard
State Education Chief Unveils Retooled "Substantial Equivalency" Rules for Private Schools
May 31, 2019: Rochel Leah Goldblatt, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
Yeshivas Aren't Teaching Secular Studies. It's A Shonda for the Jews and Democracy
May 31, 2019: Ester Fuchs and Susan Lerner, The Forward
Teachout, Nixon Urge Yeshiva Oversight
May 28, 2019: Rick Karlin, The Albany Times Union
Battle Over Role of Religion in Schools Plays Out in Ultra-Orthodox Community
May 22, 2019: Will Bacha, Citizen Truth
Advocacy Group Wants Emergency Regulations for Yeshivas
May 10, 2019: Nick Reisman, New York State of Politics
Will the State Education Department Fight for the Kids?
April 23, 2019: Post Editorial Board, New York Post
Yeshivas Need Oversight to Ensure Educational Standards
April 23, 2019: Abe Silberstein, Albany Times Union
Latest Effort to Reform Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas Struck Down in State Court
April 18, 2019: Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist
Elite Private Schools Help Keep Yeshivas in Dark Ages
April 12, 2019: Shlomo Noskow, Crain’s New York Business
Don’t Let ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas Get Away With This
March 27, 2019: Naftuli Moster, New York Daily News
Secular Ed Advocates Criticize Private Schools’ Lawsuit
March 26, 2019: Anna Gronewald and Madina Toure, POLITICO
YAFFED + Advocates Demand Private Schools Stop Covering for Yeshivas
March 24, 2019: YAFFED, readMedia
YAFFED Applauds NYSED For Enforcing Yeshiva + Nonpublic School Guidelines Despite Lawsuits
March 19, 2019: YAFFED, readMedia
NY Religious and Private Schools Fight to Remain Unequal
March 11, 2019: Adam Klasfeld, Courthouse News Service
Measles Breaks Out Among Yeshiva Students. Where to Begin?
March 7, 2019: The Editorial Board, The New York Times
Deadline Passes, But Some NYC Yeshivas Continue to ‘Negotiate’ DOE Inspector Visits
February 21, 2019: Jessica Gould, Gothamist
How My Religious Education Stalled My Career Potential
February 8, 2019: Rebecca Mordechai, Huffington Post
Yaffed Testimony Before NYS Joint Legislative Budget Committee 2019
February 8, 2019: YAFFED, YouTube
NYC Yeshivas Collect More Than $100M a Year in Public Funds
January 19, 2019: Susan Edelman, New York Post
YAFFED’s Yeshiva Oversight Lawsuit Dismissed
January 17, 2019: Kimberly Redmond, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
The Truth About the Struggle For Secular Education in Yeshivas
January 6, 2019: Naftuli Moster, Medium
Chancellor Carranza Calls on State Officials to Force Brooklyn Yeshivas to Comply with City Inspectors
December 28, 2018: Chris Sommerfeldt, New York Daily News
Satmar Rabbi’s Speech on New “Substantial Equivalency” Guidelines
December 4, 2018: YAFFED, Medium
With State Guidelines, Secular Ed Advocates Want City to Speed Up, Expand Yeshiva Review
November 27, 2018: Madina Toure, POLITICO
Undo Felder’s Yeshiva Shield
November 16, 2018: Naftuli Moster, New York Daily News
Six NYC Schools Refuse Chancellor’s Probe
November 13, 2018: Ben Chapman, New York Daily News
Report: Cuomo Promised Not to Interfere with Yeshivas Before Grand Rebbe’s Endorsement
September 4, 2018: Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist
New York’s Yeshiva Students Deserve Better
August 23, 2018: The Editorial Board, The New York Times
What One Advocate Can Do
August 22, 2018: Jewish Week Editors, The New York Jewish Week
Half of Yeshivas Under Investigation Denied Entry to Education Officials, City Says.
August 16, 2018: Elizabeth A. Harris, The New York Times
New York’s Assault on Education Equity
August 5, 2018: Ruth Messinger, City & State New York
Advocates on Their Lawsuit on Oversight of Orthodox Yeshivas
July 31, 2018: Inside City Hall, NY1
Group Files Suit Against New Exemption for Yeshiva Students
July 24, 2018: Maya Sweedler, The Wall Street Journal
YAFFED Sues for Greater Yeshiva Oversight
July 24, 2018: Kimberly Redmond, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
Group Sues State Over Yeshiva Oversight
July 24, 2018: Anna Gronewald and Madina Toure, POLITICO
Yeshiva Education Activist Naftuli Moster of New City Shares His Story
June 14, 2018: Nancy Cutler, Rockland/Westchester Journal News
Why is New York Condoning Illiteracy?
April 4, 2018: Shulem Deen, The New York Times
The Curious Case of the Yeshiva Carve-Out
April 3, 2018: Vivian Wang and Jesse McKinley, The New York Times
"New York Is Trying Ensure a Basic Education"
January 25th, 2018: Dr. Dena S. Davis, The Wall Street Journal
"Chasidic Leaders Mislead The Public About Providing Secular Education"
January 25th, 2018: Jay Fishman, The Jewish Week
"Why Don't Our Leaders Condemn Bad Schools?"
January 18th, 2018: Jennifer Lipman, The Jewish Chronicle
"State Considers Tightening Standards for Private Schools"
January 13th, 2018: Paul Brooks, Times Herald-Record
"Defender of Yeshivas Should Face the Painful Facts"
January 7th, 2018: Crain's New York
Fall & Winter 2017
"Yeshiva Education Falls Short"
December 29th, 2017: Shlomo Noskow, Crain's New York
"Welcome ‘Concern’ About Lack Of Secular Studies"
December 27th, 2017: The Jewish Week
"De Blasio Stalls on Addressing Segregation and Yeshivas"
December 27th, 2017: David Bloomfield, New York Daily News
"Defending Hasidic Yeshivas While Offending Hasidic Parents"
December 24th, 2017: Medium
"New York State Revising Private Schools Guidelines"
December 17th, 2017: Leslie Brody, The Wall Street Journal
"State Revising Teaching Guidelines for Nonpublic Schools"
December 4th, 2017: Paul Brooks, Times Herald-Record
"Yeshiva-Gate Could Imperil De Blasio’s Second Term"
December 4th, 2017: David Bloomfield, Gotham Gazette
"De Blasio's Dereliction of Duty on Yeshivas"
November 10th, 2017: Naftuli Moster, New York Daily News
"Brooklyn Education Activist Fearing for His Life After Threat"
November 4th, 2017: Susan Edelman, New York Post
"NY City Council Candidates Present Rare United Front On Yaffed"
October 30th, 2017: Sandy Eller, Vos Iz Neias?
"Yeger, Hikind Debate Was In Back Of The Room"
October 26th, 2017: Stephen Witt, Kings County Politics
"Is It A Threat To Call Someone A ‘Rodef’?"
October 24th, 2017: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"Words Matter: Rabbi Makes Serious Usage Error"
October 20th, 2017: Rabbi Yair Hoffman, Vos Iz Neias?
"Mayor de Blasio visits the Daily News Editorial Board"
October 18th, 2017: New York Daily News
"De Blasio Punts Some Big Decisions Until After Election Day"
September 19th, 2017: Gloria Pazmino, Politico
"Dromm: DOE Failing on Yeshiva Probe"
September 14th, 2017: Anthony O’Reilly, Queens Chronicle
"Orthodox Yeshivas Flout State Education Law"
September 13th, 2017: Walt Gardner, Education Week
"De Blasio Praised Brooklyn Yeshiva Accused of Not Providing Secular Education"
September 13th, 2017: Hannah Hayes, The Jewish Voice
"What Trump World Schools Look Like"
September 11th, 2017: Alan Singer, HuffPost
"New Details on Stalled Investigation into Whether Some Schools Serving ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas are Breaking the Law"
September 9th, 2017: Lindsey Christ, NY1
"Concerns Persist About Curriculum Standards at Orthodox Yeshivas"
September 7th, 2017: Leslie Brody, Wall Street Journal
"De Blasio Praised Brooklyn Yeshiva Accused Of Depriving Students Of Secular Education"
September 7th, 2017: Jake Offenhartz and Emma Whitford, Gothamist
"Critics Say City Has Not Investigated Yeshivas, Breaking Pledge"
September 6th, 2017: Kate Taylor, The New York Times
"Yeshivas are Breaking the Law by Skimping on English Instruction"
September 6th, 2017: Ben Chapman and Reuven Blau, New York Daily News
"De Blasio, DOE are Ignoring Subpar Education at Yeshivas"
September 6th, 2017: Selim Algar, New York Post
"City Investigation Into if Yeshivas are Breaking the Law Stalls"
August 25th, 2017: Lindsey Christ, NY1
"De Blasio, Fariña Still Won’t Force Yeshivas to Obey the Law and Teach"
August 25th, 2017: New York Post
"Ex-Chasidic Activist Abby Stein Grills De Blasio On Yeshiva Probe"
August 9th, 2017: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"Some Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Schools Are Refusing To Teach Math And Science To Students"
July 17th, 2017: Annie Garau, PBH Network: All That Is Interesting
"Will They Ever Learn? US Ultra-Orthodox Still Failing to Teach Math and Science"
July 17th, 2017: Yaakov Schwartz, The Times of Israel
"Probe into Teaching Practices at Orthodox Jewish Schools Continues"
July 16th, 2017: Ben Chapman, New York Daily News
"Hasidic Education Reform Group To Release Investigative Report"
July 15th, 2017: Josh Nathan-Kazis, Jewish Daily Forward
"Where is de Blasio on Inadequate Education at Yeshivas?"
June 27th, 2017: Naftuli Moster, New York Daily News
"A Mother’s Plea to Mayor de Blasio"
June 27th, 2017: Medium
"Controversial Report on Secular Teaching at Jewish NYC Schools Coming This Summer"
May 18th, 2017: Ben Chapman, New York Daily News
"This Organization Is Trying to Get Hasidic Yeshivas to Teach Basic English & Math"
May 4th, 2017: Eleanor J. Bader, Kveller
"East Ramapo Fails to Ensure Quality Education for Most Kids"
April 5th, 2017: Naftuli Moster, The Journal News
“Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina Rejects Claim That City is Stalling Education Probe into Yeshivas for Political Reasons”
March 21st, 2017: Erin Durkin, New York Daily News
“City Stalls on Probe into Secular Education at Hasidic Schools”
March 20th, 2017: Yoav Gonen, New York Post
“De Blasio’s State of the City Has Critics Asking: What About Schools?”
February 16th, 2017: Kate Taylor, The New York Times
Summer & Fall 2016
“The Hasidic Boy Who Learned English by Secretly Listening to Rush Limbaugh”
December 11th, 2016: Adrienne Sanders Kaye, The Daily Beast
“Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education? That’s a Tragedy for All American Jews”
November 28th, 2016: Jay Michaelson, Jewish Daily Forward
“Here is Why YOU Should Care About Hasidic Children’s Education”
November 27th, 2016: Naftuli Moster, Medium
“Preserve Rockland Hosts Orthodox Activists Seeking Education and Marriage Reform”
September 28th, 2016: Dylan Skriloff, Rockland County Times
“Preserve Rockland to Host Presentations by Hasidic Reformists”
September 22nd, 2016: Dylan Skriloff, Rockland County Times
“Top Law Firm Joins New York Battle Over Haredi Education”
September 14th, 2016: Tamara Zieve, The Jerusalem Post
“Taj Patterson’s Attackers Learned to Hate ‘Others’ Growing Up in an Insulated World”
September 10th, 2016: Naftuli Moster, New York Daily News
"All Sides Must Cooperate to Improve Secular Ed in Yeshivas"
August 17th, 2016: The Jewish Voice
"Pressure Builds on de Blasio to Enforce Secular Ed in Yeshivas"
August 10th, 2016: Sholom Schreiber, The Jewish Voice
"Brooklyn Probe Leads Yeshivas To Promise More Secular Classes, But No Details"
August 4th, 2016: Josh Nathan-Kazis, Jewish Daily Forward
"1,500 Sign Petition Urging Mayor de Blasio to Approve Mandatory Science, Math and History Lessons for Orthodox Jewish Students"
August 3rd, 2016: Ben Chapman, New York Daily News
"Ultra-Orthodox Yeshivas Need to Meet Their Educational Obligations"
July 27th, 2016: David Bloomfield, City Limits
"Questions Over Motives Of New Charedi School Group"
July 20th, 2016: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"PEARLS, YAFFED, and Satmar"
July 14th, 2016: Harry Maryles, Emes Ve-Emunah
"Bill De Blasio Must Not Let ultra-Orthodox Jewish Votes Override His Duty to the Law"
June 27th, 2016: Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie, Haaretz
"Brooklyn Yeshiva Investigation Progressing Too Slowly, Critics Say"
June 24th, 2016: John V. Santore, Patch Media
"Will Satmar Win the Battle but Lose the War?"
June 16th, 2016: Harry Maryles, Emes Ve-Emunah
Winter & Spring 2016
"Why Do Jewish Leaders Keep Ignoring Ultra-Orthodox Education Crisis?"
May 25th, 2016: Seth Kaplan & Naftuli Moster, Jewish Daily Forward
"'Implicit Understanding' Between Hasidic N.Y. Community and Authorities Fades"
May 18th, 2016: Uriel Heilman, Haartez
"Satmar Rebbe Rails Against Secular Education Bill; Moderate Groups Stay Silent"
May 12th, 2016: Josh Nathan-Kazis, Jewish Daily Forward
"'Decisions Coming Shortly' on Brooklyn Jewish Schools, Says NYC Chancellor"
April 21st, 2016: John V. Santore, Patch Media
"Progressive Jewish Group Slams City Education Department Over Lack of Secular-Study Enforcement at Yeshivas"
April 8th, 2016: Ben Chapman, New York Daily News
"Alumni Accuse City Of Stalling Its Probe Into NYC Yeshivas"
April 7th, 2016: Emma Whitford, Gothamist
"Advocates for Brooklyn Yeshiva Reform Threaten to Sue Mayor"
April 7th, 2016: John V. Santore, Patch Media
"Group Says Politics Are Stalling New York City’s Inquiry of Yeshivas"
April 6th, 2016: Kate Taylor, New York Times
"Elected Officials Allow Hasidic Schools to Break the Law, Advocates Say"
April 6th, 2016: Josh Nathan-Kazis, Jewish Daily Forward
"Hasidic ‘Evidence Drive’ Seeks to Shame DOE"
March 30th, 2016: Josh Nathan-Kazis, Jewish Daily Forward
"City Dragging Heels on Orthodox Jewish Schools Investigation, Critics Say"
March 28th, 2016: John V. Santore, Patch Media
"Feds Target Williamsburg Jewish School Operator"
March 18th, 2016: John V. Santore, Patch Media
"DOE Yeshiva Probe Going Nowhere?"
February 17th, 2016: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"New York Yeshivas Sued for Failing To Provide 'Adequate Education'"
November 20th, 2015: Jewish Daily Forward
"Chasidic Parents, Yeshiva Grads Sue State For Ignoring Subpar Secular Ed"
November 19th, 2015: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"Forward 50 2015: Naftuli Moster"
November 8th, 2015: Jewish Daily Forward
"The Sorry State of Chasidic Education"
October 20th, 2015: Harry Maryles, Emes Ve-Emunah
"Reversing Course, DOE Vows To Broaden Yeshiva Probe"
October 7th, 2015: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"Chasidic Schools Ensure Ignorance And Poverty"
September 15th, 2015: Shulem Deen, The Jewish Week
"Don't Know Much About History"
September 7th, 2015: Hella Winston & Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"Councilman Vows To Toughen Yeshiva Probe"
September 7th, 2015: Hella Winston & Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
Spring & Summer 2015
"Knowing There’s a Problem is Not Enough"
August 25th, 2015: Harry Maryles, Emes Ve-Emunah
"NYC to Investigate Standards of Secular Education at 38 Brooklyn Yeshivas"
August 24th, 2015: Haartez
"A Video Appeal, in Yiddish, to Hasidic Parents"
August 20th, 2015: Yiddish Daily Forward
"Plan For Yeshiva Probe Called Inadequate"
August 11th, 2015: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"Yeshiva Probe — Or Punt?"
August 4th, 2015: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"NYC Investigating 40 Ultra-Orthodox Schools in Brooklyn"
August 3rd, 2015: Simone Wilson, Patch Media
"Responding to Complaint, City Vows to Investigate Secular Learning at 39 Jewish Schools"
August 1st, 2015: Patrick Wall, ChalkBeat
"New York to Investigate Haredi Schools for Lack of Secular Studies"
July 29th, 2015: Sam Sokol, The Jerusalem Post
"Parents Urge Probe of NY Yeshivas"
July 29th, 2015: Yitta, Yiddish Daily Forward
"Basic Education Will Improve Their Lives"
July 28th, 2015: Harry Maryles, Emes Ve-Emunah
"NYC To Investigate 39 Yeshivas"
July 28th, 2015: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"New York Urged To Probe Poor Standards at Yeshivas"
July 27th, 2015: Jewish Daily Forward
"De Blasio: 'Zero Tolerance' For Subpar Math, English In Yeshivas"
July 27th, 2015: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"NYC Education Officials Urged To Investigate Quality Of Yeshivas"
July 27th, 2015: The Times of Israel
"Is Education in East Ramapo So Bad?"
June 11th, 2015: Yehuda Weissmandl, Yiddish Daily Forward
"Bid For Better Secular Ed In Yeshivas Heading Toward Court"
March 10th, 2015: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"Change in Order to Preserve"
December 15th, 2014: Harry Maryles, Emes Ve-Emunah
"Fight Over Ad in Haredi Paper Highlights Deep Divisions"
December 14th, 2014: Sam Sokol, The Jerusalem Post
"Bid For Better Secular Ed For Yeshivas Heats Up"
December 9th, 2014: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week
"Yiddish Isn’t Enough"
November 21st, 2014: Jennifer Miller, New York Times
"Eyes on Jewish Education, Beyond East Ramapo — Why We Need More than Oversight as Schools Under Hasidic Control Fail NY Children"
May 25th, 2014: Miriam Moster, Jewish Daily Forward
"Full of Wisdom, but Bad at Math"
June 21st, 2015: Jeremy Ben-Ami, Yiddish Daily Forward
"Getting In Face of Ultra-Orthodox on Need for Real World Education"
June 19th, 2013: Yermi Brenner, Jewish Daily Forward
"US Haredi Group Facing Uphill Battle Making Up for Poor Secular Education"
July 11th, 2012: Michael Orbach, The Jewish Press