Media

2019

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

2018

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

2017

"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


Summer 2016

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

"On NYC Yeshiva Probe, DOE Still A Closed Book"
February 16th, 2016: Amy Sara Clark, The Jewish Week

"Thousands of ill-Educated Yeshiva Boys"
February 7th, 2016: Naftuli Moster, New York Daily News


Fall 2015


"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


2014

"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


2013


"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


2012

"US Haredi Group Facing Uphill Battle Making Up for Poor Secular Education"
July 11th, 2012: Michael Orbach, The Jewish Press