Hasidic Yeshiva graduate, Jay Fishman, opens up about his experience in yeshiva and why he transferred to a public school, the obstacles he encountered and overcame, and his message to Mayor de Blasio and other government officials.Read more
Laiby attended Yeshiva Avir Yakov of New Square, New York where he says he got no secular education at all. He also talks about the importance of educating children and adults about preventing and reporting sexual abuse.
We should note that our interviewees are genuine Yeshiva graduates, not professional spokespeople. Laiby's interview, like the ones we've already posted and the ones that are being processed, are lengthy and emotion-filled, most of which we are forced to cut out due to time and bandwidth limitations.Read more
New interview with Hayden, a graduate of an all-girls Hasidic school (Satmar girls' school of Boro Park).Read more
Hear Manny's experience attending Hasidic Yeshiva Oholei Torah (Lubavitch) in Crown Heights.Read more
Download/stream this brand new interview with a former teacher at a Satmar yeshiva in Williamsburg.Read more
Watch this Hasidic parent, also a Yeshiva graduate, confront the East Ramapo Board of Education.Read more
We recently had the chance to speak with a mother whose son is being denied a basic education. Please check out her powerful open letter written to Mayor de Blasio.Read more
Fascinating interview with Yaffed's Executive Director Naftuli Moster.
This is the first in a series for the project Yaffed Voices.