New Agudah billboards suggest Haredi yeshivas teach children to be proud Americans

In the latest installment in its ongoing “KnowUs” campaign, Agudah’s ads over Times Square and several New York City highways say yeshivas won’t teach boys to “hate America”


YAFFED seeks funding to offer Haredi teens and young adults a high school equivalency program

The proposed program would be “culturally responsive,” such as gender-segregated classes and a schedule that accommodates Jewish holidays


YAFFED and Agudah, usually at odds, find common ground in request for more yeshiva funding

The two organization both seek to expand Mandated Services Aid, government funding meant to reimburse schools for costs related to legal compliance


Williamsburg streets littered with fliers against Satmar rebbe Zalmen Teitelbaum for yeshiva strategy

“Don’t sell MY children for YOUR money,” inflammatory fliers screamed in bold, blood red letters all over Williamsburg's streets


Urgent meeting, new amicus briefs filed, as court date looms on yeshiva regulations

Haredi leaders have struggled to reach a consensus on how to battle the state’s efforts to enforce education requirements


Incompetent teachers and confused students at Hasidic yeshivas, new DOE documents show

Newly released documents from the NYC education department show troubling patterns at Hasidic yeshivas, including possibly fraudulent classes staged for DOE officials


‘Where’s our presence in the streets?’ Mayor Adams tells yeshiva leaders to get outraged

“You’re making a big mistake,” the mayor told an audience at Agudah’s annual “Yeshiva Summit,” adding, “I am not going to be a silent friend”


State finds another 12 Hasidic schools offer inadequate secular education

The state told the schools to submit timelines within 60 days on how they intend to make progress on reaching substantial equivalency


Agudath Israel holds annual ‘Yeshiva Summit’ in Staten Island

Subtantial equivalency requirements and “litigation update” figure prominently on the day’s agenda

Haredi Life

Year end reflections on Shtetl’s first ten months of reporting: the top issues of 2023

With the intimate familiarity of insiders but free from the usual top-down oversight of Haredi media, we reported on everything from the Satmar rebbe's bragging about deceiving legislators to Agudah's efforts to keep the Times from winning a Pulitzer


In new campaign, Agudah links NY Times yeshiva coverage with rising antisemitism and pro-Palestine protests

The initiative, “KnowUs Take 2,” links a broad range of different themes: news coverage of yeshivas, criticism of Israel, violent assaults on Haredim, and pro-Palestine demonstrations


Critics allege ‘double-standard’ in state education laws requiring English-language instruction at yeshivas

State education official acknowledged a discrepancy between public and private school requirements, but experts noted that critics seek to “obfuscate” the real issue