My husband and I left Kiryas Joel, our hometown, after a few too many run-ins with the "modesty committee" -- men tasked with maintaining the highest standards of modesty in my community. View Gerard Bufalini’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community.

Mr. Bernardo conducted a tour of Kiryas Joel Village, a section of New York City in which a public school has only Jewish students. Last updated January 9, 2020. Kiryas Joel was founded in the 1970s by Joel Teitelbaum, the grand rebbe of the Satmar Hasidic sect. Kiryas Joel Superintendent Joel Petlin said with the governor’s signature, the boundary alteration between the school districts will become effective on July 1, 2019. My husband and I left Kiryas Joel, our hometown, after a few too many run-ins with the "modesty committee" -- men tasked with maintaining the highest standards of modesty in … Hasidic Jews who leave their religious community find new freedoms on the outside, but also awkward moments, an unfamiliar culture and broken relationships with relatives and former friends. Kiryas Joel, a village in a corner of Orange County that is home to more 20,000 Hasidic Jews, gained its independence from the Town of Monroe on Nov. 7.

Kiryas Joel isn't the only ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in America where women are discouraged from driving. Gerard has 1 job listed on their profile.

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Created by Jesse Sweet Jesse Sweet. I lived in Kiryas Joel the first twenty five years of my life. An insular Hasidic Jewish community in upstate New York officially formed their own town when the calendar rolled over to 2019, becoming the state’s first new town in nearly 40 years, reports said. Kiryas Joel on Jan.1 became the town of Palm Tree when it officially split from the Town of Monroe located in New York’s Orange County, the Times Herald-Record reported on Saturday. The community has grown from 500 in 1977 to more than 22,000 today. Lani Santo is executive director of Footsteps, an organization that has offered guidance to more than 1,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and women who are looking to explore the world outside their childhood neighborhoods. 50 miles north of New York City, the Satmar sect has thrived in a 1.1 square mile religious haven called Kiryas Joel, or City of Joel, for over 40 years. Jessica Pantalemon of Monroe stopped in Kiryas Joel to deposit a check and didn't think twice about her bright pink tank top and white shorts - until she noticed the women of …