JCC Book and Arts Fair Presents: Judge Rachel Freier
Sunday 16th Jun, 2019
Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Benderson Family Building2640 N. Forest Road Amherst, NY NY 14068
Judge Rachel Freier
Sunday, June 16, 2019
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, JCC Benderson Family Building
Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a 53-year-old mother of six and grandmother many times over. Freier made headlines in 2016 when she was elected as a judge for the Kings County 5th Judicial District in New York, making her the first Hasidic woman to be a judge and the first Hasidic woman to be an elected office-holder of any kind in the U.S.
She’s also a licensed paramedic who founded “Ezras Nashim,” the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps, which was documented in the 2018 award-winning film “93Queen.” In addition, Freier has founded two charities: B'Derech, which helps at-risk youth in Orthodox Jewish communities, and Chasdei Devorah, which raises money for Jewish families in need.
Freier will share her inspirational story of how she began as a legal secretary to support her family and worked her way up, breaking barriers along the way, to become a paralegal, a legal intern for then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, a lawyer and, eventually, a judge.
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Sponsored by The TELLL Fund
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