Thursday, September 15, 2016

Brooklyn District Elects First Hasidic Female Judge In New York

The Windsor Terrace Patch reports that Rachel Freier will become the first Hasidic Jewish woman elected as a judge in New York state.  Frier won 41% of the votes in a 3-way Democratic primary for 5th District Civil Court in Kings County.  The district encompasses various communities in Brooklyn.  Apparently Freier will be unopposed in the November election.  Freier, a mother of six and and attorney, is particularly known for her role in founding Ezras Nashim, an all-female volunteer EMT service for the observant Jewish community.