Hear the Story of Orthodox Jewish Trailblazer, the Honorable Rachel Freier
Join us for a conversation with Touro President Dr. Alan Kadish and proud Touro alum, Judge Rachel "Ruchie" Freier, who will discuss her leadership role in the Chassidic community as well as her unusual career path — from beginning Touro College at age 30 to davening in the hallways at Brooklyn Law School and achieving her dream of becoming a judge while balancing multiple roles.
Justice Rachel Freier
Boro Park native, mother of six and Touro alum, Rachel “Ruchie” Freier was the first Hasidic Jewish woman to be elected as a civil court judge in New York State and the first to serve in public office in United States history. Freier also made history when she founded the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in all of New York City, Ezras Nashim. Comprised of Chasidic women, this global grassroots women’s volunteer agency, was the subject of a recent documentary “93Queen.”
Dr. Alan Kadish
President of Touro College and University System, noted educator, researcher and administrator who is training the next generation of communal, business and healthcare leaders.
Q&A with Judge Freier will follow the presentation.
Part of the online lecture series "Touro Talks" presented by Touro experts.
This program is the 2022 Distinguished Lecture for the Touro Law Center's Jewish Law Institute.