As New York Haredim multiply, Jewish Federation faces a quandary
Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox, whose numbers are swelling, are asking where the aid is from mainstream Jews, while the holders of Jewish coffers wonder if New York's most religious are willing to contribute in turn.
NEW YORK – Visit Borough Park or Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on an average Sunday afternoon, and the demographic trends reshaping New York’s Jewish community are obvious. Beyond the traditional boundaries of the Hasidic neighborhoods, there are plenty of large Jewish families, and the residential apartment buildings being constructed are complete with balconies designed to hold kosher sukkahs.
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