Report: Jewish Poverty in New York Has Almost Doubled in Past 20 Years, Russian-speaking Seniors Worst Affected

UJA-Federation of New York calls scale of poverty "immense"; labels Brooklyn "the capital of Jewish poverty in America."

NEW YORK – The popular image of New York Jews is that they are all wealthy - or at least highly educated and financially secure. But the reality, at least for a significant part of the population, is completely different. Thirty percent of all people living in New York Jewish households are poor or near-poor, according to a new look at the issue by UJA-Federation...