Flaum’s Appetizing – a well-known Brooklyn kosher food manufacturer whose Williamsburg appetizing store has delighted local residents for decades – has agreed to compensate twenty former employees $577,000 in back wages and other compensation. The deal with the workers, most of whom are Mexican immigrants, allows the company to pay out the amount in three segments. It is part of a settlement designed to conclude several years of litigation and picketing of Flaum’s businesses, representatives from both sides of the dispute reported.
“More than anything, I want fellow workers in the food factories and warehouses to know that there is real power in coming together and struggling together,” worker Maria Corona said in a public statement. “We won the
Israel’s Economic Minister to North America Nili Shalev paid a visit to the Manhattan headquarters of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America this Monday.
Shalev was invited to lecture on the “role of Israel’s tech boom in protecting its citizens, creating opportunity, and providing innovation health care like that seen at Hadassah Hospital In Jerusalem,” according to advertisements released before the event.
Mostly attended by members of the Hadassah’s Meira Chapter—primarily
A Queens jury has convicted a home health aide of effectively stealing almost $800,000 from the elderly Jewish woman she was hired to take care of. Jackie Pokuwaah, a 52-year-old Bronx resident, was found guilty of soliciting over 400 checks from Renee Fuld, 86, for her client’s household needs, and then cashing them for herself. The check-writing caper occurred over a four-year stretch, from 2007 until Pokuwaah’s arrest in 2011.
Court testimony revealed that the duplicitous aide would regularly
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright paid a visit to the 92nd St. Y last Thursday to discuss her latest book, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948.
Christiane Amanpour, of ABC News and CNN, led the conversation with Albright, and asked the renowned politician and scholar about topical, personal, and historical subjects. Widely attended and simultaneously broadcasted to populations in other locales, the dialogue gave viewers and attendees the opportunity to
Under its “Safe Shuls, Safe Schools, Safe Homes” initiative, the Orthodox Union (OU) is deeply involved in efforts to increase awareness and to develop solutions to the problem of substance and alcohol abuse in the Orthodox Community.
Rabbi Judah Isaacs, OU Director of Community Engagement, participated in a roundtable discussion held at the invitation of the Orthodox Union and New York State Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz of Brooklyn, to brief Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez of the New York