This week on Unorthodox, we’re on patrol. We talk to Ruchie Freier, the founder of Ezras Nashim, the first all-female-volunteer ambulance service in New York City, founded and staffed by Hasidic women in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Ruchie and Ezras Nashim are the subject of the documentary 93Queen, made by filmmaker Paula Eiselt, who also joins us.
Ruchie Freier is a New York City criminal court judge, and the first Hasidic woman to hold elected office in the United States. Paula Eiselt is an independent filmmaker and graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. 93Queen is her feature-film directorial debut.
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