​​93QUEEN Showing Thursday at the Handwerker!

Come view a great new film, 93Queen on Thursday night, February 7th, at 6 pm in the Handwerker Gallery. 93Queen is about a group of Hasidic women in Brooklyn, New York, who have set up their own emergency medical service, in defiance of the gender norms of their community. 

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93QUEEN is the inspirational story of Rachel “Ruchie” Freier, a no-nonsense Hasidic lawyer and mother of six who is determined to shake up the boy’s club in her community by creating Ezras Nashim, the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City. Through it all, we see them grappling to balance their faith with their nascent feminism, even as they are confronted by the patriarchal attitudes that so dominate Hasidic society.

With unprecedented insider access, 93QUEEN offers a unique portrayal of a group of empowered religious women who are taking matters into their own hands to change their own community from within.

The film is cosponsored by Jewish Studies at Ithaca, the IC Library, and Hillel, and funded by the Littauer Fund. Please let your students know about the film.