Times Herald Record Story on Orange County JCC Presentation

Author slams state for ‘vampire’ legislation that created KJ School District Author Louis Grumet, seated at left, signs copies of his new book, “The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel,” after a talk Sunday at Monroe Temple Beth-El. Grumet’s talk, sponsored by the Jewish Federataion of Greater Orange County, dealt with his fight to abolish the Kiryas Joel School District on constitutional grounds. GITTEL EVANGELIST/TIMES HERALD-RECORD Sunday Posted Sep 25, 2016 at 8:22 PM Updated Sep 25, 2016 at 11:33 PM Share By Gittel Evangelist Times Herald-Record MONROE – In a compelling talk… Read More

Middletown Times Herald Record Story about book

Plaintiff in Kiryas Joel school court fight writes book The Kiryas Joel School District has 250 full- and part-time students, 400 employees and a $38 million budget. TIMES HERALD-RECORD FILE PHOTO The Kiryas Joel School District has 250 full- and part-time students, 400 employees and a $38 million budget. TIMES HERALD-RECORD FILE PHOTO By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record It sailed through the New York state Senate and Assembly in the waning hours of the 1989 legislative session, an unusual bill that would create a public school district in Kiryas Joel strictly to… Read More

Palisades Book Presentation on Oct 6,2016

About | Membership | Calendar | Giving | User Login | Create Account | Shopping Cart JCC U JCC University offers the opportunity to rekindle previous passions, ignite new interests, meet new people and stay involved in the developments that shape today’s world. Top professors and experts present on topics including science, literature, film, economics, psychology, architecture and politics. For more information, subsequent program topics and to register contact Kathy Graff 201.408.1454 orkgraff@jccotp.org JCC U Fall 2016 Term September 22nd Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America It’s… Read More

Orange County New York Book Presentation

Louis Grumet will make a presentation on The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel  at 2 pm, September 25, 2016, at the Monroe Temple of Liberal Judaism, 314  North Main Street, Monroe NY,  10950. The sponsoring group is the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County. The Temple is a short walk from the Village.   Additional information can be obtained from Joyce Waschitz, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Orange County. Her number is 845-562-7860

Law.com Supreme Court Reading List

Published:  Aug 23, 2016 Supreme Court Is Fodder for Late-Summer Reading Are we entering a new era of Supreme Court literature? It certainly seems that way, given the steady flow of review copies of new books—fiction and nonfiction—that make their way to my desk. Fiction seems to be the trending new sector, with three new works that veer eerily close either to real life or to a justice’s worst nightmare, or both. (See above.) And it’s not just books. Operas, plays and movies with Supreme Court themes are proliferating. Oscar-winning actress Natalie… Read More

RNN and Verizon Author Interview, Part 1

RNN added great material to the interview and did the interview in two parts. Part one Can be accessed by hitting the link:  

RNN and Verizon Author Interview Part 2

Rnn did the interview in two parts and added great materials.  Part 2 can be accessed by hitting the link    

Fred Dicker interview with authors

On Talk 1300, noted journalist Fred Dicker interviewed John and Lou on the book’s importance. Find it at this link http://ow.ly/QFdw3015ISb

WNYT, Channel 13 Interview

Click here to watch an interview of the authors on Albany WNYT June 4,2016

Albany Times Union: A Sect’s Political Clout

After the Holocaust, the Satmar Hasidim followed a charismatic leader and concentration camp survivor, Grand Rebbe Joel Teitelbaum, originally from Satmar, Hungary, to the United States. They settled in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Their numbers grew over the decades and they became a powerful voting bloc in New York City. Since Brooklyn is the most populous Democratic county in New York, this made them one of the most potent pressure groups in the state. There is no loyalty to any political party, or politician, only to their spiritual leader. Despite their… Read More