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New York Law School is a private law school in the Tribeca neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. Founded in 1891, it is an ABA-approved law school offering a full-time day program, a part-time evening program, and a two-year accelerated J.D. honors program.Anthony W. Crowell has been Dean and President since May 2012. He previously served as counselor to former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. In May 2013, Crain’s New York Business included him in its list of “People to Watch in Higher Education.” New York Law School’s faculty includes 77 full-time and 103 adjunct professors. Notable faculty members include Edward A. Purcell Jr., one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the history of the United States Supreme Court, and Nadine Strossen, a constitutional law expert who served as President of the American Civil Liberties Union from 1991 to 2008.Prominent New York Law School alumni include Maurice R. Greenberg, former Chairman and CEO of American International Group Inc. and current Chairman and CEO of C.V. Starr and Co. Inc.; Charles E. Phillips Jr., CEO of Infor and former President of Oracle; and the Honorable Judith Sheindlin, “Judge Judy,” New York family court judge, author, and TV personality. Past graduates included United States Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan II and Wallace Stevens, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. Wikipedia.


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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 16, 2017 / Successful real estate entrepreneur and long-time philanthropist, Jacob Frydman proudly stands with the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education's (NCFJE) in support of its charity endeavor, the Toys for Hospitalized Children program. Mr. Frydman's generous commitment and support for the NCFJE's initiative will help provide toys, gifts, and smiles to children in need. Located in Brooklyn, NY, NCFJE is a multi-faceted charity founded in 1940 by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson dedicated to protecting, feeding, and educating thousands throughout the New York metro area. Today, the NCFJE has several programs under the leadership of Rabbi Jacob Hecht with the objective of providing fast, discreet, and dignified service to all sectors of the Jewish community. Under the direction of Program Director, Mrs. Baila Hecht, the organization's roster of initiatives includes Toys for Hospitalized Children, which sends over 10,000 toys and gifts annually to numerous hospitals, senior residences, and special needs facilities. For more than 50 years, these gifts have brought joy and smiles to those that need it most, and Jacob Frydman is pleased to be able to give back to the community through this meaningful and impactful program. Toys for Hospitalized Children is also helping children learn how easy and fulfilling it is to reach out to help others who are less fortunate. The young volunteers of the program gather to wrap toys, and when possible, visit the recipients to offer the gifts personally. During his years of active involvement in Toys for Hospitalized Children, Jacob Frydman has witnessed on numerous occasions how an unexpected gift uplifts a hospitalized child, senior, or special needs adult by letting them know they are not forgotten. This simple gesture sends a message of compassion and hope to patients and family members that leaves a lasting sense of community spirit in all who participate. A renowned expert on value added investments, Jacob Frydman has made a positive and lasting impact over his 30-year career in the real estate acquisition and development industries. As a recognized leader in his field, Jacob has served as a contributor and panelist at numerous industry seminars, speaking on aspects of property investments. He has been a guest lecturer on real estate finance at Columbia University, and in the Master's Lecturer series sponsored by New York Law School. His television appearances include CNBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX News, and others, where he discusses trends in commercial real estate and provides his invaluable expertise. Frydman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bardavon Opera House, home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and is also an avid philanthropist, often donating his time and capital to various charitable endeavors. He is a firm supporter of organizations such as Chabad of Dutchess County and The Brem Foundation of Washington DC.


NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 16, 2017 / Successful real estate entrepreneur and long-time philanthropist, Jacob Frydman proudly stands with the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education's (NCFJE) in support of its charity endeavor, the Toys for Hospitalized Children program. Mr. Frydman's generous commitment and support for the NCFJE's initiative will help provide toys, gifts, and smiles to children in need. Located in Brooklyn, NY, NCFJE is a multi-faceted charity founded in 1940 by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson dedicated to protecting, feeding, and educating thousands throughout the New York metro area. Today, the NCFJE has several programs under the leadership of Rabbi Jacob Hecht with the objective of providing fast, discreet, and dignified service to all sectors of the Jewish community. Under the direction of Program Director, Mrs. Baila Hecht, the organization's roster of initiatives includes Toys for Hospitalized Children, which sends over 10,000 toys and gifts annually to numerous hospitals, senior residences, and special needs facilities. For more than 50 years, these gifts have brought joy and smiles to those that need it most, and Jacob Frydman is pleased to be able to give back to the community through this meaningful and impactful program. Toys for Hospitalized Children is also helping children learn how easy and fulfilling it is to reach out to help others who are less fortunate. The young volunteers of the program gather to wrap toys, and when possible, visit the recipients to offer the gifts personally. During his years of active involvement in Toys for Hospitalized Children, Jacob Frydman has witnessed on numerous occasions how an unexpected gift uplifts a hospitalized child, senior, or special needs adult by letting them know they are not forgotten. This simple gesture sends a message of compassion and hope to patients and family members that leaves a lasting sense of community spirit in all who participate. A renowned expert on value added investments, Jacob Frydman has made a positive and lasting impact over his 30-year career in the real estate acquisition and development industries. As a recognized leader in his field, Jacob has served as a contributor and panelist at numerous industry seminars, speaking on aspects of property investments. He has been a guest lecturer on real estate finance at Columbia University, and in the Master's Lecturer series sponsored by New York Law School. His television appearances include CNBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX News, and others, where he discusses trends in commercial real estate and provides his invaluable expertise. Frydman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bardavon Opera House, home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and is also an avid philanthropist, often donating his time and capital to various charitable endeavors. He is a firm supporter of organizations such as Chabad of Dutchess County and The Brem Foundation of Washington DC. NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 16, 2017 / Successful real estate entrepreneur and long-time philanthropist, Jacob Frydman proudly stands with the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education's (NCFJE) in support of its charity endeavor, the Toys for Hospitalized Children program. Mr. Frydman's generous commitment and support for the NCFJE's initiative will help provide toys, gifts, and smiles to children in need. Located in Brooklyn, NY, NCFJE is a multi-faceted charity founded in 1940 by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson dedicated to protecting, feeding, and educating thousands throughout the New York metro area. Today, the NCFJE has several programs under the leadership of Rabbi Jacob Hecht with the objective of providing fast, discreet, and dignified service to all sectors of the Jewish community. Under the direction of Program Director, Mrs. Baila Hecht, the organization's roster of initiatives includes Toys for Hospitalized Children, which sends over 10,000 toys and gifts annually to numerous hospitals, senior residences, and special needs facilities. For more than 50 years, these gifts have brought joy and smiles to those that need it most, and Jacob Frydman is pleased to be able to give back to the community through this meaningful and impactful program. Toys for Hospitalized Children is also helping children learn how easy and fulfilling it is to reach out to help others who are less fortunate. The young volunteers of the program gather to wrap toys, and when possible, visit the recipients to offer the gifts personally. During his years of active involvement in Toys for Hospitalized Children, Jacob Frydman has witnessed on numerous occasions how an unexpected gift uplifts a hospitalized child, senior, or special needs adult by letting them know they are not forgotten. This simple gesture sends a message of compassion and hope to patients and family members that leaves a lasting sense of community spirit in all who participate. A renowned expert on value added investments, Jacob Frydman has made a positive and lasting impact over his 30-year career in the real estate acquisition and development industries. As a recognized leader in his field, Jacob has served as a contributor and panelist at numerous industry seminars, speaking on aspects of property investments. He has been a guest lecturer on real estate finance at Columbia University, and in the Master's Lecturer series sponsored by New York Law School. His television appearances include CNBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX News, and others, where he discusses trends in commercial real estate and provides his invaluable expertise. Frydman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bardavon Opera House, home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and is also an avid philanthropist, often donating his time and capital to various charitable endeavors. He is a firm supporter of organizations such as Chabad of Dutchess County and The Brem Foundation of Washington DC.


News Article | May 20, 2017
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— Prominent New York real estate expert Jacob Frydman shares his thoughts on the similarities between the 2015 and 2016 US retail property market scene, noting many factors that investors should be aware of. U.S. retailers seem to be expanding internationally at a faster pace than in recent years; however, while they are gaining “brick-and-mortar” locations abroad, the reverse does not hold true, as the American retail market is often too expensive and competitive for international retailers to do well. Among American-owned companies, the physical retail market is much more closely tied to how well they have managed to attract buyers in a virtual space. According to Reis, Inc, a company that provides reliable real estate market data, healthier neighborhoods and community retail centers are closely connected to how diversified its markets are. Right now food and beverage retailers lead in sales, with luxury and business following close behind, and then mid-range fashion in third place. Reis also points to the technology of retail chains making an impact on the market. Analysts predict that retailers who can hold onto their profits and even expand their businesses will be those who can adapt to customers’ desire for seamless in-store and online shopping experiences. Jacob Frydman notes that without attention to technology, retail will likely experience continued stress from the shifting demands of customers who increasingly prefer to shop online. For example, during the 2015 Black Friday shopping weekend, online purchases outperformed in-store purchases for the first time ever, signaling a new trend in consumer behavior during the busiest shopping season of the year. But people are not yet ready to give up physical locations for browsing, socializing or comparison shopping. A primary example that corporate retailers will be watching closely is Amazon, already a giant in the online retail space. In the fall, it opened a physical bookstore in Seattle and will likely continue to open dozens more in a variety of markets as it tests this model. Amazon may drive other stores to adopt this same model of physical showroom that complements the digital fulfillment space. However, for some stores like Sears, JCPenney and Kmart, the struggle for a share of the U.S. business continues, and it may be too late for some companies to shift gears. American consumers will continue to see closures among corporate giants that were once household names for some time to come. Over his 30-year career, Jacob Frydman made a lasting impression with the property investment industry. Through his vast experience in structuring, financing, and executing highly complex real estate transactions, he has acquired over five million square feet of American property and has participated in investments valued at over $2 billion. He often speaks at Columbia University and in the Master's Lecturer series at New York Law School, discussing business, law, and ethical elements of real estate management to aspiring students. Frydman is an avid philanthropist, who cares greatly for his Jewish community, and supports many other charitable committees, including The Chabad of Dutchess County and The Brem Foundation, which focuses on the eradication of breast cancer among women and men in the Washington DC metropolitan area. For more information, please visit http://www.JacobFrydmanNews.com


News Article | May 28, 2017
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— Jacob Frydman, a property expert and consultant widely recognized as a leading analyst of trends in both the New York City and national real estate markets, has appeared as a guest numerous times on Bloomberg TV, Fox Business News, CNBC and other programming, and is often asked to discuss promising investment opportunities on-air. He sees the current trend as upward in commercial real estate, where the optimism is being fueled by industry-focused technology and large amounts of investment from outside the United States. Jacob Frydman, like the majority of experts, believes that the recent influx of technology will impact commercial real estate (CRE) in a positive way. He notes that CRE technology firms will undoubtedly have an impact on four areas of the industry: leasing data and workflow platforms, “open source” data exchanges, advanced analytics platforms, and online marketplace solutions. In a Forbes Insights survey of 201 senior executives at CRE firms, 55 percent agreed that technology is revolutionizing their industry. Half of the respondents said they are already benefiting from the latest CRE-focused technology, yet only 11 percent rated themselves as “leading edge” in the area of implementing that technology. The survey was conducted between February 12 and March 14 of this year. An additional challenge facing CRE analysts is that the industry is becoming more globalized. The firm CBRE Research estimates that investments valued at $9.0 billion and $9.4 billion, from China and the Middle East respectively, were made into the U.S. commercial real estate market in 2015, and a similar volume is expected this year. This movement of capital coincides with a recent change in U.S. tax laws that will give qualified foreign pension plans more favorable tax treatments for investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts. Jacob Frydman, retired from his role as CEO of a public Real Estate Investment Trust, is better positioned than most to analyze these developments, especially as the CRE industry changes rapidly and becomes increasingly complex. Jacob Frydman has over 30 years of experience in structuring, financing and executing highly complex real estate transactions, valued at more than $2 billion. Notable achievements of his career include Two Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, an office tower in midtown Manhattan used by foreign governments for their missions to the United Nations, and redeveloping the Aetna Building in lower Manhattan’s financial district. Frydman has been a guest lecturer on real estate finance at Columbia University and in the Master’s Lecturer series sponsored by New York Law School. An avid philanthropist, he is a firm supporter of Chabad of Dutchess County, the Brem Foundation to Defeat Breast Cancer, and other organizations. He generously dedicates much of his time and capital to programs aimed at helping people in struggling communities, and is proud to have recently joined the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) in support of its Released Time program of Greater New York. For more information, please visit http://www.JacobFrydmanNews.com


NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 23, 2017 / Successful real estate entrepreneur and long-time philanthropist, Jacob Frydman proudly stands with the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education's (NCFJE) in support of its charity endeavor, the Toys for Hospitalized Children program. Mr. Frydman's generous commitment and support for the NCFJE's initiative will help provide toys, gifts, and smiles to children in need. Located in Brooklyn, NY, NCFJE is a multi-faceted charity founded in 1940 by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson dedicated to protecting, feeding, and educating thousands throughout the New York metro area. Today, the NCFJE has several programs under the leadership of Rabbi Jacob Hecht with the objective of providing fast, discreet, and dignified service to all sectors of the Jewish community. Under the direction of Program Director, Mrs. Baila Hecht, the organization's roster of initiatives includes Toys for Hospitalized Children, which sends over 10,000 toys and gifts annually to numerous hospitals, senior residences, and special needs facilities. For more than 50 years, these gifts have brought joy and smiles to those that need it most, and Jacob Frydman is pleased to be able to give back to the community through this meaningful and impactful program. Toys for Hospitalized Children is also helping children learn how easy and fulfilling it is to reach out to help others who are less fortunate. The young volunteers of the program gather to wrap toys, and when possible, visit the recipients to offer the gifts personally. During his years of active involvement in Toys for Hospitalized Children, Jacob Frydman has witnessed on numerous occasions how an unexpected gift uplifts a hospitalized child, senior, or special needs adult by letting them know they are not forgotten. This simple gesture sends a message of compassion and hope to patients and family members that leaves a lasting sense of community spirit in all who participate. A renowned expert on value added investments, Jacob Frydman has made a positive and lasting impact over his 30-year career in the real estate acquisition and development industries. As a recognized leader in his field, Jacob has served as a contributor and panelist at numerous industry seminars, speaking on aspects of property investments. He has been a guest lecturer on real estate finance at Columbia University, and in the Master's Lecturer series sponsored by New York Law School. His television appearances include CNBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX News, and others, where he discusses trends in commercial real estate and provides his invaluable expertise. Frydman has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bardavon Opera House, home of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and is also an avid philanthropist, often donating his time and capital to various charitable endeavors. He is a firm supporter of organizations such as Chabad of Dutchess County and The Brem Foundation of Washington DC.


News Article | May 4, 2017
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— Jacob Frydman, property investor whose career spans 30 years in value-added real estate investments, has offered hundreds of underprivileged families in the New York Metro area the opportunity to take part in Passover Seder, with the help of the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE). Frydman believes that the centuries-old practice of giving to “the wheat fund,” or Ma'ot Chitim, which exists to provide low-income families with matzah and other gifts during Passover, is an important responsibility for those who are able to help the less fortunate and feels honored to be able to participate in this special Mitzvah. NCFJE is dedicated to providing fast, discreet, and dignified services to all sectors of the Jewish community. Since 1940, its many programs have been offering protection, food, and education to thousands around the nation. Chabad-Lubavitch, the Hasidic movement known for outreach to the community in the spirit of brotherly love, is the principal on which NCFJE was founded. Among the variety of educational and social services offered by the NCFJE, there are programs built around the holidays, including Passover, aimed at ensuring that the financially struggling Jewish families in the community are able to properly enjoy the essential holiday traditions and festivities. The major Jewish spring festival of Passover is a time for spiritual reflection among families. The ritual meal is a centerpiece of the holiday, while a new garment for each year’s holiday is the long-lived tradition. During this year’s festival, through the generous giving of other donors like Jacob Frydman, the NCFJE is pleased to be able to deliver over 3000 pounds of shmurah matzah, 100 cases of wine, and 100 Macy’s gift cards to the underserved families of the NYC community. While by partnering with local children’s clothing stores, they were able to obtain clothing vouchers to include in the holiday packages. The organization has already helped over 600, mostly Russian, families around the New York City area by providing them with the special Passover packages of shmurah matzah, wine, grape juice, and clothing vouchers. Over the next few days, another 600 families will be gifted, while 30 families have already received their Macy’s cards. Frydman’s philanthropy reflects his commitment to the Jewish community and the faith’s ancient traditions. In addition to contributing to the NCFJE’s Ma’ot Chitim Fund, he has also donated to the Toys for Hospitalized Children program and worked alongside the Released Time program, which allows Jewish children to leave school early one day a week to study Jewish traditions. These programs work together to strengthen the Jewish community now and for future generations. Over his 30-year career in the property investment industry, Jacob Frydman made a positive and lasting impression along the East Coast. Through his various acquisitions and housing development projects, he has renovated over 5 million square feet of American property by building urban retail outlets, medical office buildings, financial center offices, and assisted living facilities. He often speaks at Columbia University and in the Master’s Lecturer series at New York Law School, discussing the business and ethical elements of real estate managers to aspiring students. Frydman is an avid philanthropist, often donating much time and capital to organizations that require financial and emotional assistance. He cares greatly for his Jewish community within New York, and is a supporter of many other charitable committees, including The Chabad of Dutchess County and The Brem Foundation. For more information, please visit http://www.JacobFrydmanNews.com


News Article | April 28, 2017
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Woman-led law firm Williams Law Group, LLC, home of the “DYFS Diva” Allison C. Williams, is pleased to welcome seasoned matrimonial lawyer Alona Magidova, Esq. to its team. Magidova will be joining the firm as Partner, and Head of the firm’s new matrimonial department. Williams Law Group, LLC is renowned for being the front-runner in DYFS (DCPP)/child welfare law in New Jersey, and their new matrimonial department promises to bring the same knowledge, experience, and care to a whole new demographic of clients. Magidova joins the firm from Starr, Gern, Davison & Rubin, PC, where she practiced as a matrimonial lawyer. Attorney Magidova is a graduate of Hofstra University and New York Law School with over two decades of experience handling matrimonial and custody cases in New York and New Jersey. Her expertise ranges from simple prenuptial agreements to more complex cases of domestic abuse, custody, and high-end settlements. Attorney Williams looks forward to working with Magidova, and to watching her firm grow with the help of talented attorneys. “Our firm is about helping families, and to that extent we’re a family, too. We help people through difficult, emotional issues, and Magidova is going to make it possible for us to help even more.” Magidova began work with the firm on April 10 of this year, and her role will be growing when the expanding matrimonial department opens on the building’s third floor. A new and improved website will also be launched for the department. Williams Law Group is unique within the legal community in its handling of delicate and emotional cases. Their care and handling of matrimonial law cases, especially with regards to custody and the rights of parents and children, sets them apart in their field. “I’m looking forward to bringing what I know to [the firm],” says Magidova. “Allison and her group really care about their clients, and they couple that caring with serious results. I’m excited to start on that same path with Allison and her team.” The staff of Williams Law Group is made up of women who are at the top of their field, helping their clients through sensitive cases with a combination of experience, strength, and compassion. More information can be found at http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com. For more information, please visit http://newjerseydyfsdefense.com/


News Article | April 25, 2017
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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / April 25, 2017 / Avid philanthropist, established property investor, and business adviser, Jacob Frydman proudly talks about his continuous contributions to National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) and its numerous charity projects. The generous donor is deeply involved with the foundation, working closely with its Orphan, Poor and Sick Fund, Released Time Program, and Toys for Hospitalized Children initiatives among many others. Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson founded NCFJE in the midst of WWII with the principle mission of providing Jewish public school students with a free Jewish education. Shortly after its conception, the institution noticed that many of the children lived in households experiencing a variety of social and economic hardships, and implemented a multitude of educational, community outreach, and humanitarian services that still provide imperative aid to New York's citizens today. Rabbi Hannoch Hecht of the Rhinebeck Jewish Center introduced Jacob Frydman to the committee, and the businessman was immediately enthralled by their generosity, "I saw from their past work that the NCFJE has made countless positive lasting effects on individual families and the entire community." Created in 1941, the Released Time Program educates Jewish youth about the history, customs and prayers of Judaism, and has inspired more than a quarter million boys and girls in the greater New York area to be proud of their faith. Each Wednesday students are dismissed an hour early from school and transported to a nearby synagogue, where dedicated instructors create a welcoming religious atmosphere and teach the children about their heritage. The classes are free of charge, and are now available in over 125 public schools. Another longstanding NCFJE charity, Toys for Hospitalized Children, distributes over 10,000 toys and gifts to hospitals, special needs facilities, and destitute children each year. In an effort to share joy with the city's elderly as well, the 50-year project has recently expanded to servicing senior residences on an as-need basis. The Orphan, Poor and Sick Fund aids underprivileged families in accessing necessary resources through grocery and clothing vouchers, rent and utility assistance, school and camp scholarships, and weekly food disbursements. Rabbi Hecht considers Frydman's constant assistance with these initiatives as a sign of greater understanding, "He knows that the foundation of the Jewish community is the Jewish family, and he believes that by helping needy families we can all look forward to a stronger Jewish community as a whole." Jacob Frydman is a native New Yorker, real estate investor, and private equities expert. Over his 30-year career, he has structured, financed, and executed highly complex real estate transactions. He often discusses business, law, and ethics at Columbia University and in the Master's Lecturer series at New York Law School. A passionate and vocal member of the Jewish faith, Frydman has been an active supporter of the NCFJE for many years, and assists other charitable committees including The Chabad of Dutchess County and Washington, DC-based The Brem Foundation.


News Article | April 25, 2017
Site: marketersmedia.com

Jacob Frydman proudly talks about his continuous contributions to National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE) and its numerous charity projects. The generous donor is deeply involved with the foundation, working closely with its Orphan, Poor and Sick Fund, Released Time Program, and Toys for Hospitalized Children initiatives among many others. Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneerson founded NCFJE in the midst of WWII with the principle mission of providing Jewish public school students with a free Jewish education. Shortly after its conception, the institution noticed that many of the children lived in households experiencing a variety of social and economic hardships, and implemented a multitude of educational, community outreach, and humanitarian services that still provide imperative aid to New York's citizens today. Rabbi Hannoch Hecht of the Rhinebeck Jewish Center introduced Jacob Frydman to the committee, and the businessman was immediately enthralled by their generosity, "I saw from their past work that the NCFJE has made countless positive lasting effects on individual families and the entire community." Created in 1941, the Released Time Program educates Jewish youth about the history, customs and prayers of Judaism, and has inspired more than a quarter million boys and girls in the greater New York area to be proud of their faith. Each Wednesday students are dismissed an hour early from school and transported to a nearby synagogue, where dedicated instructors create a welcoming religious atmosphere and teach the children about their heritage. The classes are free of charge, and are now available in over 125 public schools. Another longstanding NCFJE charity, Toys for Hospitalized Children, distributes over 10,000 toys and gifts to hospitals, special needs facilities, and destitute children each year. In an effort to share joy with the city's elderly as well, the 50-year project has recently expanded to servicing senior residences on an as-need basis. The Orphan, Poor and Sick Fund aids underprivileged families in accessing necessary resources through grocery and clothing vouchers, rent and utility assistance, school and camp scholarships, and weekly food disbursements. Rabbi Hecht considers Frydman's constant assistance with these initiatives as a sign of greater understanding, "He knows that the foundation of the Jewish community is the Jewish family, and he believes that by helping needy families we can all look forward to a stronger Jewish community as a whole." Jacob Frydman is a native New Yorker, real estate investor, and private equities expert. Over his 30-year career, he has structured, financed, and executed highly complex real estate transactions. He often discusses business, law, and ethics at Columbia University and in the Master's Lecturer series at New York Law School. A passionate and vocal member of the Jewish faith, Frydman has been an active supporter of the NCFJE for many years, and assists other charitable committees including The Chabad of Dutchess County and Washington, DC-based The Brem Foundation.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES | Award Amount: 49.89K | Year: 2014

This workshop will bring together a diverse international and interdisciplinary group of practitioners, scholars in both law and social science, and innovative law teachers with expertise in the processes of transition to democracy; globalization and law; the role of constitutional courts; law and social movements; legal pluralism and customary law; economic and social rights; and the impact of legal education on legal professions and law. Its broader impacts include fostering deeper connections between American and South African scholars, assisting South African lawyers and social scientists in protecting human rights, and building awareness in the United States both of the challenges South Africa faces and of the contributions to democratic and legal thinking that it is making.

The workshop will be a sustained series of structured discussions around five core themes: judicial independence; the potential, limits and pitfalls of judicial intervention; culture, tradition, public resistance and elite pressure in the assertion of rights; public interest law; and socioeconomic rights and restitution. Papers will be submitted in advance and made available to other presenters on a workshop website, which will also serve as a resource for additional relevant readings and materials. Each theme will be introduced with a plenary session, followed by small-group meetings around particular issues bearing on that theme, and culminating in a report-back session. Summaries of each sessions discussions will be posted on the workshop website. Panels will be designed to bring together socio-legal and legal scholars, legal educators, and practitioners. It will include participants who are from under-represented groups and who are early-career scholars and students.

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