News 12 Hudson Valley July 30. 2017: Yossi Gestetner says the eruv was vandalized in six places in Mahwah earlier last week, 28 places in Upper Saddle River Wednesday night into Thursday morning and in one place in Pomona. “I think there is rise of misunderstanding of the Orthodox Jewish community, there is a lot of innuendo-, lies-based angst among people outside the community,” says Gestetner. Gestetner says the eruv has been ordered to be taken down in both New Jersey municipalities by Aug. 4. City leaders say it violates local rules.
Thursday April 20, 2017, a pit bull attacked a toddler in Spring Valley, NY. Yossi Gestetner held a news conference about it the next day which was attended by Fios1, NBC4, ABC7, News12, Telemundo47, The Journal News and VIN News. Yossi also spoke to PIX11:
Via the JTA: For help in her uphill battle, [Rachel] Freier reached out to Yossi Gestetner and Gary Tilzer to manage her campaign… “We had a dozen rabbinical voices who publicly backed the candidacy in addition to women rabbinical leaders who also backed the candidacy,” Gestetner said. “Multiple Yiddish-language publications actually interviewed the candidate and were very fair to her. The vote in Borough Park was split in half. Such a vote outcome is a huge success for a first-time, non-establishment, woman candidate. So not only was there no backlash, there were thumbs-up all around.”
Village Voice August 8, 2016: Yossi Gestetner, who provides inter-community and public relations services, serves as kind of a community liaison to the South Williamsburg neighborhood. After meeting with representatives from the Worker’s Justice Project, he says he sees some promise in the jobs center idea.
“If you have a proposal that is mutually beneficial, my opinion is that people would be very receptive,” Gestetner says. “I think if people in Hasidic Williamsburg knew that someone who comes to work at their place has, for example, a card that identifies some kind of background check, they would be more comfortable to work with these people. And if either side has a complaint or concern to bring up, it’s always better if there can be someone in charge to facilitate it.” (more…)
One year after the double terrorist attack that left two dead and five wounded in Copenhagen, American Jewish groups expressed solidarity with the Danish people and called on leaders to take action against extremism… Yossi Gestetner, co-founder of the New York-based Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council, also expressed solidarity with Danish Jews, and told The Jerusalem Post that “leaders need to reject those in their own communities who incite against others… Elected officials must condemn hateful rhetoric, and governments globally should step up police protection for communities more susceptible to attack – especially at schools.”