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…)
Via the Jerusalem Post:
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.”
Via Video Description:
Rockland County Legislator Aron Wider, Benny Pollatschek , and Yossi Gestetner in Queens on July 17, 2014 for the wake of 20 month old Dominic Mero who died last week when he was hit by a pickup truck that was backing up in the parking lot of the Rose Avenue apartment complex [in Spring Valley]
Via the Jewish Daily Forward
The murder itself was a thing of nightmares. A video released by the police shows Stark being hustled into a waiting van at 11:45 p.m. January 2 by two assailants. Police later found handcuffs and plastic ties discarded on the ground at the site of the kidnapping.
Stark’s wife contacted a family friend when she realized her husband had not come home. At 1:05 a.m. January 3, according to Yossi Gestetner, an Orthodox activist who was in direct contact with people involved, that friend contacted an acquaintance who is a member of the Shomrim, the local Orthodox security patrol… (more…)
Via VIN News:
In a statement released to VIN News a short time ago, News Commentator and PR service provider in the Orthodox Jewish Community, Yossi Gestetner, said, “This is not your typical let’s-get-outraged-for-a-day drive. The Post needs to retract its front page headline and perhaps fire the Editors behind it.”
The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council argues that the signage, which has since been removed from the storefronts on Lee Avenue, is merely a request. “From our understanding of the signs, they express a wish, not a condition of service, similar to the dress code of the Court Room where this case will be heard,” Yossi Gestetner, Co-Founder of OJPAC said in a statement.
The NY Daily News and the NY Post Editors agree with this assessment.