JTS tackles high cost of low-income NYC living
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JTS tackles high cost of low-income NYC living

Panelists, from left, included Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, moderator Ron Lieber, Professor Lisa Servon, Rabbi David Rosenn, and New York State Assemblywoman Carmen de la Rosa. (Harold Levine)
Panelists, from left, included Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky, moderator Ron Lieber, Professor Lisa Servon, Rabbi David Rosenn, and New York State Assemblywoman Carmen de la Rosa. (Harold Levine)

The Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious and Social Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Hebrew Free Loan Society, the Interfaith Center of New York, and the JCC Harlem hosted a panel discussion, “Why It’s So Expensive to Be Poor in New York City,” on December 6. Ron Lieber, a New York Times columnist, moderated.

Panelists discussed the challenges low-income New Yorkers face, how they manage their finances and how the government and finance and tech industries are responding to the unique financial needs of struggling New York City residents who live paycheck to paycheck. To watch a video of the discussion, go to www.jtsa.edu/breaking-the-bank.

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