Rachel Freier makes history by becoming the first Hasidic woman to hold US public office

  • Rachel Freier became a civil court judge in New York City on Friday.
  • She’s the first Hasidic Jewish woman to be sworn into public office in the United States. 
  • Freier, 51, won her seat for Brooklyn’s 5th Judicial District with a 74% landslide vote in November’s general election.
  • Freier had garnered nearly 41% of the primary vote in defeating opponents Jill Epstein and Morton Avigdor. Read more