Rachel ‘Ruchie’ Freier is making waves in her ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn. Already breaking tradition by being a lawyer, she begins a controversial campaign to establish the first all-female emergency response unit.
A pillar of her ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jewish Community in Brooklyn, Rachel ‘Ruchie’ Freier decided on her thirtieth birthday that she wanted much more out of life. She became a lawyer and started campaigning to establish Ezras Nashim; the first Hasidic emergency medical response unit run exclusively by women.
Her actions are met with a backlash from Hasidic Jewish men, and she struggles to find a Rabbi who will publicly support Ezras Nashim. But nobody puts Ruchie in the corner. While accused of pushing a “radical feminist agenda”, Ruchie continues with charm and determination, in this a rare insight into an extremely private community.