We follow the battles they are waging to survive. By the 1970s, he worried that his followers were losing their way. 50 miles north of New York City, the Satmar sect has thrived in a 1.1 square mile religious haven called Kiryas Joel, or City of Joel, for over 40 years. City of Joel (2018), by director Jesse Sweet, premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 9:30 p.m. on THIRTEEN and Wednesday, September 16 at 9:30 p.m. on WLIW21; it airs Thursday, October at 8 p.m. on NJTV. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,138 people, 2,229 households, and 2,137 families residing in the village. Pledge $1 or more About $1 ... You’ll receive a Kiryas Joel poster, plus buttons, and thanks on social media and in end credits. An overwhelming majority of the village’s 22,000 residents live below the federal poverty threshold, according to The New York Times. City of Joel follows an ultra-orthodox Hasidic sect as they wage a turf war with their secular neighbors. “The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel is a fascinating insider account of a small religious group—Satmar Hasidic Jews—that had established a self-governed village in upstate New York, violated the principle of church/state separation, and ended up losing a major case at the United States Supreme Court. NYC PREMIERE Located in the town of Monroe, NY, just over 50 miles north of New York City, the village of Kiryas Joel claims one of the fastest-growing Hasidic communities in the US. Less. Archived. So Teitelbaum created an isolated village where every aspect of life revolved around Jewish law. Posted by u/[deleted] 4 years ago. A documentary on PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 follows a tense, existential conflict between townspeople in a commuter haven in Orange County, NY, 50 miles north of the George Washington Bridge. Close. Frimet Goldberger grew up in Kiryas Joel, New York, an ultra-Orthodox Satmar Hasidic community about an hour's drive northwest of New York City. Synopsis. "City of Joel" is a documentary - with unprecedented access - to a 1.1 square mile shtetl in the suburbs that is home to 22,000 members of one of the most insular and orthodox Hasidic sects. Love Thy Neighbor (2016) an amateur documentary about the increasing hostilities between the residents of my hometown and the Hasidic Community of Kiryas Joel. 1.2k. Select this reward. Kiryas Joel - which means City of Joel - is named for former Joel Teitelbaum, one of the few Rebbes - or religious leaders - to survive the Holocaust. Kiryas Joel began with a 1977 founding population of 500 people. Directed by Jesse Sweet. A documentary on PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 follows a … Project We Love Kiryas Joel, NY Documentary $41,634. Ships to Only United States. 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