Jewish leaders reach out to public school kids in effort to deter hate crimes

Jewish leaders Tuesday began talking to Williamsburg public school students after a rash of hate crimes in the neighborhood targeting Hasidic residents.

Hasidic and Hispanic residents have lived side by side in the neighborhood for years – but rarely talk to each other or understand much about each others’ worlds.

For the students at Intermediate School 318, what they heard about how their neighbors lived surprised them.


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