Why It’s So Expensive To Be Poor In NYC At The Jewish Theological Seminary In Harlem

The Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious & Social Studies at(JTS), the Hebrew Free Loan Society, the Interfaith Center of New York, and JCC Harlem will host a panel discussion.The panel discussion “Breaking the Bank: The High Cost of Low-Income Living,” will cover the challenges low-income New Yorkers face, and how they manage their finances on December 6, 2017. The discussion will explore how the government and finance and tech industries are responding to the unique financial needs of struggling New York City residents living paycheck-to-paycheck.

Breaking the Bank: The High Cost of Low-Income Living is co-hosted by the Louis Finkelstein Institute for Religious & Social Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary, the Hebrew Free Loan Society, the Interfaith Center of New York, and JCC Harlem. Panel participants include elected officials, academics, and leaders in their industries.

This is a public event. More on the panelists below.

  • Rabbi David Rosenn, Executive Director of the Hebrew Free Loan Society
  • Hon. Carmen de la Rosa, New York State Assemblywoman, 72nd District (Washington Heights, Hudson Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill in Manhattan)
  • Professor Lisa Servon, University of Pennsylvania Professor and Department Chair, City and Regional Planning
  • Moderator: Ron Lieber, New York Times, Financial Columnist and Author
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

The Jewish Theological Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

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