It has taken Beit Simchat Torah, once hit hard by AIDS, 43 years to be able to build a synagogue designed for its needs, in a property that it owns. On April 3, it will officially open its new home on West 30th Street.
Watch two more women, one a Muslim and one a non-Muslim, participate in World Hijab Day, and see what their experiences are like. Say Muslim Yasmine Ison: “Wearing the hijab [gives] me this whole other freedom that I never had. I started to notice this control I had of myself.” More →