Trump administration has recruited a Chassidic singer to help raise awareness about the coronavirus in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York City and its surrounding areas amid a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Shulem Lemmer, 30, said he was “approached” by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to “to help bring awareness of anything COVID-19-related to the Orthodox Jewish community & beyond.”

Advertisement



He also noted that he will be interviewing U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir, presumably to gain more information about the situation and what specific measures can be instituted to contain it over and above the general guidelines of hand-washing, social distancing and wearing a face mask.

In 2018, Lemmer, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., became the first Chassidic singer to sign with a major U.S. record label, Decca Gold, a division of Universal Music.

Advertisement

SHARE
Previous articleHealth & Living – September 2020
Next articleDear Dr. Yael
www.JNS.org is an independent, non-profit business resource and wire service covering Jewish news and Israel news for Jewish media throughout the English-speaking world.
Loading Facebook Comments ...