Report: Upper West Side Jews Kvetch About Filming On Rosh Hashanah


filming manhattanThe team behind a new Ghostbusters film has been accused of “disrespecting” a Jewish community in New York by asking them to move their cars on a holy day.

The producers angered Jewish residents of the city’s Upper West Side by demanding they shift their cars during celebrations for Jewish New Year, to make way for the film crew.

However, the area’s Jewish community refused, as it was Rosh Hashanah.

Lisa Berger, 60, who is Jewish and runs a cancer charity, told the New York Post: “I thought it was very disrespectful.

“That’s right in the middle of the holiday.

“I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me. You’re asking me to move my car?

“They would never do this on X-mas Day.”

Signs were put up on Monday night telling residents to move their cars before Tuesday’s shoot, prompting fears the cars would be towed.

However, the production crew did not have permission to tow any vehicles.

Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky said: “I’m very grateful that we didn’t come out after Rosh Hashanah to discover that all our cars were missing.”


{ Newscenter}