June 30, 2015 Nachum Segal spoke with Josh Pruzansky, Regional Director of OU Advocacy-NJ, via telephone for this morning’s JM in the AM, to discuss the success of the TEACH NJS launch event that took place in May, upcoming … Continued
TEACH NJS applauded Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steven Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo, Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer and Senator Peter Barnes for the unprecedented level of security funding allocated to non-public schools in New Jersey’s Fiscal Year 2016 budget, signed by Gov. Christie on Friday.
Following the launch of the TEACH NJS initiative with more than 300 members of the New Jersey Jewish community, TEACH NJS brought members of the Bergen County Jewish community to Trenton on Thursday to meet with state legislators and advocate for funding bills on behalf of New Jersey’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas.
More than 300 members of the New Jersey Jewish community attended Wednesday’s launch of Teach NJS, a new initiative of New Jersey Jewish day schools and yeshivas and the OU Advocacy Center to mobilize the community to become more politically engaged, in order to influence and change the way the state of New Jersey funds non-public education. Through Teach NJS, the New Jersey Jewish community can “fundamentally change the way they approach politics,” according to Josh Pruzansky, Regional Director of OU Advocacy-NJ.
Five months ago, a group of day schools and yeshivas met to discuss how to increase government funding to Jewish education. Discussed was the $186 per child that the state currently allocates and the need for a robust and serious … Continued