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Posted on June 18, 2014 in Op-eds
Schools Albany Refuses to Help

In answer to an unprecedented advocacy effort that included thousands of schoolchildren, hundreds of union members and groups that represented hundreds of non-public schools, state leaders gave assurances that...

Posted on March 19, 2014 in Op-eds
Op-Ed: For Jewish Education’s Future, Look to Albany

Washington has little trouble commanding the collective attention of the organized Jewish community. But for those who care about increasing funding for Jewish education, reining in out-of-control costs at...

Posted on March 18, 2014 in Op-eds
The Time Is Now to Send A Message to Albany

Many of those wielding the levers of power in Albany are saying the right things on behalf of greater funding for Jewish education. But to truly support education...

Posted on February 2, 2014 in Op-eds
The Year Jewish Education Makes The Grade In Albany

By Jeff Leb Governor Cuomo’s most recent budget held good news for Jewish day schools. The Comprehensive Attendance Policy (CAP) and Mandated Services Reimbursement (MSR) payments, long underfunded, are...

Posted on January 30, 2014 in Op-eds
Expanded pre-K is a Jewish value

As Gov. Martin O’Malley has reminded us, “Progress is a choice, and we have important work to accomplish this year.” From a communal perspective, O’Malley’s proposal to expand pre-K...

Posted on October 31, 2013 in Op-eds
It's Our Time to Shine

By Josh Pruzansky Originally published in The Jewish Link of Bergen County, October 31, 2013 On Tuesday, November 5th, the New Jersey Jewish community will have an opportunity to...

Posted on March 20, 2013 in Op-eds
Obama embraces biblical Israel

By Nathan Diament Originally published in The Washington Post – On Faith, March 20, 2013 Today, on an airport tarmac outside Tel Aviv, President Obama not only took his...