June 11, 2014
By Larry Luxner
Special to WJW
Some 500 religious Jews crowded into a Potomac synagogue Sunday morning for kosher deli food and the opportunity to schmooze with 50 local elected officials and candidates — only two weeks before Maryland’s June 24 primaries.
The inaugural OU Advocacy-MD Legislative Breakfast, organized by the public policy arm of the New York-based Orthodox Union, took place at Potomac’s Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah. At the top of OU’s agenda: educational affordability and parity for nonpublic school students.
Maury Litwack, the organization’s director of state political affairs and outreach, said the number-one issue for his members is Jewish education — and that more than 3,000 children attend Jewish day schools in the D.C. metro area.
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