Maury Litwack, Director of Political Affairs for the Orthodox Union’s Institute for Public Affairs | Jewish Political Affairs, will visit the Harrisburg Jewish community as Scholar-in-Residence at Kesher Israel Congregation for Shabbat, Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16. The OU member synagogue is located at 2500 N. Third Street.
The community weekend is presented by the OU Karasick Department of Synagogue Services.
Shabbat morning, Mr. Litwack will discuss “Spies and Sabotage in the Bible: Why Moses Reacts Better than Nixon.” In the afternoon, he will present “The Jewish Day School Tuition Crisis – An In-Depth Look at the Problem and the Proposed Solutions” with a Question and Answer session following. At the third Sabbath meal, Mr. Litwack will address “Common Orthodox Advocacy Mistakes: Lessons from My Work for 15 Elected Officials.”
Rabbi Akiva Males, rabbi of Kesher Israel, stated, “I have had the opportunity to interact with Maury during several OU Leadership Missions to Washington, DC. I have always been impressed with Maury's knowledge, talents, and his ability to represent the Jewish community. I am sure that over the course of Shabbat, our community will have a chance to better understand some of the political work that the OU is engaging in on our behalf. I am also sure that Maury will help our community better understand the role we can play in the lobbying process.”
Based in Washington, Mr. Litwack is responsible for political action and advocacy in the OU’s many communities around the country. He focuses on seeking greater government support for Jewish day schools and their families in order to address the acute education affordability challenge the Orthodox community is facing. Prior to his work with the OU, Mr. Litwack served on the staff of two congressmen and helped launch Miami-Dade County's Washington lobbying office.
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