Reprinted from the March 2015 issue of Mishpacha Magazine “We don’t want the percentage of yeshivah students enrolled going from 11% to 12%, we want it going to 50%” —Maury Litwack A centerpiece of Bill de Blasio’s suc- cessful 2013 campaign for New York City mayor was his plan to bring to the Big Apple
Of all the plot lines in the 2015 budget process, the fight over a school-donation tax credit may turn out to be the most complicated. The Catholic Church and a broad swath of other religious and community organizations have built support over several years for a controversial tax credit that would incentivize donations to private
Urge Mayor de Blasio to make NYC’s universal pre-K program truly universal – email him now. Urge Mayor de Blasio to make NYC’s universal pre-K program truly universal – email him now.
“We will offer every child, from every borough of this city, truly universal, full-day Pre-K.” That was Mayor Bill de Blasio’s promise to the children of New York City one year ago in his inaugural State of the City address. The Mayor’s pledge of a free pre-K program available to every four-year-old in New York
Urge Mayor de Blasio to make NYC’s universal pre-K program truly universal – email him now. In his State of the City last week, Mayor de Blasio bragged of having provided seats for 50,000 kids in his “universal pre-k” program. Well, not quite “universal”: It bars nine out of 10 kids at Jewish day schools.
After nearly a year of advocacy, working to ensure that New York City Jewish day schools would be included in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program, OU Advocacy-Teach NYS has launched a campaign in New York City calling on the mayor to “Make Universal Pre-K Universal.” The campaign is targeted to raise
Take action: Tell Mayor de Blasio to make New York City’s universal Pre-K program, truly universal. Morris Tabush spent $11,000 on pre-K for his daughter Valerie last year. He expects to shell out about the same for his son Alan next year. They are out-of-pocket expenses that the Brooklyn father says could be greatly reduced
Advocates for the city’s Jewish community are blasting Mayor de Blasio with a series of ads over a prekindergarten policy they say costs Jewish families $50 million a year. Orthodox Union political director Maury Litwack said few Orthodox Jewish kids are taking advantage of de Blasio’s universal pre-K because its full-day schedule leaves no time
The Beth Din of America and the Orthodox Union invite you to the annual Sheldon Rudoff A”H Memorial Lecture: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 • 8:00 pm The Jewish Center • 131 West 86th Street, New York City Rabbi Shaul Robinson (Rabbi, Lincoln Square Synagogue) will speak about: Coveting, Consumerism and Consumption: Does the 10th Commandment
The Orthodox Union is launching a multimillion-dollar advocacy campaign to increase government funding for Jewish day schools in New York. The organization will be adding staff to the 10 full-timers already working on the issue and launching a multi-year campaign, according to its executive vice president, Allen Fagin. He also said the O.U. will retain