OU Hosts New York City Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson

21 Aug 2013


New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson meets with Jewish community, synagogue and day school lay leaders to discuss his plans for the city as mayor and address issues of concern to the Jewish community.

Pictured (l to r): Jeff Leb, New York director of political affairs for the OU; Rabbi Steven Weil, executive vice president of the OU; Bill Thompson, and OU Board members Susan Alter, Dr. David Luchins, and Gerald Schreck. (Photo Credit: Michael Priest Photography)

Addressing a crowd of Jewish community, synagogue and day school lay leaders who convened at the Orthodox Union (OU) on Tuesday for its series of forums with the New York City mayoral candidates, former NYC Comptroller and ayoral candidate Bill Thompson discussed his plans for the city.

During the OU Advocacy-Teach NYS-sponsored forum, Thompson spoke candidly about issues of importance to the Jewish community, including education, security for private schools, obstacles facing families with special needs children, support for small business, combatting crime and affordable housing.

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The Orthodox Union is the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization; the OU Advocacy Center, formerly the Institute for Public Affairs, is the non-partisan public policy arm of the OU and leads its advocacy efforts in Washington, DC and state capitals.

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