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Last week, the New York State Legislature held its annual joint Budget Hearing for Elementary and Secondary Education. Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Agudath Israel’s Director of New York Government Relations, submitted testimony on behalf of the Orthodox community regarding education amidst COVID. The testimony, drafted by Avrohom Weinstock, Agudah’s Chief of Staff, together with Rabbi Silber, addressed the issue of potential budget cuts to yeshivas; an idea to boost revenue for the state while aiding tuition paying parents; and reemphasized how yeshiva parents have expressed the importance of preserving the educational integrity of yeshivas.

 

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