Rabbi Sadwin with PA State Senator Dinniman

Rabbi Sadwin with PA State Senator Dinniman

On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg was the site of the 16th annual celebration for the EITC – Education Improvement Tax Credit – program. Hundreds of nonpublic school students from around the Commonwealth joined in the celebration to express their appreciation for the $175 million in scholarships provided to more than 50,000 students across the state through two scholarship programs (EITC & OSTC). Over 100 Jewish day school students from Philadelphia and Harrisburg participated in the event which was co-sponsored by the REACH Foundation and Teach PA/Orthodox Union.

Coinciding with the EITC event was the annual PA CAPE (Pennsylvania state chapter of the Council for American Private Education) awards luncheon for teachers and administrators. A distinguished group of educators from nonpublic schools across the Commonwealth were chosen by a panel of judges to determine the winners according to each age group. Rabbi Ariel Sadwin, Agudath Israel’s Mid-Atlantic director and member of PA CAPE attended both events.