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Rabbi Yehiel M. Kalish, Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman and Chicago Archbishop Cupich

Rabbi Yehiel M. Kalish, Rabbi Yitzchok Ehrman and Chicago Archbishop Cupich

More than 50 Illinois state legislators gathered at the Old State Capitol in Springfield recently for a legislative reception hosted by the Illinois Kids Campaign. Rabbi Yehiel Kalish (representing Agudath Israel of Illinois) joined Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich and other education leaders in delivering remarks about the importance of private and public school students and teachers.

Rabbi Yehiel M. Kalish speaking at an education reform event in Springfield, Illinois.

Rabbi Yehiel M. Kalish speaking at an education reform event in Springfield, Illinois.

Agudath Israel of Illinois is a partner in the Illinois Kids Campaign and was also represented by its COO, Rabbi Yitzchak Ehrman. The grassroots coalition includes more than 250 schools and organizations across the state and is advocating for the Invest in Kids Act. The bill, yet to be introduced, would provide tax credits to fund a variety of educational needs including scholarships for students choosing private schools. To learn more go to www.illinoiskidscampaign.org.