Governor Cuomo is strongly urging the NYS Assembly to pass legislation appointing a state monitor for the East Ramapo Central School District Board before the end of its session later this month. Please read below.
Leaders of the American Jewish Committee, Rockland Clergy for Social Justice, Uri L’Tzedek and Reform Jewish Voice of New York will hold a press conference on June 4 to condemn recent efforts to use anti-Semitism as a shield for injustice in the East Ramapo School District. The event at the West Side Jewish Center, 347 W. 34th Street, New York City will also constitute a meeting of a coalition to honor Co-Sponsors of A. 5355 and S. 3821
as Civil Rights Heroes and Keepers of Justice in the Jewish Tradition.
Read the press release here.
New York State’s legislative session is in full swing, and thousands of Jews from across denominational lines are expressing their support for two bills that, on the face of it, don’t seem to have anything to do with typical Jewish issues like Israel or liberal social causes.
But these bills — A.5355 and S.3821, as they’re known in Albany — are the test case for the moral future of Jewish life in New York, perhaps even the whole country. Read more…
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Some East Ramapo Central School District supporters have said Bill A 5355 S 3821 authorizing the appointment of a state fiscal monitor to the East Ramapo school district is anti-Semitic.
However, the outpouring of support in favor of the legislation by leading Jewish organizations, such as the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, Uri L’Tzedek (Orthodox for Social Justice), the American Jewish Committee, as well as Jewish members of Rockland Clergy for Social Justice, the New York City Bar Association and the New York State School Boards Association, suggests that this is not the case.
Please view the following documents and letters of support.