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Rockland County, NY - Jewish Institutions Gather To Show Support For East Ramapo Monitor Bill

Published on: June 4, 2015 11:15 PM
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Rockland County, NY - Several organizations, including The Reform Jewish Voice of New York, Uri L’Tzedek, Rockland Clergy for Social Justice, and the American Jewish Committee, gathered at a news conference held today at Manhattan’s West Side Jewish Center to declare their support for legislation which would appoint a fiscal monitor to oversee the East Ramapo school district, Lohud.com reports (http://lohud.us/1HOhbar).

Marc Stern, general counsel for the American Jewish Committee, said he supports the legislation because “in this case, the Democratic institution is broken and needs to be fixed.”

As previously reported on VIN News (http://www.vosizneias.com/205177), the bill passed the Assembly Education Committee earlier this week and has the support of Governor Cuomo.

But Board President Yehuda Weissmandl has said a monitor will only inject additional hostility in the East Ramapo district, where 9,000 Hispanic and black students attend public schools and approximately 24,000 students attend yeshivas. Weissmandl has maintained that the district’s issue is not about a need for oversight, but funding.

 


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 Jun 05, 2015 at 12:05 AM Open-Your-Eyes Says:

This is a handful of misrable 'outsiders' to East Ramapo who stick in their dirty noses where it doesn't belong, and they get a headline???

Shame on each of them and on VIN for reporting!

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 Jun 05, 2015 at 12:25 AM Avrohomk Says:

Whether the bill is good or not, I don't understand the need for Jews from outside Rockland County to "bedavka" go against the Jewish community in Rockland. How sad that this is what they spend thier time doing

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 Jun 05, 2015 at 07:16 AM pbalaw Says:

Nebach on these Jews who have nothing better to do with their time. In the mean time they don't get a vote bec they don't live hear or pay taxes here. Year after year we elect a board ... You don't like it, move. Oversite the government before our volunteer board

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 Jun 05, 2015 at 09:19 AM InsideOne Says:

Baruch hashem we have Jews willing to stick their necks out in public to put an end to a terrible chillul hashem. Halevai the frum should be so frum. Kol Yisroel areivim zeh lazeh.

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 Jun 05, 2015 at 09:29 AM villyamsburger Says:

Reform jews are the biggest enemy of Klal Yisroel. They have caused us the most pain in the last 200 years.

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 Jun 05, 2015 at 09:44 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
Open-Your-Eyes Says:

This is a handful of misrable 'outsiders' to East Ramapo who stick in their dirty noses where it doesn't belong, and they get a headline???

Shame on each of them and on VIN for reporting!

Shouldn't we help when we hear our neighbors crying? Non-Jews are neighbors also.

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 Jun 05, 2015 at 12:44 PM Anonymous Says:

Thank goodness for these Jews from all over NY state. The board cut art, music, sports, half day kindergarten and hundreds of teachers. The VIN posters who have posted so far against these Jews have very poor spelling and obviously did not learn English in school. Communication tools are very important for a successful career. Most of the public school kids in high school have to spend four years now until they graduate because so many classes were cut. Thanks again, secular Jews, Christians, Muslims, Asians and everyone else who is trying to help children.

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 Jun 05, 2015 at 12:46 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
pbalaw Says:

Nebach on these Jews who have nothing better to do with their time. In the mean time they don't get a vote bec they don't live hear or pay taxes here. Year after year we elect a board ... You don't like it, move. Oversite the government before our volunteer board

"You don't like it, move. Oversite the government before our volunteer board"

We were told to move by the former board President who mysteriously resigned, giving only a few days notice. Why should I move from my home of almost 40 years??? My family is here, I work here, and love my neighbors.

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 Jun 05, 2015 at 12:51 PM hashomer Says:

Reply to #5  
villyamsburger Says:

Reform jews are the biggest enemy of Klal Yisroel. They have caused us the most pain in the last 200 years.

You are joking , right? Or are you still living in pre-1933 Williamsburg?

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 Jun 07, 2015 at 02:30 AM Open-Your-Eyes Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Shouldn't we help when we hear our neighbors crying? Non-Jews are neighbors also.

I'm not sure if you live in ERCSD or not. I am wondering how much money you are paying out of your 'pocket' to help every crying neighbor.

Put your mouth where your money lies.

I got a secret for you, if you truly feel bad for those crying neighbors either donate or raise 20 Million dollars and you can get the neighbors to stop crying

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