As part of the Orthodox Union’s Teach NYS Mission to Albany on March 12, many yeshiva parents, staff and student met with their state legislators to campaign for full reimbursement for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programming along with more money for building security.
State Sen. Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat from Long Beach, who represents the Five Towns, met with representatives from the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach which is in Woodmere and other communities. Rabbi Adam Englander, head of school at HALB, delivered the daily invocation before the State Senate on that Tuesday.
“Ensuring that all students have access to a world-class education must a top priority and it is imperative that adequate funding for our community’s yeshivas be included in the state budget,” Kaminsky said in a news release. “Yeshivas continue to excel and provide students with a top-notch dual-curriculum education to prepare students for a competitive world. This funding will go a long way toward educating and protecting our children, and I look forward to continuing to work hard to ensure that our yeshivas get the funding they deserve”