As Israel celebrated its 65th anniversary yesterday, Jewish leaders toured Florida’s Capitol

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Leaders and advocates for Jewish education in Florida met Tuesday with state legislators, making the case for expanded school choice and funding opportunities for the secular education needs of students who attend Jewish schools.

This visit coincided with the 65th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel, which was recognized on the Senate Floor and adopted as a Resolution by Senators Eleanor Sobel and Joe Abruzzo.

The Jewish Leadership Coalition for School Choice is comprised of South Florida rabbis and works closely with the American Federation for Children, a national advocacy organization promoting school choice, school vouchers and scholarship tax credit programs.

These organizations together support programs such as Step Up for Students and the McKay Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, which both provide significant funds that go toward affordable private education.  

The group of rabbis was led through the Capitol by Rabbi Schneur Oirechman, of Chabad of Tallahassee, who coordinated events throughout the day, including a catered Kosher lunch and reception, meetings with individual legislators, and a surprise mezuzah for Rep. Jim Waldman’s office.