2015-11-25 / Columns

New Jersey Assembly takes up resolutions condemning BDS



The New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations and others recently testified before The New Jersey Assembly Local and State Government Committee in support of SJR81/AJR122, resolutions condemning boycotts of Israel and the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) effort. Preparing to testify were (from left), Rabbi Avi Schnall, NJ director, Agudath Israel; Jacob Toporek, executive director, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations; Melanie Roth Gorelick, director, Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest; Mark Levenson, president, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations; Jason Shames, CEO, Jewish Federation of Northern NJ; and Rabbi Avi Richler, director of Chabad of Gloucester County and legislative director, Rabbinical College of America and its Chabad affiliates. The New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations and others recently testified before The New Jersey Assembly Local and State Government Committee in support of SJR81/AJR122, resolutions condemning boycotts of Israel and the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) effort. Preparing to testify were (from left), Rabbi Avi Schnall, NJ director, Agudath Israel; Jacob Toporek, executive director, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations; Melanie Roth Gorelick, director, Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest; Mark Levenson, president, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations; Jason Shames, CEO, Jewish Federation of Northern NJ; and Rabbi Avi Richler, director of Chabad of Gloucester County and legislative director, Rabbinical College of America and its Chabad affiliates.

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