Wednesday, June 11, 2014

East Ramapo Formula Change Petition

As a result of our unique public/nonpublic student ratio, the State aid formula is not equitable for East Ramapo.

The formula is faulty in that it does not take into account East Ramapo's 23,000 nonpublic school students for whom the District must provide numerous mandated services, such as transportation, textbooks, computer hardware and software, special education services, etc.

We are appealing to our legislators and Governor to enact legislation to change the formula to include our nonpublic school students in our student count so that East Ramapo gets its fair share of State aid.

Please help us in this effort by signing the petition which is located in the website below. Please forward the website to others as we want to get as many signatures as possible. I appreciate your support.

Website: East Ramapo Formula Change Petition


Joel M. Klein
Superintendent of Schools
East Ramapo Central School District

First JLI Paradigm Shift Class This Sunday

Due to popular demand, the two-class JLI Paradigm Shift course will take place at Tzemach Tzedek on this Sunday, 17 Sivan, June 15, at 8:00 PM and on the following Sunday, 24 Sivan, June 22, at 8:00 PM.

There will be no cost for the classes. The course workbook will be sold at the classes for $6.

The two classes are open to men and will be taught by the co-author of the course, Rabbi Naftali Silberberg, a renowned teacher and lecturer and co-director of JLI’s Curriculum Department.

Paradigm Shift, which was developed with the input of over 40 prominent Shluchim, Mashpiim, and secretaries of the Rebbe, presents the Rebbe’s Torah and revolutionary outlook allowing students to gain a comprehensive grasp of the Rebbe’s unique and refreshing position and approach to Torah, Yidishkeit and life in general.

In order for us to prepare properly, please RSVP to in advance.

Seeking Hebrew School Teachers

Seeking Hebrew school teachers for the upcoming 2014-2015 year. 

Hours are 10:00 AM to 12:45 PM on Sundays only.

Must have at least one year of teaching experience and references. Good pay. Half hour drive from the Monsey area.

Serious inquiries only, female teachers preferred. 

Please contact 973-493-7842 or