GOP front runner Mr. Donald Trump took time to meet with members of the Jewish community on Thursday April 14th. Mr. Trump joins other presidential candidates, including Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich, in meeting with members of the Jewish community in recent weeks. These meetings are a rejection of the efforts by a list of elected officials to delegitimize the Orthodox Jewish community. As a 501(c)(3) OJPAC does not endorse any candidates, but we do facilitate community meetings. The meeting was opened by one of our co-founders, Yossi Gestetner.
Thursday January 28th, OJPAC was alerted to a 14-minute video produced by Study.com. The content is shockingly offensive to the history and persecution of the Jewish community. However, Study.com removed the content from its website the following day once the offensive nature of the video was brought to their attention via OJPAC on Twitter (@OJPAC).
This video report below is from CBS2NY, February 3, 2016.
OJPAC co-founder Yossi Gestetner spoke today morning on the steps of NYC Hall requesting reporters not to give a platform for people who hide their bigotry behind faux activism. The press conference was hosted by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and NYC Council member Mark Levine.
Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski from Clarkstown, NY uses a Yeshiva building outside his district as a negative backdrop in a media appearance.
OJPAC Co-Founder Aron Spielman addressed a public hearing regarding the "Kiryas Joel Annexation" process, June 11, 2015, in Orange County, New York:
A majority of the 9 Board members of the East Ramapo Central School District in Rockland County, NY, are Orthodox Jewish. They recently won re-election in a landslide, but sitting NY Assembly Member Ellen C. Jaffee used her time on the floor of the New York State Assembly to unfoundedly question the legitimacy of the voters who elected the board. The shocking claim was made during a debate of Ms. Jaffee's bill to impose an un-American "monitor" with veto power over East Ramapo.
The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council (OJPAC) released the following ad in defense of civil liberties that are being threatened by a troubling, un-American bill in the New York State Legislature.