GOP gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin on Tuesday visited various frum institutions and businesses in Rockland, pledging his support to Yeshivos amidst the current private school impositions from New York State.
Joined on his excursions by Republican Assemblyman and NY-17 candidate Mike Lawler, as well as OJPAC founder Yossi Gestetner, Zeldin began with a meeting at the Community Outreach Center (COC) in Monsey with Monsey yeshiva and school administrators, where Zeldin vowed to block New York State’s substantial equivalency requirements if he is elected governor.
After this, he traveled to New Square where he met with local officials, including the mayor, Mr. Izzy Spitzer, before heading to the Town Square Mall where he casually spoke with shoppers at the Evergreen supermarket.
Zeldin then visited the Munkatcher Cheder on Route 306, where he delivered a speech in defense of Jewish education and the community’s right not to be beholden to state bureaucrats.
Lastly, Zeldin met with a group of the major rabbanim from the Monsey area at a local wedding hall for discussions on combatting the imposition of secular values on the frum community’s education system.