Congressman Ted Lieu Brings Together Agudath Israel Trustees and Democratic Members
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu hosted a meeting between Democratic members and the Board of Trustees of Agudath Israel of America. Issues discussed were preserving social services, combatting global Anti-Semitism, support for Israel, Iran sanctions, and increased funding for education.
“Agudath Israel is a leader in the Jewish community and very active in my district, so I was honored to be able to bring their leadership together with Members of Congress to make sure their voices were heard and their leadership got to know some of the new Members,” said Congressman Lieu.
Freshman Congressmen Lieu and Brendan Boyle (D-PA) addressed the trustees, as well as Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL), Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA).
Founded in 1922, Agudath Israel serves as an advocacy organization for the Orthodox Jewish community ensuring access to services and advocating for religious freedom.
Photos of the event can be found on Congressman Lieu’s Flickr Page.