Teach NJS, a nonpartisan organization advocating government funding for nonpublic schools, held a meet-and-greet session for state legislators, students, and parents of Hillel Yeshiva in Ocean Township last week.

Teach NJS, part of the Orthodox Union and the larger Teach Advocacy Network, advocates for government funding in private religious and secular schools. This includes helping parents with tuition assistance.

“We will be working very hard to make sure schools are secure and safe,” state Senator Vin Gopal said after a tour of the school, during which he and his colleagues sat in on a Holocaust study class and heard from students and parents about tuition issues.

In 2018, Teach NJS helped increase funding to nonpublic schools in New Jersey by 18 percent, representating almost $40 million in funding across the state. Teach NJS efforts are supported by day schools, federations, synagogues, volunteers, local communities, and the Orthodox Union.

For more information, go to teachadvocacy.org.