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Federation holds advocacy day

Jason Shames, Jewish Federation CEO, joins Bergen County Freeholder Tracey Zur at the legislative advocacy meeting. (Courtesy JFNNJ)
Jason Shames, Jewish Federation CEO, joins Bergen County Freeholder Tracey Zur at the legislative advocacy meeting. (Courtesy JFNNJ)

The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey recently held the first of a series of legislative advocacy days at the Bergen County administration building in Hackensack. Members of JFNNJ’s Jewish Community Relations Committee met with Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III and members of the Bergen County Freeholders, the Bergen County sheriff’s department, the county prosecutor’s office, the county clerk, and other officials. They discussed ways to promote trade between Israel and New Jersey, awareness of the recent rise of anti-Semitic vandalism, strategies to curb the opioid crisis, and how to work together to increase voter turnout.

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