Rep. Josh Gottheimer visits Schechter students
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Rep. Josh Gottheimer visits Schechter students

Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5), third from left, is at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County in New Milford with its head of school, Steve Freeman; Ricky Stamler-Goldberg, its director of education and Judaic studies; and Rabbi Efrem Reis, the school’s rabbi.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5), third from left, is at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County in New Milford with its head of school, Steve Freeman; Ricky Stamler-Goldberg, its director of education and Judaic studies; and Rabbi Efrem Reis, the school’s rabbi.

U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ 5) visited the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County in New Milford, joining the school’s Yom Makhloket L’shem Shamayim (A Day for Constructive Conflict) program. Joined by the school rabbi, Efrem Reis, Mr. Gottheimer spoke to the fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade classes about his work as co-chair of the Problem Solvers Caucus, working across the aisle to find common ground, and his bipartisan work to support the U.S.-Israel relationship. Mr. Gottheimer also answered questions from students and teachers.

“It’s important to talk to students and Americans of all ages about how to work constructively with those you may disagree with, and how to work across party lines to find common ground,” Mr. Gottheimer said. “That’s the kind of work we do, week in and week out, with the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, and how we bring both sides together to stand up for the historic U.S.-Israel relationship. It was great to be able to visit Solomon Schechter Day School to speak with students and educators about bridging divides, and about how we can work together to make progress and move our communities forward.”

“We were thrilled to welcome Representative Gottheimer to our school today in recognition of 9 Adar, a day of learning how to engage in constructive conflict,” Mr. Freeman said. “He spoke beautifully to our fifth through eighth-grade students about how people can come together and solve problems when they listen to each other and find common ground — an integral lesson for our students to carry into the future.”

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