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Advocating for Israel, Congressman Scott Garrett Runs for Re-Election

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Teaneck–This past summer, Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ) shared the immense outrage that he heard from his constituents–Jewish and non-Jewish alike–about Hamas’ war with Israel in Gaza.

“Starting with the kidnapping and killing of the three teenagers, and continuing with the unconscionable conduct that came...

Fighting to the Finish in the Fifth

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The race in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District has surprisingly become one of the more closely watched races in the nation. No one thought that this district would be as competitive as it has–that is, no one except Roy Cho.

A 33-year-old first time candidate, Roy Cho, a Hackensack resident and a Manhattan attorney, has closed the gap with incumbent Republican Congressman Scott Garrett and has been winning over people throughout the district and across the state.

At a recent event of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee’s Jewish Caucus in Teaneck, Cho spent several hours shaking hands and engaging in conversation with the Jewish Democrats who were eager to speak with...

Jim Tedesco Runs for County Executive

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Jim Tedesco has been busy this past year, serving on the Freeholder Board and as a candidate for Bergen County Executive. The last time he got a full night of sleep: “February,” he said in a phone interview. But with just a few days to go until the November 4th election, Tedesco shows no signs of slowing down. “It’s time for the final push,” he said.

Tedesco began his political career as a Paramus councilman and later served as the mayor of the town from 2003 to 2010. It was during that time that he worked closely with leaders in the Jewish community to improve the educational services of students in the area. At Yavneh Academy, he helped to bring the D.A.R.E program to the...

Burgs of Bergenfield Host Tedesco

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This past Sunday night at the Bergenfield home of Rabbi Steven and Rachel Burg, the Jewish community had an opportunity to meet with Democratic candidate for Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. To an audience that included Rabbi Benjamin Kelsen, Councilwoman Ora Kornbluth and Shimmy Stein, Mr. Tedesco discussed his background as mayor of Paramus and as a county freeholder. A retired manager from PSE&G, with 35-plus years in the utility industry holding various positions, Mr. Tedesco raised his family in Paramus and has a long history in public service, having also served as a Paramus Firefighter for 37 years. Long term Teaneck resident and Congregation Beth Abraham member Sam Levy...

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