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MK Lipman Visits JEC

MK Lipman with Rabbi Teitz at JEC display, created by Adina Abramov, saluting alumni who have served in the IDF

MK Lipman with Rabbi Teitz at JEC display,
created by Adina Abramov, saluting alumni
who have served in the IDF

The Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth was excited to host visiting Israeli Knesset Member Rabbi Dov Lipman at both the Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy and Bruriah High School campuses on November 13.

Lipman, a Maryland native, is the first U.S.-born Knesset member in over 30 years. He is a member of Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid (There Is a Future) party and sits in the #17 position on that list.

He was unexpectedly catapulted into the political limelight one-and-a-half years ago when Yesh Atid garnered far more seats than originally predicted, and is one of the key players in efforts to bridge the gaps between ultra-Orthodox and secular Israelis, primarily regarding heated issues such as conversion and IDF service for yeshiva students.

Rabbi Lipman’s wife is an Elizabeth, NJ native and Bruriah graduate. His in-laws still reside in Elizabeth.

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