Cordish rides his Trump ties to the White House

This is the fourth article in an occasional series about Jews who work in the Trump administration. If Donald Trump had not sued Reed Cordish’s father, the younger Cordish might not be working in the White House today. Cordish, 42, is helping Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, put together the Office of American Innovation, which aims… Read More

Annapolis Advocacy Day amplifies Jewish voices

ANNAPOLIS — Jonathan Allen and Ari Schneider normally plan their own lobbying trips to Capitol Hill.  But on Tuesday night, the pair of University of Maryland, College Park, sophomores decided to shake things up and head to Annapolis. Allen, 19, and Schenider, 20, the president of and vice president, respectively, of Terps for Israel, joined… Read More

Disability advocates worried about healthcare repeal

  At the recent Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, one question on the minds of elected officials and the 180 advocates they met with was this: How will the disabled population continue to receive adequate services if the Affordable Care Act is scrapped as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have promised?… Read More

Public funds for private schools get JCRC nod

A local Jewish advocacy organization has softened its long-held position against public funds for private schools. Last month, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington came out in support of Maryland’s BOOST program, which gives scholarship money to private schools to make education more affordable for low-income families. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) introduced the… Read More