Frum Rabbi Elected In New Jersey’s 30th Legislative District Will Represent Lakewood In the General Assembly

Agudath Israel of America extends its heartfelt congratulations to Rabbi Avi Schnall on his hard-fought victory in the race to represent New Jersey’s 30th Legislative District in the General Assembly.

As Director of Agudath Israel’s New Jersey office for nearly a decade, Rabbi Schnall served as the respected voice of the Orthodox community in Trenton and across the state. Avi quickly earned a reputation as someone who knows how to accomplish and demonstrated his ability to build consensus by working with politicians on both sides of the aisle. These skills will serve him well in his new role as an Assemblyman.

“Whether it was protecting religious rights, successfully fighting for equitable services and funding for nonpublic students, or simply providing guidance to the thousands of individuals and institutions that reached out for Agudah’s assistance, Avi Schnall delivered for his community,” said Rabbi A.D. Motzen, Agudath Israel of America’s national director of government affairs. “It is therefore no surprise that Avi was able to galvanize the Lakewood community and with the encouragement of rabbis, lay leaders, and many supporters, pull off an upset victory.”

“The unprecedented high voter turnout and unity displayed by the community demonstrates the increasing voice of the Orthodox Jewish community in elections and Avi’s ability to bring people together for a common cause,” said Rabbi Shlomo Schorr, legislative director for Agudath Israel’s New Jersey’s office. “I look forward to working with Assemblyman-elect Schnall in his new role.”

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