JOSH CAPLAN, a long-time resident of Edison, has joined the Orthodox Union’s Teach NJS as the New Jersey director. With a background in Jewish education administration, advocacy, and media, Josh brings all his experience to bear in his new role.
Teach NJS is focused on increasing state funding for nonpublic schools through community outreach and advocacy in Trenton. Josh joins a team of lobbyists, lay leaders, partner schools, and other activists who are working to increase security funding, nursing aid, and technology grants for nonpublic schools, including Jewish day schools and yeshivas.
Josh has been involved in political advocacy throughout his career, most recently as the director of development and community outreach for Manhattan Day School, where he was responsible for the school’s political outreach and advocacy.
Josh received his bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University and holds an advanced certificate in Jewish philanthropy from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.
Caplan recently joined the New Jersey Nonpublic School Advisory Committee, a division of the New Jersey Department of Education.