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Making Sense of the Census

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Stephen Wise Free Synagogue

30 West 68th Street

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Join us for a once-in-a-decade opportunity as we learn about the census from NYC Census 2020, and how the count affects us all.

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How much money will our schools get? Which social services will continue to benefit New Yorkers?

That all depends — on how well represented our state is in the federal government. Join us for a once-in-a-decade opportunity as we learn about the census from NYC Census 2020, and how the count affects us all. Afterwards we’ll pick up our phones and call other New Yorkers to urge them to complete their U.S. Census forms.

Did you know that the Census is mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2 and that the U.S. has counted its population every 10 years since 1790?

After the Census is concluded, the number of representatives for the House are apportioned and the more people counted in the Census, the more funds for our schools, infrastructure, emergency responders, social services, etc. Since the Census happens only once every ten year, its incumbent that every New Yorker participates.

Participating in the Census is also a Jewish value. Twice in the Torah (Exodus 30:11-16 and Numbers 1:1-4:20), the Israelites are commanded to take a census, and twice they do so.

For questions, please contact Steven Morris at smorris@swfs.org or (212) 877-4050, ext. 263.

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