New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal Visits Upper School
We were honored to welcome New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to GOA today who met with our Upper School students and faculty to discuss his work as the chief law enforcement officer for the state and the work he is doing to protect the individual rights of all NJ residents. He also addressed the horrific tragedy aimed at the Jewish community of Jersey City last week. In advance of the program, our students were given the opportunity to submit questions to be asked during the program. Special thanks to Social Studies faculty member Mr. Rick Ober and seniors Eva Hale and Ben Hirsh who organized and led the Q&A section of the program.
Attorney General Grewal spent a great deal of time answering the questions that were posed to him about the actions his office has taken to combat antisemitism, safety and security in our communities and the tools law enforcement has to monitor social media. Most importantly, he told those in attendance that teaching and modeling kindness to young people is the most effective way to combat hate.
We also appreciate that Attorney General Grewal was joined by Drew Campi, Deputy Director of the NJ Office of Homeland Security; Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Noble, Deputy Superintendent of Operations for the NJ State Police; and Rachel Wainer Apter, Director of the NJ Division on Civil Rights at the NJ AGs Office.