Marvin Schick

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Introduction Marvin Schick is President of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, a voluntary position he has held for 34 years. He is senior advisor to the Avi Chai Foundation and publisher of the Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society. He was the founder and first president of the National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs - COLPA, which was established in 1965 to combat employment and other forms of discrimination against religious minorities. His writings have appeared in numerous publications, and he has served as a columnist for the Jewish Press, the Long Island Jewish World and the New York Jewish Week. He is the author of Learned Hand's Court and of two comprehensive censuses of Jewish day schools and yeshivas. He has a PhD in political science from New York University, and is a retired professor who served on the faculty of a number of universities, including Hunter College and The New School.