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News Briefs, Sept. 4

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News Briefs, Sept. 4

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Vin Gopal that will provide in-state tuition for veterans attending vocational schools in New Jersey regardless of their state of residence, has been signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

“Our veterans have made incredible sacrifices and put their lives on the line for our country, but they are all too often unable to find work after leaving the military,” said Gopal (D-Monmouth).

“With this law, we will give our faithful service members a leg up on getting the education they need to transition back into civilian life and build a successful career,” he added.

S-3789, now law, allows veterans who are entitled to educational assistance under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to be able to qualify for in-state tuition for vocational schools, according to a press release.

The law also extends the coverage of the New Jersey Tuition Equality for America’s Military Act to include vocational schools and work assistance programs. Educational assistance funds will be able to be used to cover the expenses of books, course fees and other program materials, according to the press release.

 

The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County, 310 Mount’s Corner Drive, Freehold Township, will present “Jews’ Clues: How One Book, Two Authors, and a Few Good Clues Can Jumpstart Your Jewish Genealogy Quest” on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. Admission is $8 for museum members and $10 for non-members.

Caryn Alter and Steve Cohen, authors of “What’s in a Name? A Young Person’s Jewish Genealogy Workbook,” will explore genealogical clues and guests will discover how a little digging may help them unearth potentially valuable hints about their heritage.

Their book for young people and adults will be available for purchase and signing.

For more information or to make a paid reservation (non-refundable), call 732-252-6990 or visit www.jhmomc.org. Maximum capacity is 100 and paid reservations are recommended.

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