Marvin Schick

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Marvin Schick is a former Hunter College and New School for Social Research political-science and constitutional law professor. He is also known for his work in Jewish education.[1]


Shick was a professor at Hunter College and New School for Social Research, where he taught political-science and constitutional law.[1] He was president of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, for over 30 years,[2] is also currently an educational consultant for the Avi Chai Foundation [3][4] and has been described as an expert on Jewish Day Schools.[5]

Schick founded National Jewish Commission on Law and Public Affairs (COLPA) in 1965, and served as its first president.[6] He served in the second mayoral administration of NYC Mayor John V. Lindsay (1969–1973) (about which he wrote in 2000 "the first time ... and probably the last time" [7]) as liaison to the Jewish community [8] and a Mayoral Spokesman [9] and administrative assistant.[10]

His writings have appeared in The Jewish Press and The Jewish Week.


He was born the day before his twin brother Allen (by 15 minutes [11]) on July 3, 1934.

Their father died before their 4th birthday. Their mother, Rebbetzin Renee Schick, founded the Schick's Bakery in Boro Park in 1941 [12] to support the family.

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