"Federation does not support or endorse any program funded or run by J Street, nor do we endorse or support J Street's mission or policies," [Ira M. Schwartz] wrote. "It is an unfortunate incident and we have already communicated our position and disapproval to the Board of Rabbis.""I don't support J Street but I was interested to hear what they had to say firsthand," he said. "You don't tell the rabbis who they can speak to and who they can't speak to.""Their approach has been so divisive and so critical of Israel and the support hasn't been there at the time when it really needs it," he said. "Whenever we show up to something, it is showing support in some way, and I just wasn't willing to do that."