The Garin Torani, or Torah Core outreach groups will not endorse any particular candidate for mayor. The organization has close to 500 families who move into underprivileged neighborhoods to help with outreach work and Jewish cultural activities. The forthcoming election for the mayor of the city of Lod has generated much debate amongst residents. However the official heads of the Garin Torani groups released a statement to Arutz Sheva news stating, "Garin Torani management does not publicly endorse any of the candidates. The management congratulates all candidates for mayor and wishes them all success."