Rockland County Leaders Join NY Governor Kathy Hochul for Pre-Chanukah Reception in Albany

On Monday evening, New York Governor Kathy Hochul extended a warm welcome to prominent leaders of the Jewish community at a pre-Chanukah reception held in Albany. The event, which brought together influential figures from Rockland County and various elected officials, marked a significant gesture of solidarity and celebration ahead of the Chanukah.

Among the distinguished attendees were leaders from Rockland County, including Town of Ramapo Supervisor Michael Specht and Town of Ramapo Chief of Staff Mona Montel. The gathering also saw the presence of Village of New Square Mayor Izzy Spitzer, Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder, Village of Chestnut Ridge Deputy Mayor Chaim Rose, Rabbi Hershel Horowitz from Monsey’s Community Outreach Center, and Monsey Askan Dov Bleich.

The pre-Chanukah reception provided a platform for Governor Hochul and the Jewish community leaders to come together and exchange ideas on a wide range of topics, from community development to cultural preservation. It was an opportunity to reaffirm the commitment to mutual cooperation and understanding between the government and the Jewish community in the state of New York.

Governor Hochul expressed her gratitude to the Jewish community leaders for their contributions to the state and their unwavering dedication to fostering unity and diversity. She highlighted the significance of Chanukah, a holiday that commemorates the miracle of the menorah and the triumph of light over darkness. Hochul emphasized that the values of resilience and hope represented by Chanukah resonated deeply with the broader community, making it a time for all New Yorkers to come together in celebration.

The event concluded with a sense of optimism and unity, setting the stage for a joyous Chanukah celebration in the state of New York.

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