Government News

UJA/WJC Annual Government Relations Legislative Breakfast

Karen Everett, Chair, UJA Westchester Government Relations Committee, Board Member, Westchester Jewish Council (WJC) and Chair, Interfaith/Intergroup Committee, welcomed the public to the Annual Government Relations Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 21st at Temple Israel Center, White Plains, noting that NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins advocated adding $2.6 million dollars to Holocaust survivors living in poverty. 

A Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month, 2023

This month, we celebrate the enduring heritage of Jewish Americans, whose values, culture, and contributions have shaped our character as a Nation.  For generations, the story of the Jewish people — one of resilience, faith, and hope in the face of adversity, prejudice and persecution — has been woven into the fabric of our Nation’s story. 

AJC Westchester Briefs State Lawmakers on Antisemitism

American Jewish Committee Westchester/Fairfield staff and lay leaders traveled to Albany last month to brief lawmakers on AJC’s landmark State of Antisemitism in America report, which found American Jews overwhelmingly believe antisemitism is a problem that is worsening, and more Jews feel less secure about their status in the U.S.