September 20, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) issued the following statement in recognition of the start of Rosh Hashanah:

“Tonight marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  It is a time to come together with family and friends to reflect on the past year and to celebrate the upcoming one.  As we reflect on the past year, we contemplate the many hardships our community and our country have faced, and how we have worked together to overcome them,” said Rep. Espaillat.  “We explore the mistakes we have made and ask forgiveness from those we have wronged.  We look forward, to learn from the past year in order to better ourselves and our community in the coming year.

“Though not all Americans celebrate Rosh Hashanah, we can each take this time to reflect and evaluate the past year and consider how we may improve ourselves in the year to come.  This is a time to build our community, to come together, and embrace those we love.  We celebrate the lives we are fortunate enough to live. 

“As we mark the start of Rosh Hashanah, I extend a warm and sincere shanah tovah u’metukah to the Jewish community throughout New York’s 13th Congressional District.  May your New Year be full of health and happiness, and may we all enjoy a sweet year to come.”

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First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his first term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves in a leadership role as CHC Freshman Representative to the Democratic Caucus. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.  Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at

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