September 10, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) issued the following statement in recognition of the upcoming Jewish New Year - Rosh Hashanah:

“Tonight marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is a time to join together with family and friends, to reflect on the past year and to make positive resolutions for the coming one.  As the community looks back, we recall the many hardships and challenges we and our country have faced, and how, at our best, we have worked together to overcome them,” said Rep. Espaillat. “We remember the errors we have committed and ask forgiveness from those we have wronged.  As we mull over the past, we consider how we can do things better in the future.  This is a time, and the time is right, to build up our community, unite, and embrace those we love and reconcile with those with whom we have differences.  It is a time to celebrate the lives we are fortunate enough to live and to be grateful for the blessings that we have received.

“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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