New York City, NY – On Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 New York City Council Speaker, Hon. Adrienne E. Adams gave the keynote address at the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York’s (JCRC-NY) Annual Meeting. The JCRC-NY Annual Meeting is a forum for the organization’s Board of Directors and the representatives of its 50+ member organizations to cast their votes for the new Board of Directors for the upcoming year. Over the past year, JCRC-NY has hosted addresses to the Jewish community by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams.

Speaker Adams’ first public address to the New York Jewish Community is a welcome opportunity to speak with our leadership on a wide array of issues and concerns, including the rise in antisemitic incidents and gun violence in our communities.

Speaker Adams declared that “Antisemitic violence is the most prevalent form of hate in our city.”

“It is reprehensible, vile, and must come to an end because an attack on our Jewish community is an attack on all of us.” the Speaker continued. “It is only with your partnership and support that we can build the city that we know is within our grasp, one that is equitable, strong, and free from violence.”

“We deeply appreciate Speaker Adams’ support for the Jewish community and pledge to work with her to improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers,” said Gideon Taylor, JCRC-NY Executive Vice President and CEO.

“We are honored that Speaker Adams chose JCRC-NY to make her first address to the Jewish community,” said Cheryl Fishbein, JCRC-NY President. “JCRC-NY will continue to partner with Speaker Adams to effectively convey the concerns of our diverse Jewish community to the government of New York City.”

Click the link below to view Speaker Adams’ address:


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