The Legislative Gazette's Alli Sofer covered the 10-year anniversary of Reform Jewish Voice, which marked the occasion during a lobby day for progressive causes at the capitol:
Sen. Liz Kruger, D-Manhattan, spoke to the group about her own Jewish identity in the Legislature.
"I'm a proud reform Jew myself and only a couple times up here in this town have people challenged whether I was a Jew based on their identification of Jews," Krueger said. "That never happens to me when I'm at home in New York City, but it was fascinating when we were fighting for same-sex marriage and I had a few Rabbis tell me that I wasn't Jewish. And I was like, 'well, since my rabbi will do weddings once we get them passed I don't think you actually get to tell me what Judaism's law is when it comes to the right of people to get married.'"