Rabbi Michael Mishkin of Temple Beth Israel in Port Washington Delivers NY State Senate Invocation

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, New York State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) held a celebration of Israel's Independence Day (Yom Ha'atzmaut) in the New York State Capitol to honor the special relationship between Israel and New York State, and celebrate the 74th Anniversary of the founding of the modern State of Israel in the ancestral home of the Jewish people. Ambassador Asaf Zamir, Consul General of Israel in New York participated in the festivities along with representatives from AJC Global, AJC Long Island, AJC Westchester, and AJC New York, along with members of the community who made the trip to Albany for the special event.

At the opening of the Senate Session, where Senator Kaplan passed a resolution honoring Israel's Independence Day and reaffirming the bonds of friendship and cooperation between New York and Israel, Rabbi Michael Mishkin of Temple Beth Israel of Port Washington, New York delivered an invocation to the members of the Senate and the special guests who had gathered for the celebration of Yom Ha'atzmaut. Rabbi Mishkin was invited to deliver the invocation by Senator Kaplan.