On Thursday, March 26, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will host a discussion and question and answer session on his recent visit to Israel.
The event will take place at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5626 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, NY, at 6:30 p.m. It is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York City and the Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council.
In January, Borough President Diaz visited Israel with a delegation of Latino leaders, sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York City. Later that month, Borough President Diaz hosted a dialogue with the President of the State of Israel, H.E. Mr. Reuven Rivlin, at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Both events were designed to help foster greater relations between the Latino and Jewish communities of New York City and beyond.
“The relationship between the people of The Bronx and Israel remains as strong and vibrant today as it has ever been. I look forward to discussing my recent visit to Israel with my constituents, as well as our efforts to strengthen relationships between the Latino and Jewish communities both at home and abroad,” said Borough President Diaz. “The Bronx has come back a long way from two to three decades ago. Our employment is up, our crime is down, and our housing is headed in the right direction. We want to share those successes with Israel, while also learning more about their accomplishments and how we can use those examples to improve our own community.”
“Joining members of the City Council Delegation and the Jewish Community Relations Council on their mission to Israel was a beautiful experience. We were able to meet with a varied spectrum of people within the Israeli society and learn about their culture, business and education. Like Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., I saw an opportunity to strengthen my constituency’s relationship with Israel and I believe that goal was achieved during my visit,” said Council Member Andrew Cohen, who recently completed his own visit to Israel.
“I was delighted to accompany Bronx Borough President Diaz on the Latino Leadership Mission he recently led to Israel and I am looking forward to joining him once again at this important event. The bond between New York and Israel is unbreakable and it is influential leaders like Borough President Diaz who ensure that this link will only continue to grow stronger,” said Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice President & CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York City.