We join the elected officials in our NYJA Leaders Network, including federal, state, and local officials, who are unanimous in calling upon Governor Cuomo to resign from office immediately.
On February 18, 2021, the New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) hosted a mayoral candidates forum, featuring ten front-runners in the 2021 NYC mayors race.
Press Release: 120 Interfaith Religious Leaders Across NY Call on Gov to Ensure Vaccine Access in Prisons
Yesterday afternoon, a group of over 120 Christian, Muslim, and Jewish faith leaders from across New York State sent a letter to Governor Cuomo, urging him to ensure that New York State include incarcerated people in the current phase (Phase 1B) of the vaccine rollout, along with all other New Yorkers who live in high-risk congregate settings.
NYJA supports a statewide interfaith effort to urge Gov. Cuomo to provide COVID-19 vaccines to people incarcerated in state prisons. In this letter, 120+ faith leaders have spoken out in the name of the universal moral principle of human dignity to insist that the Governor take action immediately.
Along with other New York Jewish leaders, NYJA President Matt Nosanchuk was asked by The Jewish Week to share his reaction to the inauguration of President Biden and Vice President Harris today.
The New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA) is deeply troubled that five Supreme Court justices decided to invalidate New York’s ‘red zone’ COVID-19 restrictions on the eve of Thanksgiving, just as tens of millions of Americans have drastically curtailed plans for the holiday to protect themselves and their loved ones from this deadly virus.
The New York Jewish Agenda organized over 450 rabbis to join a statement supporting the data-driven, life-saving public health measures implemented by Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. This statement, along with our press conference on Friday, received substantial press attention, and succeeded in shifting the media narrative about the Jewish community’s position on this issue.
Journalist Jacob Kornbluh, New York Jewish Agenda (NYJA), and a group of Orthodox rabbis today called for communities across New York City to comply with public health measures to contain Covid-19 in New York’s hotspots.
The group called for justice for Jacob Kornbluh and other victims of recent violent incidents. Participants also spoke about the need for data-driven, geographically-based public health efforts to contain Covid-19 in New York hotspots and for compliance in all communities, including NYC’s Orthodox Jewish communities.
450+ Rabbis Support Governor Cuomo’s and Mayor De Blasio’s Efforts to Contain COVID-19 in New York “Hotspots”
We are rabbis and other Jewish religious leaders representing every movement of Judaism, who stand in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio for using data-driven, geographically-based efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. We condemn the lack of compliance with public health directives and recent violent reactions from some individuals within the Orthodox Jewish community to enforcement of those mandates.
We applaud the Mayor and the Governor for taking decisive steps to confront and contain these COVID-19 ‘hotspots’ — some of which do indeed include a number of specific Orthodox Jewish communities — based on science and geographic data, and for discussing the issue with neutral and contextualizing language.