We brought the contested race for congress in ny-12 to the Jewish community! More than 3,000 signed up to join the forum.
Our NY-12 Candidates Forum was held last night in person at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center and live streamed. The three leading candidates, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), and Suraj Patel, engaged with co-moderators Jodi Rudoren and Matt Nosanchuk and each other for 75 minutes. The conversation was spirited, substantive, and, at times, contentious. You can read about the event in the JTA/NY Jewish Week’s article here and in the Forward.
Topics discussed last night included those of particular interest to the New York Jewish community, such as AIPAC’s role in the midterm elections, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement), rising antisemitism, and the U.S.-Israel relationship; in addition, each candidate discussed their respective records and why they think they are best positioned to represent the newly created 12th congressional district, how they differ from their opponents, what they most love about New York City, letter grades for President Biden and Mayor Eric Adams, and their favorite bagel order.
NYJA co-sponsored the event with the Forward, the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, and the Lincoln Square Synagogue.