The room was full of people to help celebrate the 3rd Annual Jewish American Heritage Month Celebration at Bronx House with State Senator Jeff Klein and Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj. One person however was missing, and that was Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj who was still up in Albany as the State Assembly members are still finalizing a few items in the state budget. Since President Trump has made changes to what was called Obamacare, now known as Trumpcare the legislators have to redo what they think the changes will do to the state budget.
With State Senator and IDC Chair Jeff Klein in the Bronx House the Annual Jewish Heritage Celebration went on. The three Honorees this year were, Kay Cardona of the Pelham Parkway Neighborhood Association, Marcy Gross of Bronx Community Board #11, and Paul Klein, President of Temple Beth El of City Island. Photos of the event are below.
Above - Senator Klein opens the event by telling those present that Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj is still up in Albany as the State Assembly is still going over some items in the state budget.
Below - You can see the crowded room.
Above - Senator Klein announces that students from PS 105 will be reading Jewish Heritage poems.
Below - One by one each child from PS 105 read a different Jewish Heritage poem.
Above - Senator Klein with the three honorees, Ms. Kay Cardona, Mr. Paul Klein, and Ms. Marcy Gross.
Below - Senator Klein is with Mr. David Edelstein of the BJCc, and Rabbi Shmuel Zuckerman.