On Thursday, April 19, 2018, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. in conjunction with The Hebrew Institute of Riverdale -“The Bayit,” hosted the borough’s annual celebration to commemorate the independence of Israel.
The event, which marks the 70th anniversary of the independence of Israel, included a barbecue dinner, inflatable rides, puppet show, entertainment, music and much more.
Above - Rabbi Steven Exlier of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale receives a proclamation from Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden.
Below - Rabbi Exlier poses with local elected officials Councilman Andrew Cohen Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Deputy Bronx BP Scott-McFadden, State Senator Jeff Klein, and Richard Federman representing Congressman Eliot Engel.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. had four events to attend in a span of three hours in Manhattan and the Bronx. The Deputy BP will occasionally stand in for the BP when more than one event is held at the same time or when the BP is ill.