December 29, 2019
Albany, NY

Joint Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo & Over 130 Faith Leaders from Across the State Condemning Anti-semitism in Wake of Attack in Rockland County

TOP Joint Statement from Governor Andrew M. Cuomo ...

Mass Stabbing in Monsey is Latest in Disturbing Rash of Anti-Semitic Attacks During Hanukkah Holiday

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a joint statement with over 130 faith leaders from across the state condemning anti-Semitism in wake of attack that took place during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey last night. Last night's mass stabbing is the latest in a disturbing rash of anti-Semitic attacks throughout the state during the Hanukkah holiday. 

 

"Anti-Semitism, bigotry and hate of any kind are repugnant to our values and will not be tolerated in our state. We condemn this attack and all attacks against members of the Jewish community in New York — an attack against one of us is an attack against all of us. Together we will continue fighting hate and intolerance with love and inclusion."

 

The list of faith leaders and groups who are supporting the Governor's statement includes: 

 

  • Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York
  • Rev. Al Sharpton 
  • Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
  • Rev. Dr.  Floyd & Elaine Flake, Greater Allen AME
  • Evan Bernstein, ADL NY-NJ Regional Director
  • Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Diocese of Broolyn
  • Rev. Dr. A.R. Bernard, Christian Cultural Center 
  • Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, New York Board of Rabbis
  • Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, Abyssinian Baptist Church
  • Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Grace Baptist Church in Mt Vernon, NY
  • Mayor Izzy Spitzer, Village of New Square
  • Rabbi Michael Miller, Jewish Community Relations Council 
  • Rabbi Chaim Steinmetz, Congregation KJ 
  • Steve Gold, Co-President, Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland County
  • David Kirschtel, CEO, Jewish Community Center Rockland County 
  • Allen Fagin, Executive Vice President, Orthodox Union 
  • The Right Reverend Andrew ML Dietsche, Episcopal Bishop of New York
  • Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Agudath Israel of America 
  • Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, CBST
  • Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster, Truah 
  • Rabbi Hersh Horowitz, Monsey Community Outreach Center
  • Michael Schmidt, American Jewish Committee AJC NY
  • Eric Goldstein, CEO, UJA 
  • Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Park East Synagogue
  • Rabbi Elchanan Poupko, EITAN-The American-Israel Network
  • MPAC-NY, Mobilizing Preachers & Communities 
  • Rev. James Duckett, Fort Mott Baptist Church 
  • Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green, Mt. Neboh Baptist Church
  • Bishop Orlando Findlayter, New Hope Christian Fellowship
  • Rev. Al Cockfield, God's Battalion of Prayer Church
  • Rev. Gil Monrose, Mt. Zion Church of God 7th Day & President of 67th Precinct Clergy Council
  • Rev. Steve Lopez, Associate Pastor, Calvary Center Church 
  • Rev. Fred Davie, Executive Vice President of Union Theological Seminary
  • Rev. Dr. Renee Washington Gardner, Memorial Baptist Church 
  • Pastor Wayne Francis, Lead Pastor, Authentic Church
  • Rev. Greg Merriweather, Calvary Baptist Church in Haverstraw
  • Omar Siddiqi, Leader of Community/Religious Affairs, Osmanli Dergah 
  • Rev. Roderick Pearson, St. Mark Remnant Ministries, Inc. 
  • Rabbi Howard Beuchler, Dix Hills Jewish Center 
  • Dr. Isma Chaudry, Islamic Center of Long Island 
  • Imam Abdul-Rahman Yaki, Islamic Center of the Capital District
  • Bishop Max Jones, Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ Syracuse
  • Pastor Ernest Flagler-Mitchell, Rochester 
  • Pastor Kinzer M. Pointer, Agape Fellowship Baptist Church and Convener of the Concerned Clergy Coalition of Western New York
  • Rev. Dr. Phil Craig, Greater Springfield Community Church 
  • Rabbi Shlomo Nisanov, Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavit Achim
  • Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Executive Vice President, Rabbinical Alliance of America, and President of the Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations
  • Scott Maurer, CEO and Executive Vice President of the Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations​
  • Imam Tahir Kukiqi, Vice President of the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center 
  • Phyllis Walker, Homeless Outreach Specialist, Brooklyn Tabernacle Church
  • Rabbi Dr. Keith Elijah Thompson, Bronx Miracle Gospel Tabernacle
  • Rabbi Aaron Slonim, Chabad at Binghamton
  • Bishop Darius Pridgen, True Bethel Baptist Church
  • Rabbi Chaim Schwartz, Executive Vice President, Vaad Harabonim of Queens 
  • Rabbi Deborah K. Bravo, MakomNY Founder and Treasurer of the NY Board of Rabbis 
  • Rev. Patrick Young, First Baptist Church of Corona 
  • Rabbi Joshua Stanton, East End Temple
  • Hussein Rababah, PACE Director, NY Muslim American Society (MAS)
  • Rev. Jim Bostic, New Union Church of New Rochelle, Youth Pastor
  • Rev. Patrick O'Connor, First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica
  • Bishop T. Anthony Bronner, Elim Christian Fellowship
  • Bishop Angel Gauthier, Prince of Peace Christian Church
  • Rev. Mike Servello, Compassion Coalition Utica
  • Dr. Vasundhara Kalasapudi, Executive Director, India Home
  • Rabbi Scott Weiner, Senior Rabbi Temple Israel of New Rochelle
  • Rabbi Beth Nichols, Temple Israel of New Rochelle
  • Eliot Forcheimer, CEO, Westchester Jewish Council 
  • Lisa Roberts, President, Westchester Jewish Council 
  • Rabbi Mendy Hurwitz, Chabad of Yonkers
  • Rev. James Galasinski, Unitarian Universalist Church, Canton NY
  • Rabbi Andrew Pepperstone, Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas 
  • Rabbi Daniel Fellman, Temple Concord Syracuse
  • Rabbi Daniel Jezer, emeritus at Congregation Beth Solom-Chevra Shas
  • Rabbi Peter Schaktman, Temple Emanu-El in Utica 
  • Rabbi Eli Goodman, Chabad of the Beaches
  • Rabbi Anchelle Perl, Chabad of Mineola
  • Rev. Demetrius Carolina, Central Family Life Center
  • Rev. Sedgwick Easley, Union Baptist Church of Hempstead
  • Rev. Dr.  Adolphus Lacey, Bethany Baptist Church 
  • Rev. Shaun Lee, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church 
  • Rabbi Mike Moskowitz, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
  • Rev. Bruce Grodner, National Exec Director, American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC)
  • Dr. Lionel Rouse, Co-Chairman, American Clergy Leadership Conference (ACLC) 
  • Babu Kudaravalli, President Telugu Literary and Cultural Association
  • Rev. Kate Jones Calone, Interim Pastor, Setauket Presbyterian Church
  • Pastor David Traynham, New Horizons Christian Church
  • Imam Mohammed ElFiki, The Islamic Society of Central New York
  • Rev. Tony Baker, St. Philip's Baptist Church
  • Rev. John Williams, New Creation Ministry, Inc.  
  • Pastor Carl Wauchope, City of Refuge NY 
  • Pastor Sal Sabino, Heavenly Visions 
  • Dr. Siddiqur Rahman, President, Jamaica Muslim Center 
  • Rev. Charles Galbreath, Clarendon Road Church 
  • Rabbi Bob Kaplan, Jewish Community Relations Council 
  • Bishop Mitchell Taylor, Founder & CEO, Urban Upbound 
  • Audrey Sasson, Executive Director of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ)
  • Rev. Dr. Les Mullings, Far Rockaway Community Church of the Nazarene
  • Rabbi Shea Hecht, National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education
  • Rabbi Yaacov Behrman, Jewish Future Alliance.
  • Rev. Emily McNeill, Executive Director, Labor-Religion Coalition
  • Michael Cohen, Eastern Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • Rabbi Eytan Hammerman, Jewish Community Center of Harrison 
  • Pastor John Carter, Abundant Life Christian Center
  • Rabbi Eli Cohen, Executive Director, Crown Heights Jewish Community Center 
  • Rabbi Chanina Sperlin, Crown Heights Jewish Community Center 
  • Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, Senior Minister, Judson Memorial Church
  • Rev. Canon Patrick Malloy, Ph.D., Sub-Dean, The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • The Right Reverend Clifton Daniel III, Dean, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine 
  • Rev. Canon Patti Welch, The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
  • Rev. Canon Steven Lee, Canon Pastor and Vicar, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
  • Rabbi Ben Keil, Young Israel of Pelham Parkway
  • The Right Reverend Allen K Shin, Bishop Suffragan of New York
  • The Right Reverend Mary D Glasspool, Bishop Assistant of New York
  • Rabbi Neal Loevinger, head of the Spiritual Care Department (chaplaincy) at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie
  • Imam Ajmal Agha of the Islamic Cultural Center of Rochester
  • Avi Greenstein, CEO, Boro Park Jewish Community Council
  • Rabbi Andy Bachman, Executive Director, JCP Downtown
  • Pastor Jay A Gooding Sr., Miracle Revival Temple, Fellowship Tabernacle Ministries, Church of God In Christ, President Clergy Council 49th Precinct
  • Rev. Victor Brown, Mount Sinai United Christian Church
  • Bishop C. Nathan Edwers, Senior Pastor, Friendship Worship Center
  • Rabbi Avi Kilimnick from Temple Beth Sholom in Rochester
  • Avi Posnick, StandWithUs
  • Elder Robert Martinez Rice, Bethel Gospel Assembly
  • Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA 
  • Bishop Minnie Crawford, The House of God Diocese 
  • The Rev. Delvin Moody, the House of God Church, Inc. 
  • Pastor Daren Jaime, The People's A.M.E. ZION Church
  • Ali Javed, Chairman, Upper Westchester Muslim Society
  • Daniel Korobkin, President, Rabbinical Council of America
  • Rabbi Mark Wildes, Manhattan Jewish Experience
  • Bishop Dr. Luonne Abram Rouse, Family Church 
  • Bishop Kenrick McBean, Redeem Christian Fellowship 
  • Bro. Anthony Zuba, OFM Cap., Pastoral Associate, Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Rabbi Allen Schwartz, Congregation Ohab Zedek
  • Rabbi Daniel Sherman, West Side Institutional Synagogue
  • Betty Ehrenberg, Executive Director World Jewish Congress North America​
  • Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Central Synagogue
  • David Bernstein, JCPA President
  • Reverend Ron Wenzinger, Centenary-Chenango Street United Methodist Church
  • Pastor James Giles, Back to Basics Outreach Ministries
  • Rabbi Roy Feldman, Congregation Beth Abraham-Jacob, Albany, NY
  • Rev. Frederick Crawford, Pastor, Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church 
  • Rev. Dwight Lee Wolters, Congregational Church of Patchogue
  • Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum, President, North American Board of Rabbis and Temple Israel of Lawrence
  • Rabbi Steven Graber, Temple Hillel
  • Reverend Linda Anderson, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stony Brook
  • Reverend Margaret Allen, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Stony Brook​
  • Rabbi Paul Sidlofsky, Temple Isaiah of Stony Brook
  • Rabbi Steve Moss, Rabbi Emeritus, B'nai Israel Reform Temple
  • Nayyar Imam, President, Long Island Muslim Alliance
  • Rev. Troy DeCohen, Mt. Vernon Heights Congregational Church ​
  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President, Union for Reform Judaism
  • Rev. Jeremy Ziegler, Lead Pastor, Redemption Community Church, Port Chester, NY​
  • Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, The New York Conference, United Methodist Church​
  • Rabbi Mark Dratch, Rabbinical Council of America​
  • Reverend JoAnn Barrett, Founder and Spiritual Director, Gathering of Light Interspiritual Fellowship and Co Chair of the Suffolk County Interfaith Anti Bias Task Force
  • Cantor Marcy Wagner, Temple Isaiah of Stony Brook
  • Rev. Dr. Patrick Dugan, Congregation Church of South Hempstead, United Church is Christ
  • Sister Helen Carnie, President, Sisters of St. Joseph​
  • Rev. Dr. William S. Shillady, Executive Director and CEO, United Methodist City Society
  • Father Brian E. McWeeney, Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Archdiocese of New York
  • Rabbi Yaakov Lehrfield, Young Israel of Staten Island
  • Rabbi Pinchas N. Pearl, B’nai Israel of Staten Island
  • Rev. Dr. Terry Troia, President and CEO, Project Hospitality
  • Rabbi Randy Sheinberg, Temple Tikvah of New Hyde Park​
  • The East End Jewish Community Council, Long Island
  • Rabbi Jack Shlachter, The Jewish Center of the Moriches
  • Rev. Glenmore Bembry, Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church
  • Matt Nosanchuk, Co-Founder, New York Jewish Agenda
  • Susan Rosenstreich, President, Congregation Tifereth Israel
  • Bishop Carlton Brown- Senior Pastor of Bethel Gospel Assembly
  • Rabbi Michael Rascoe, Temple Israel of Riverhead​
  • Rabbi Michael Stanger and Cantor Yosef Karavani, Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation 
  • Rabbi Rachel Timoner, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Beth Elohim 
  • Rabbi Joel M. Levenson, D.Min, Midway Jewish Center
  • Rabbi Perry Raphael Rank, Midway Jewish Center
  • Rev. Lisa Jenkins, St. Matthews Baptist Church
  • Rev. Lawrence Aker, Cornerstone Baptist Church 
  • Rev. Kelly Farrow, Convent Avenue Baptist Church 
  • Rev. Dr. Anton DeWet, Old Steeple Community Church, United Church of Christ
  • Fr. Roy Tvrdik and Rabbi Gadi Capela, Project-Genesis Interfaith, Manorville, Long Island
  • Rev. Bohdan Hedz, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Riverhead
  • Rabbi Gerald Sussman, Congregation Temple Emanu-El of Staten Island
  • Rev. Janet Jones, President, Staten Island Council of Churches 
  • Rabbi Michael Howald, Temple Israel Reform Congregation of Staten Island
  • Rev. Karen Jackson, Minister for Social Justice, Project Hospitality
  • Rabbi Joy Levitt, Executive Director, JCC Manhattan 
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director, T'ruah
  • Rabbi Lev Meirowitz Nelson, T'ruah
  • Rabbi Dr. Abe Rabinovich, Kings Park Jewish Center​
  • Rev. Anthony L. Pelella, Senior Pastor of Axis Church New York​
  • Pastor K. Todd Stout, Church of the Advent Hope 
  • Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum, Congregation Beit Simchat Torah
  • Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Interfaith Worker Justice 
  • Rev. Dr. Michael T. Sniffen, Dean of The Cathedral, Cathedral of the Incarnation 
  • Dr. T.A. Bashir, President, The Muslim Advisory Committee 
  • Mark Anderson, Downtown United Presbyterian Church Rochester 
  • Dr. William T. Devlin, Infinity Bible Church 
  • Suanne Ritchey, Temple Beth Elohim 
  • Rev. Michael Hafele, Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Bishop Dr. Fernando Rodriguez, President Latin/African American Chaplains Association 
  • Pastor James Richmond, SDA Church Queens, NY 
  • Rabbi Steven Kane, Congregation Sons of Israel
  • Rev. Dr. Ray Rivera, Sanctuary Church
  • Latino Pastoral Action Center
  • The Rev. Matt Oprendek, St. James Church, Fordham 
  • Pastor Pete Mills, Crossroads Community Church 
  • Seth Young, Bet Torah 
  • Rev. Dr. William S. Shillady, UM City Society 
  • Rabbi Janise Poticha, Temple Sinai of Massapequa 
  • Rev. Peter Cook, NYS Council of Churches 
  • Bishop Lawrence Provenzano, Episcopal Diocese of Long Island
  • Simran Jeet Singh, Sikh Coalition 
  • Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry, House of the Lord Pentecostal Church 
  • Dr. Uma Mysorekar, Hindu Temple Society of North America 
  • Rupert Harrison, Miller Evangelical Christian Union Church 
  • Rabbi Lester Bronstein, Bet Am Shalom Synagogue 
  • Pastor Jack K King, Beach United Methodist Church 
  • Rev. Dr. Maria A. Scates, Johnson Park Center 
  • Rabbi Serge Lippe, Brooklyn Heights Synagogue 
  • Sr. Kay Schwenzer, Our Lady of Peace Parish 
  • Rabbi Peter Stein, Temple B’rith Kodesh
  • Rabbi Dennis S. Ross Concerned Clergy for Choice 
  • Rev. Hiram Ratliff,  New Tabernacle Baptist Church 
  • Rev. Isaias Ginson, St. Margaret’s Church 
  • Rev. Geraldine Harris, Greater File Chapel Baptist Church 
  • The Reverend Dr. Jeffrey Haugaard, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • Zeeshan James, InterFaith Works of CNY
  • Mr.P. Ramaswamy Mohan, Hindu Temple Society of North America
  • Rev. Dr. Johnny Youngblood, Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church 
  • Rev. Tim English, Bronx Christian Fellowship
  • Rev. Adrian Dannhauser, Episcopal Church of the Incarnation
  • Rev. Dr. Michael Strong, Strong Families Deliverance Ministries, Inc.
  • Rev. Dr. Chloe Breyer, The Interfaith Center of New York
  • Rev. Israel Pena, The Flow Kingdom Ministries
  • Rev. Keith Campbell, Restoration Ministries
  • Rev. Morris Coleman, Fresh Start Christian Center
  • Rev. Alex Williams, Institutional Int’l Ministries
  • Rev. Paul Peart, New Testament Temple
  • Rev. Dr. Robert A. Smith, Jr., Corinth Baptist Church
  • Rev. Joel A. Gibson, Micah Institute
  • Rev. Mark Gregori, Crossway Church
  • Archbishop Ronald Hopkins, Pilgrim Cathedral
  • Rev. Dr. Divine Pryor, Greater Faith Ministries
  • Apostle C. G. Callender, Peniel Tabernacle of God
  • Rabbi Lauren Grabelle Herrmann, Judaism That Stands for All
  • Samuel Cruz, Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary City of New York
  • Rev. Deborah DeWinter, United Church of Christ
  • Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
  • Rev. Fr. Alex Karloutsos, Greek Orthodox Archiocese of America
  • Bishop Nikita Collier, Divine Tabernacle of Faith 
  • Rev. Pura Cognilio, Bethel Gospel Assembly
  • Rev. Gloria Jimpson, Payne AME Church 
  • The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota, Saint John's Episcopal Church
  • Rev. Erick, Arriaza, Iglesia Mision Cristiana Restauracion
  • Father Brian Cook, Catholic Newman Community at University of Rochester 
  • Pastor Cheryl Frank, Greece Baptist Church 
  • Imam Aly Kamel, Andalusia Islamic Center, Yonkers
  • T.Kenjitsu Nakagaki, Buddhist Council of New York
  • The Rev. R. Cameron Miller, Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Rabbi Julie Danan, Pleasantville Community Synagogue
  • Rev. Dr. William Huston Wilkinson, Third Presbyterian Church
  • Rev. Joe Bush, Walker Baptist Church
  • Pastor Lorretta A. Walker, First Community Inter-Faith  
  • Isma Chaudhry, Islamic Center of Long Island
  • Rabbi Jonathan E. Blake, Westchester Reform Temple
  • Hafida B. Torres, American Moroccan Competencies Network
  • Rev. David W. Preisinger, The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit 
  • Rev. Bruce E. Williams, Bridge Street A.M.E. Church
  • Rabbi Jay Weinstein, Congregation Simchat HaLev
  • Johnathan Jaffe, Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester-Chappaqua
  • Pastor Martin J. Biglin, Church of Holy Name of Jesus
  • Rabbi Eligberg, Temple Israel
  • Rev. Kevin E. McKenna, The Cathedral Community
  • Rabbi Gadi Capela, Congregation Tifereth Israel
  • Joseph Bisignano, Church of St. Patrick
  • Rabbi Lester Bronstein, Bet Am Shalom Synagogue
  • Pastor James C. Simmons, Baber AME Church
  • Pastor Thomas Kallumady, Parich of St. John the Evangelist and Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Rev. Crystal Muldrow, Unity Church in Albany
  • Bishop Philus Nicolas, Evanglical Fishers of Men Crusade Christian Church
  • Rabbi Salem Pearce, T'ruah
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