Honoring Jewish Heritage Month in Council
Posted by Councilmember Englander on May 19, 2017 at 12:26 PM
Today, I stood with my colleagues, Councilmembers Blumenfield, Koretz, and Ryu, alongside the Mayor Garcetti, City Attorney Feuer, City Controller Galperin, and local Jewish organizations to celebrate Jewish Heritage Month in Los Angeles.
L.A. would not be the City it is today were it not for the millions of Jewish people who have made Los Angeles home throughout our history. Our Jewish culture is inseparable from the growth of our City.
While there have been struggles and times when anti-semitism and intolerance left an ugly mark, the overwhelming story of Jews in L.A. is one of triumph. The Jewish people have helped build our City and our City has in turn embraced the Jewish community.
I am proud and honored to celebrate the traditions, culture, and contributions of our Jewish community in Los Angeles.