Rosenthal leads Queens Jewish Community Leaders in hate crime conversation with top city officials

Assemblymember Daniel Rosenthal hosted Mayor Adams, NYPD Commissioner Sewell, and other top City officials for a town hall focused on the rise in attacks against Jewish New Yorkers. Joined by Queens Jewish Community leaders from all around the borough, Rosenthal, Adams, and Sewell fielded questions on city and state strategies to tackle the drastic rise in hate-related attacks around NYC. The meeting was held at Shevach High School in Kew Gardens Hills, where students also voiced safety concerns to the panel amid recent crimes in the area.

Attendees leaving the open but honest meeting were hopeful following the Mayor’s outline of strategies moving forward that focus on college campuses, youth education and heightened awareness in the realm of social media which has been a breeding ground for radicalization in recent years.

“Jewish New Yorkers deserve to feel safe in their homes and communities,” said Assemblymember Daniel Rosenthal (D-Kew Gardens Hills). “I thank Mayor Adams, Police Commissioner Sewell, and all the Queens Jewish Community for their cohesion and collaboration in attacking this epidemic. While Jewish families gather for Hanukkah around our city, they should feel comfort in the laser focus our local governments officials have on these issues.”