Together for the Holidays

Earlier this week I joined dozens of residents, elected officials of both parties and members of the Rockland County Catholic Coalition and Chabad Of Rockland at the Allison-Parris County Office Building in New City in a show of unity as we began the holiday season. It is more...

Ending Intolerance

Last week over 1,200 Rockland residents of every sex, race and creed came together in response to the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. We all had different reasons for attending that vigil. Some to reflect, some to mourn, some to find a place for the...

Standing Up to Hate

As many of you know on Saturday, June 30th there was an incident of hate on a Transport of Rockland bus in Orangetown. But that phrase, “incident of hate” doesn’t fully describe what happened, a woman hurled disgusting racial and ethnic epithets at fellow...

Our Strength is Our Diversity

During my inauguration, I pledged to increase my efforts in support of uniting our beloved county. Much of Rockland’s strength comes from our diversity. A diversity of cultures, religions and ideas that when properly focused can bring us all closer together. This week, my...

Taking Action Against Hate

Rockland County is a place of amazing diversity where people of all ethnicities, religions and walks of life live alongside each other, for the most part, in harmony. That’s what makes it all the more disturbing that there has been an uptick in hate crimes aimed at...

The Elephant In The Room – A Response From The Jewish Federation Of Rockland County

Dear Editor, At a time when government officials, community leaders and citizens are speaking about the increased number of anti-Semitic, bias and racist incidents across the country, The Rockland Voice has posted an opinion piece ( ‘The Elephant In The Room – Is...
Posted On Mar 06 2017

Unity Crushes Hate in Rockland … But at a Cost

Residents of a quiet street in Ramapo woke up one day this week to find that hate had come to their neighborhood. Anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled on the asphalt in front of two homes and on a real estate sign in front of a third. All these homes are for sale. The message...

Rockland Unites Against Intolerance

Two things happened in Rockland last week that illustrate the past we are working to leave behind and the future we are embracing. The first was an unprovoked, inexcusable attack on two separate homes in New City where rabbis live. Someone put high-powered firecrackers outside...

True Diversity – Top of the Ladder and No Glass Ceiling

  I had the pleasure this week of introducing Dr. Penny Jennings as my choice for Rockland Human Rights Commissioner. Bringing Dr. Jennings, a vibrant, highly educated, woman deeply committed to the people of this county, on board to do this vital job is a win for all of...

Student Leadership Spotlight: An Explorer of Dreams

Ms. Reshma Babukutty, is a double major student studying Biology and Psychology on a Pre-Med and Neuroscience Track at the University of Massachusetts. She is an evolving researcher who is mapping out the most complex, unexplored region on planet Earth, the human brain. Reshma...
Posted On Oct 10 2015
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