Monday, October 21, 2019

Congressman Eliot Engel (left) and Jeffrey A. Moerdler, recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award.

(l-r) Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Congressman Engel and Met Council Chief Executive Officer David Greenfield.

This past weekend, Met Council on Jewish Poverty held its annual Legislative Breakfast, which  honored Congressman Eliot Engel. Engel recived the “Fighting Hate and Anti-Semitism Award” for his work in Congress as both chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and member of the House Anti-Semitism Task Force. After being presented the award by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Engel said, “I am so honored to receive the Fighting Hate and Anti-Semitism Award from the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. As chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a member of the House Anti-Semitism Task Force, combating hate and anti-Semitism remains a huge priority of mine, especially in these trying times. The rise in anti-Semitism cannot be ignored or swept under the rug, nor can the rise in Islamophobia, racism and other forms of hatred. We need to be clear that those who seek to tear us apart because of our religion, race or background are un-American and have no place in our society. I thank the Met Council not just for this award, but for the outstanding work they do in unifying our community.”  

 

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