2018-05-23 / Local News

Gov. Phil Murphy signs resolutions recognizing Israel’s 70th anniversary



New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy publicly signed resolutions recognizing Israel’s 70th anniversary of statehood on May 14, the secular date of Israel’s independence. The ceremony took place in the Governor’s office in Trenton. The moment was marked with a private bill signing at which First Lady Tammy Murphy, as well as Danny Dayan, the consul general of Israel in New York, legislative sponsors, and leadership of New Jersey’s Jewish Federation system were also present. These included prime sponsors Senator Jim Beach (D-6) and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-18), Gordon Haas, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations president, and Jacob Toporek, its executive director. At the ceremony were (top, from left), Gov. Murphy, Danny Dayan, and Tammy Murphy. Joining in the celebration were (bottom, from left), Leonard Posnock, vice president, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations; Jacob Toporek; Roy Tanzman, former president, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations; Jennifer Dubrow Weiss, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ; Danny Dayan; Marlene Herman, president-elect, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations, and Gordon Haas. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy publicly signed resolutions recognizing Israel’s 70th anniversary of statehood on May 14, the secular date of Israel’s independence. The ceremony took place in the Governor’s office in Trenton. The moment was marked with a private bill signing at which First Lady Tammy Murphy, as well as Danny Dayan, the consul general of Israel in New York, legislative sponsors, and leadership of New Jersey’s Jewish Federation system were also present. These included prime sponsors Senator Jim Beach (D-6) and Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-18), Gordon Haas, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations president, and Jacob Toporek, its executive director. At the ceremony were (top, from left), Gov. Murphy, Danny Dayan, and Tammy Murphy. Joining in the celebration were (bottom, from left), Leonard Posnock, vice president, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations; Jacob Toporek; Roy Tanzman, former president, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations; Jennifer Dubrow Weiss, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern NJ; Danny Dayan; Marlene Herman, president-elect, NJ State Association of Jewish Federations, and Gordon Haas.

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