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Governor Hochul Signs Senator Myrie and Assemblyman Eichenstein's Legislation Protecting Holocaust Survivors

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Governor Kathy Hochul signed a legislative package to honor and support Holocaust survivors in New York State.The legislation addresses Holocaust education, Holocaust art stolen during the Nazi era, and the requirement of the state’s Department of Financial...

Great News for Hatzalah Members in NYC: Felder and Eichenstein's Legislation Addressing Camera Violations Signed into Law by Governor Hochul

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New Legislation, sponsored by Senator Simcha Felder and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, was signed into law by Governor Hochul last Friday. The bill will allow Hatzalah members to respond more effectively during emergencies. It represents a huge...

Governor Hochul Signs into Law Legislation Sponsored by Senator Salazar and Assemblyman Eichenstein Allowing for Two SNAP Cards Per Family

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Governor Kathy Hochul signed a new bill into law which will make it more convenient for families with two heads-of-household to use their SNAP benefits. This new legislation requires SNAP programs to make available two electronic benefit cards for each...

Senator Salazar, Assemblyman Eichenstein Pass Legislation Allowing for Two SNAP Cards Per Family

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During the final days of the scheduled legislative session, the New York State Legislature passed a bill sponsored by Senator Julia Salazar and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein which will make it more convenient for families with two heads-of-household...

Senator Gounardes and Assemblyman Eichenstein Legislation Easing Restrictions on Condominium Conversions for Smaller Buildings Passes the Legislature

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The NYS Legislature overwhelmingly passed legislation (Bill #S8564/A8809B), sponsored by Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, which will make it easier for tenants and apartment dwellers to purchase their homes and will allow small...

Thousands Enjoy Pesach Family Extravaganzas Sponsored by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein

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A memorable Chol Hamoed was enjoyed this year by thousands of local residents who experienced a fun-filled family outing in their very own neighborhood.Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein sponsored two outstanding Family Extravaganzas in Boro Park and Midwood....

Assemblyman Eichenstein's Historic CDPAP Legislation Enacted into Law

In a monumental win for vulnerable New Yorkers and their caregivers, Bill #A9457, sponsored by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein has been included in the 2023 state budget. The Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) is a NYS Medicaid...

Attorney General James Warns New Yorkers to Be Mindful of Discriminatory Practices Targeting Jewish Communities Before Passover

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New York – New York Attorney General Letitia James today issued a consumer alert urging New Yorkers to be mindful of potential discriminatory pricing practices at car washes in the days leading up to Passover. In previous years, there have been reports...

Senator Myrie and Assembly Member Eichenstein Introduce Legislation Requiring State to Publish List of Banks That Waive Fees for Holocaust Reparation Payments

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Brooklyn – Senator Zellnor Y. Myrie (D-Central Brooklyn) and Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein (D-Brooklyn) announced new legislation that would, if enacted, require the Department of Financial Services to maintain an updated list of banks that agree...

125 Small Shuls Already Applied for the New Small Shuls Security Program

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With anti-Semitic hate crimes surging at an alarming rate, community leaders are concerned more than ever about safety and security at local shuls and synagogues. That’s why UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC-NY)...
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