Press Releases

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Hosts Free Pre-Pesach Events at His District Office

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As Pesach approaches, many community members are seeking to dispose of unused and unnecessary items in their homes. As a service to his constituents, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein will be hosting two free events at his district office. On Thursday, April...

Governor Hochul Signs into Law Legislation Sponsored by Senator Ramos and Assemblyman Eichenstein Ensuring Dietary Laws at Correctional Facilities

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NYS Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law a new bill sponsored by Senator Jessica Ramos and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, which will require state correctional facilities to provide kosher and halal food options at vending machines and commissary areas. ...

U.S. Reps Dan Goldman and Yvette Clarke, and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Urge the State Department to Use Every Resource Available to Bring Americans Safely Home from Israel

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As the conflict in Israel continues, thousands of Americans are now desperate to come home. Yet air travel is severely restricted and flights have been cancelled at an alarming rate. In response, the offices of Representatives Dan Goldman and Yvette...

Congresswoman Clarke and Assemblyman Eichenstein Partner to Provide Assistance to Local Residents with Federal Matters

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Need help with federal related issues? Assistance is coming to you locally. Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein will be hosting representatives from the office of Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke to assist constituents who need help with federal matters such...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Announces Summer Reading Challenge

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Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein is inviting local children to participate in his NYS Assembly Summer Reading Challenge. Those who complete the challenge will be awarded an official State Assembly Excellence in Reading Certificate. “Reading is vital...

Thousands Enjoy Free Passover Extravaganzas Sponsored by Assemblyman Eichenstein

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The sun shone brightly on Chol Hamoed Pesach this year, as thousands of Brooklyn residents enjoyed two free Chol Hamoed Extravaganza events sponsored by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein. The first event, which was hosted in conjunction with the BPJCC, was...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Partners with BPJCC and COJO Flatbush to Host Free Chol Hamoed Extravaganzas During the Pesach Holiday

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Chol Hamoed is a time for families to be together and enjoy the Yomtov season. There is no better way to celebrate than a free Chol Hamoed Extravaganza sponsored by NYS Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein in partnership with the BPJCC and COJO Flatbush. The...

Attorney General James Warns New Yorkers to be Cautious of 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 cautious of potential discriminatory pricing practices at car washes in advance of Passover. In previous years, there have been reports of car...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Hosts Mayor's Office, NYPD Top Brass and Community Leaders for Pre-Purim Meeting

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The Mayor’s Office, NYPD Top Brass, elected officials, Hatzolah, Shomrim and community leaders met at Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein’s Office on Thursday and walked the streets of Boro Park to assure the community that Purim will be safe. The meeting...

Community Board 12, Senator Felder, Assemblyman Eichenstein and Councilman Yeger Welcome the Installation of All-Way Stop Sign at 46th Street and 11th Avenue

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Community Board 12, Senator Simcha Felder, Councilman Kalman Yeger and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein appreciate the NYC Department of Transportation’s installation of a long advocated for stop sign at 46th Street and 11th Avenue in Boro Park. For years,...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Appointed as New York State Assembly Assistant Majority Whip

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On the first day of the 2023 legislative session, NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced the appointment of Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein as the new Assistant Majority Whip of the New York State Assembly. “I am proud to have appointed Assemblymember...

Governor Hochul Signs into Law Legislation Easing Restrictions on Condominium Conversions for Smaller Buildings, Sponsored by Senator Gounardes and Assemblyman Eichenstein

NYS Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation this weekend sponsored by Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein which will make it easier for tenants and apartment dwellers to purchase their homes. The new legislation will also allow...

Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Protect Victims of Hate Crimes from Being Mistreated by Insurance Companies

Governor Hochul today signed legislation (S.7658-B/A.8869-B) that protects victims of hate crimes from being mistreated by insurance companies. The new law prohibits insurers from canceling insurance, raising premiums, refusing to issue a policy or...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Partners with BPJCC to Distribute Free Car Seats in Boro Park

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Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, together with the Boro Park Jewish Community Council, partnered to offer eligible Boro Park parents free car seats. The distribution, funded by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, took place on Sunday, November 6....

Kohanim Can Now Travel on Road Along Cemeteries

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For many years, overhanging branches along streets bordering Washington Cemetery and Greenwood Cemetery, located on the outskirts of Boro Park and Midwood, have prevented Kohanim from traveling along these roads.They were forced to use alternate routes...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Partners with Brooklyn Public Library to Enhance and Diversify its Book Collection at Local Libraries

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Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein joined with the leadership of Brooklyn Public Library to unveil hundreds of new books, including many culturally sensitive publications, which will be added to the collections in each of the three Brooklyn Public Library...

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...