Press Releases

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein to Governor Cuomo: "Stop Punishing Our Children"

Despite weeks of advocacy and deliberation with a group of health experts and camp directors, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that sleepaway camps will not be allowed to operate this summer in New York. This decision is a tremendous disappointment...

Assemblyman Eichenstein: Camps Must Open This Summer - Kids Need it Now More Than Ever

"Our children have now been home for 86 long days," said Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein. "That's 86 days without their teachers, without friends, and without a proper educational and social structure. Governor Cuomo, children need normalcy and all of...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Applauds Governor Cuomo for Opening Summer Day Camps

Nearly a month after Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein called for summer camps to be allowed to open this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that day camps will be allowed to operate this summer, albeit under strict safety guidelines. After weeks of Assemblyman...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Councilman Kalman Yeger to Governor Cuomo: Enough is Enough. Re-Open New York Now

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Councilman Kalman Yeger today sent a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on behalf of their constituents and all New Yorkers, urging the immediate and unrestricted reopening of the State of New York.
Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Councilman Kalman Yeger today sent a letter to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on behalf of their constituents and all New Yorkers, urging the immediate and unrestricted reopening of the State of New York.

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein: Camps Must Open This Summer with Safety Guidelines

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"After months home, our children need a structured summer more than ever," saidAssemblyman Simcha Eichenstein. "I am working with the Governor's office, camp directors, and public health experts to create guidelines and make camp this summer a realit...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein: Hospital Visitation Pilot Program is a Good First Step, but We Need to Continue Building on This

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein has been at the forefront of the movement insisting that patients’ family members be permitted to visit them during their time of greatest pain and need....

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein to Governor Cuomo: We Must Evaluate Possibility of Safe Camps This Summer

As the summer is fast approaching, New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein says it is time to have an honest and candid discussion about opening sleepaway summer camps. In the larger context of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopening the state will be...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein to Governor Cuomo: We Must Evaluate Possibility of Safe Camps This Summer

As the summer is fast approaching, New York State Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein says it is time to have an honest and candid discussion about opening sleepaway summer camps. In the larger context of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopening the state will be...

Senator Felder and Assemblymen Gottfried and Eichenstein: NYS WIC Program to Offer More Kosher Food Options

In response to requests by Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Assembly Health Committee Chairman Richard Gottfried, the New York State WIC program has added more kosher certified foods to its list of accepted food products. New...

Assembly Member Lentol Announces COVID19 Compassionate Helper Volunteer Program

New York State Assembly Health Chair Richard Gottfried, Assembly Member Joe Lentol, Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein and 32 Assembly Members joined forces today calling for a Compassionate Helper Volunteer Program. This program has the goal of making...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Encourages Census Participation

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein today released a video encouraging community residents to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census. In 2010, the neighborhoods of Borough Park and Midwood had the lowest response rate in the City of New York, resulting in the...

Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, and Councilman Kalman Yeger Announce Kosher Lunch Availability

State Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, and Councilman Kalman Yeger today jointly announced that the NYC Department of Education has agreed to provide Kosher meals for pickup at select public school locations across Brooklyn and Queens....

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Calls on Governor Cuomo to Issue Executive Order Ensuring Hospitals Communicate with Family Members While No-Visitor Policies Are in Effect

After receiving countless calls from family members desperate for status updates on their loved ones in the hospital, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue an executive order requiring all hospitals to communicate...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Met Council Partner to Provide Emergency Relief to Flatbush Families for Pesach

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Met Council CEO David Greenfield today announced a last-minute partnership to provide emergency grocery needs for hard-hit needy families in the wake of COVID-19. Despite the 149 distributions held by Met Council, some...

Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Hate Crimes Bail Reform Legislation Included in 2020 State Budget

State Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein today announced that as part of the 2020/21 fiscal year budget package, accused perpetrators of hate crimes can be held on bail. This important change to the bail reform law recognizes...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and Congressman Jerry Nadler Join Forces to Save a Life

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Several weeks ago, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein received an urgent call. A young man from Israel, father of four, was suffering from a devastating illness. His only hope for survival was to receive a heart transplant at Columbia University Medical Center....

Yeshivah of Flatbush Student Nominated by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Advances in Prestigious 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Yeshivah of Flatbush Student Nominated by Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Advances in Prestigious 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
On Thursday, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein personally congratulated Richard (Ricky) Sasson, a senior at Yeshivah of Flatbush High School, who has been nominated to the 2020 United States Presidential Scholars Program, following Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein’s...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Joins NYPD Officials to Accept Letters Penned by Boyan Yeshiva Students to NYC Police Commissioner Shea and Discuss Safety Practices

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As part of a school project, the fifth through eighth grade students of Yeshivas Boyan in Boro Park wrote warm personal letters to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea. The letters were accepted on Thursday, January 30 by NYPD officials on behalf of the Commissioner....

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Hosts Grant Funding Workshop for Summer Camps

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The Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes grant program was founded as an innovative measure by Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2017. In 2019, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein’s first year in office, he spearheaded a campaign to expand the program to include...

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein Introducing Legislation to Ensure Hate Crime Perpetrators are Held Accountable

Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein announced new legislation today that would include hate crimes as qualifying offenses of which a judge will have discretion setting bail, on the grounds that those who commit hate crimes are individuals who harbor irrational...