Israeli Independence Day at the R.I. State House


PROVIDENCE —House Deputy Majority Whip Mia Ackerman hosted Jewish leaders from across Rhode Island at the State House on April 27 for Israeli Independence Day. She also sponsored a resolution (2023-H 6337) celebrating the 75th anniversary of that independence.

“As a proud Jewish American, I am honored to welcome leaders of our community here on this momentous day,” Ackerman said. “For more than seven decades now, Rhode Island, the United States, and Israel have maintained a special relationship based on mutually shared democratic values and bonds of friendship and mutual respect.”

In attendance were Adam Greenman, President of the RI Jewish Alliance; Avi Nevel, President of the Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative; Rabbi Michael Fel, of Temple Emanu-El; and Cantor Brian Mayer of Temple Emanu-El, who sang “Hatikvah,” the Israeli national anthem.

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