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.