I met with Mayor Eric Adams this week at the residence of Rav Moshe Wolfson, a famous Mashgiach, and the Rav of Emunas Yisrael, yeshiva leaders, and askanim.
As representatives of the Orthodox community, the participants expressed their sincere gratitude to the mayor for his ongoing support.
At the gathering, Adams received a plaque recognizing his efforts and sincere gratitude from representatives of more than 50 institutions for his support of Orthodox Jewish schools.
According to Rav Wolfson, I avoid getting involved in politics since I don’t have a political personality. I’m not used to having such high-level, significant guests, but tonight I have made an exception for a particular person.
Mayor Adams works tirelessly, and I want to express my sincere gratitude for his help, especially in promoting the well-being of our beloved children, who are our most valuable resource.
We are grateful for any assistance you may give us in raising our children to be an honor to G-d because they are both our future and G-d’s gift to us.
“Mr. Adams, it is clear that you are a kind and giving person. Thank you for coming to our house tonight; you are a tireless leader.
“I’d like to leave you with my sincere blessing. May G-d be with you and protect you. May the aura of positivity from your past deeds and your dreams for the future accompany you through a long, healthy life of success and joy at home with your family and your extended family, the city of New York,” the letter reads.
Adams showed a lot of emotion. “I’m committed,” he declared. I am an established member of this community, not a new buddy.
“This community understands that this is what family is,” he continued.
It is terrible that those not part of your community do not get your desire to live in peace, raise your family, and support your neighborhood.