Press Release
For Immediate Release: 
September 28, 2011
Contact Info: 

Katie Grant, 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on Rosh Hashanah, which begins at sundown: 

"Tonight, in households and synagogues across our nation, families will come together to celebrate the arrival of a new year. Since its earliest days, the United States has been blessed by the Jewish community’s numerous contributions across the arts and sciences, government, our Armed Forces, and movements to achieve equal rights for all. During this season of reflection, I join in honoring these contributions and standing strongly in support of our ally Israel, praying for the peace and security of its people in the coming year.

"As the Jewish community ushers in 5772, may days of awe be followed by those of renewal, and may the new year bring with it joyful new beginnings. Shana Tovah Tekatevu u’Tekhatemu – let all be inscribed and sealed for a sweet new year."