Event Brings Together Jewish, Latino Communities

BROOKLYN (Hamodia staff) -
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz (R) and Councilmen David Greenfield (2,R) and Mark Levine (L) at a Manhattan event last week Monday to strengthen the relationship between the Jewish and Latino communities. (Courtesy of Councilman Greenfield’s Office)
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz (R) and Councilmen David Greenfield (2,R) and Mark Levine (L) at a Manhattan event last week Monday to strengthen the relationship between the Jewish and Latino communities. (Courtesy of Councilman Greenfield’s Office)

More than 150 people came to a Manhattan event last week Monday to strengthen the relationship between New York City’s Jewish and Latino communities.

Hosted by Councilman David Greenfield and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., the event, the first of its kind, attracted dozens of Jewish and Hispanic elected and government officials.

“The purpose of this event was simple: to have people connect and get to know each other,” Greenfield said. “Jews and Latinos have a lot in common — from a shared immigrant history to valuing education and religion to deep ties to our respective homelands.”

Greenfield and Diaz said they plan on working together on legislative items in the future.