“Tonight at sundown our Jewish neighbors will begin observing Rosh Hashanah, a time of renewal, reflection, and recommitment to our values. Rosh Hashanah is also an opportunity to remember those who we have lost and hope for a brighter future.
“We still face extreme challenges in our state as we battle the Delta variant and work to help our neighbors recover from economic hardship and extreme weather. May this holiday usher in a new year of health, happiness and prosperity for all New Yorkers. Wishing everyone a Shana tova Umetuka, a sweet and happy new year.”