US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Visits COC and Meets Community Leaders


April 27, 2023

The Community Outreach Center was delighted to welcome Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to its state-of-the-art center in Monsey, NY, on April 25, 2023, to meet with community representatives and lay leaders and discuss a host of pressing issues.

Topics such as the local community’s burgeoning growth, rising anti-Semitism, and the potential of obtaining additional security funding for the local non-public schools in response to both factors combined were discussed at length. The senator expressed her readiness to address the community’s evolving needs, demonstrating considerable concern and taking note of the request for additional security funding.

“The senator was receptive to our concerns, which we appreciate very much,” shared Rabbi Hersh Horowitz, Executive Director of the Community Outreach Center. “She is committed to working toward increasing available security funds for nonprofits, among other local priorities.”

The consensus among the community representatives following the meeting was that the meeting was a success, with the community largely heard and understood by the senator.