YU Hosts Congressional Inauguration

Incoming Congressman Adriano Espaillat Holds New York Swearing-In Ceremony at YU

On January 29, Congressman Adriano Espaillat celebrated his election with a New York City inaugural swearing-in ceremony, hosted in Yeshiva University’s Lamport Auditorium. The ceremony was conducted by the Honorable Rolando T. Acosta, associate justice of the New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, First Judicial Department, and attended by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Espaillat is the first Dominican-American to represent this diverse district in Congress.

Rabbi Ezra Schwartz, right, rosh yeshiva at YU's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, delivers the opening benediction at the New York swearing-in ceremony of x.
Rabbi Ezra Schwartz, right, rosh yeshiva at YU’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, delivers the opening benediction at the New York swearing-in ceremony of Congressman Adriano Espaillat.

“Congressman Adriano Espaillat has been a friend and supporter of Yeshiva University since his time in the state legislature,” said Phil Goldfeder, assistant vice president for government affairs at YU. “Hosting this historic inauguration at YU was gesture of our appreciation, but more importantly another example of our partnership with the community and our willingness to find ways to work together with our neighbors.”

From left to right: Philip Goldfeder, assistant vice president for government affairs at YU,
From left to right: Philip Goldfeder, assistant vice president for government affairs at YU, students Ilan Scher and Daniel Geller, Senator Chuck Schumer, and students Hudy Rosenberg and Gabrielle Miller