NYS Attorney General Letitia James meets with Rockland Haredi leaders to discuss antisemitism, mental health

“Because of your leadership,” said Mona Montal, Ramapo town supervisor’s Chief of Staff, "we can stand proud and say, ‘We’re not afraid to be Jewish.’”

NYS Attorney General Letitia James. Photo: Shutterstock

Feb 15, 2024 1:25 PM


New York Attorney General Letitia James met recently with local leaders at Rockland Community College to discuss antisemitism and mental health, multiple Haredi news outlets reported.

Leaders discussed antisemitism on social media, in schools, and on college campuses, and mental health among youth and police officers, and busing to Haredi schools in the county, according to the Rockland Daily.

According to a video from the event posted by the Monsey Scoop, the event was organized by Yoel Lefkowitz, James’s director of Jewish outreach and Intergovernmental affairs, Rockland legislator Aron Wieder, and Mona Montal, Ramapo supervisor’s Chief of Staff. Also present were District Attorney Tom Walsh, New Square Mayor Izzy Spitzer, and Josef Margaretten, coordinator for Chaverim of Rockland, along with many other local leaders.

“Because of your leadership, the leadership of our law enforcement, our district attorney, that we can stand proud and say, ‘We’re not afraid to be Jewish,’” Montal is seen saying in the video. “Come at us and we’re gonna come back at you,” she said, then pointed at James: “Because we have you standing with us.”