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Nily Rozic, Youngest Woman Elected to State Assembly, to Address What It Means to be a Sabbath-Observant Woman Legislator Today

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, the youngest woman ever elected to the New York State Assembly and the first legislator to be born in Israel, will discuss her work in the Assembly specific to the Jewish community and what it is to be a young, Sabbath-observant woman legislator with Israeli-Argentinian roots in today’s world in a talk at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation.

Rozic will deliver her talk, “To Be Young, Female, Jewish and a Member of the New York State Assembly,” Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at B’nai Sholom, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York.

The program is free and open to the public.

Rozic represents New York’s 25th Assembly District, which spans the northeast portion of Queens.  Upon her election in 2012, she became the youngest woman in the legislature and the first woman ever to represent the 25th district.  Born in Jerusalem and raised in Queens, Rozic dedicated herself to public service at an early age and remains committed to social justice.  Prior to her election, she was chief of staff to Assembly member Brian Kavanagh.  Rozic was selected as a “Rising Star” on City & State’s annual list of the “Next Generation of Political Leaders” and The Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36.”  She was a finalist for the first EMILY’s List “Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award.”  

Rozic also is the first New York Assembly member born in Israel – she still has Israeli citizenship – with parents who made aliya from Argentina.  Rozic proudly keeps an Israeli flag at her desk in the Assembly, but her connection is not just symbolic.  Being Israeli “definitely brings meaning to the job,” Rozic said in a recent interview with The Jerusalem Post.

A graduate of Solomon Schechter School of Queens and New York University, Rozic, who speaks English, Hebrew and Spanish, proudly calls Fresh Meadows home.

For more information about the April 3 program with Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, visit or contact the B’nai Sholom office by email at or phone 518-482-5283.
Founded in 1971, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany is a home for contemporary Reform Judaism in the Capital Region.  Nearly 130 diverse households from eight counties seek religious, educational and social fulfillment at B’nai Sholom.  For information about B’nai Sholom and the benefits of belonging, visit  or contact the B’nai Sholom office at 518-482-5283 or

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