Family & Friends Shabbat Guest Speaker - Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY-12)

Congressman Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler represents New York’s 12th Congressional District, one of the most dynamic and diverse districts in the country. The district includes Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Morningside Heights, Chelsea, Yorkville, Carnegie Hill, Kips Bay, Roosevelt Island, Tudor City, Gramercy Park, Central Park, Turtle Bay, Hell’s Kitchen, Murray Hill, Lenox Hill, Theater District, Clinton, the Garment District, Sutton Place, Midtown, Union Square, Times Square, Lincoln Center, and Stuyvesant Town.

Rep. Nadler began his career in public service in 1976 in the New York State Assembly. Representing the Upper West Side, he served as a Democratic Assemblyman for 16 years and played a significant role in shaping New York State law concerning child support enforcement and domestic abuse, as well as making major contributions to housing, transportation and consumer protection policy in the state.  In 1992, Rep. Nadler was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election and has served in Congress ever since.  He was re-elected to his sixteenth full term in 2022.

The Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Nadler served as the Chairman of the full Committee from 2019 to 2022. Congressman Nadler previously served as Chairman or Ranking Member of its Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties for 13 years and also served as the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. As Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Nadler led two successful impeachments of former President Donald J. Trump, the only person ever impeached twice.

Rep. Nadler is a graduate of Crown Heights Yeshiva, Stuyvesant High School, Columbia University and Fordham Law School. He lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his wife, Joyce Miller.

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