The Orthodox Jewish Chamber Joins Governor Phil Murphy and Other Jewish Leaders at Menorah Lighting at Governor's Mansion

Jewish leaders from New Jersey and New York gathered in New Jersey at Drumthwacket, the Governor’s Mansion, tocelebrate the festival of Chanukah, and to emphasize that the lights of menorah stand for the elimination of hate and darknessof anti-Semitism.

First Lady Tammy Murphy, whose father was a Holocaust survivor, was very emotional and passionate about the Jewish community as was Governor Murphy, a close friend of the Jewish community, who is always the first to take a stand to fight and denounce anti-Semitism in New Jersey. 

The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce works hand-in-hand with its founder Duvi Honig who sits on the Governor’s committee for commerce. Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that helps strengthen N.J. economy and fights hate and anti-Semitism.

The Orthodox Jewish Chamber under Duvi Honig’s leadership worked side-by-side with the Governor to fight Unilever’s Ben and Jerry’s, which is based in New Jersey.Governor Murphy was the first of all 50 governors to denounce Ben and Jerry’s and remove more than 100 million dollars from their Unilever pension fund investment.

Duvi Honig said, “The Governor is the closest friend to the Jewish community and is not a man of words, but a man of action and we applaud him for that.”

At the candle lighting ceremony was Duvi Honig, founder and CEO of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce; Asaf Zamir, Israel Consul General of New York and New Jersey;Anat Katz, Israel’s Economic Minister of New York and New Jersey;  R Mendy Carlbach of Chabad, New Brunswick Rutgers University; and New Jersey’s Jewish Attorney General Matthew Platkin.