Friday, June 09, 2023

Thank you very much for the article on the flag raising events in Middlesex County in last week’s edition of your paper (“Middlesex County Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut” May 4, 2023). While the article summed up the events, in reality the accomplishment of having three municipalities in Middlesex County raising the flag of a foreign nation on any day would be news, and having all three raise the flag of the State of Israel on Yom Ha’atzmaut, and the 75th birthday of Israel, is a huge achievement worthy of publicizing.

I would also like to correct what was written about the involvement of The ROC of New Jersey. While The ROC did publicize the events, it played a pivotal role in all three of them. We organized all three events, initiated two of them, were in contact with all three mayors several times a day, and recruited the local day schools to send students to enhance the crowd.

The ROC thanks our board member Michael Gordon for his tireless work in ensuring the success of these events, and looks forward to celebrating again in the years to come.

Thank you.

Josh Pruzansky
Founder, President and CEO
The ROC of New Jersey
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