Doing ‘God’s work’


The House Majority Leader said United Jewish Communities "does God’s work."

Speaking at a Tuesday evening Capitol Hill reception during the two-day UJC Leadership Summit, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said "your country thanks you" for helping to make "our communities just and repairing the world." He also told the group about about two dozen UJC leaders that one of the reasons he regularly leads trips of his fellow members of Congress to Israel is to show them the spirit of Israelis.

"If Americans were as on fire about protecting their nation, working in their community, responding to their country’s call," he said, "America would be a more successful place."

The UJC group met Tuesday with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and dined Tuesday evening at the residence of the outgoing Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Sallai Meridor. A list of all the House members that came by Tuesday evening’s reception is after the jump:


Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY)

Rep. John Boccieri (D-OH)

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)

Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC)

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC)

Rep. John Hall (D-NY)

Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)

Rep. Mary Jo Kilroy (D-OH)

Rep. Ron Klein (D-FL)

Rep. Robert Latta (R-OH)

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY)

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY)

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)

Rep. Betty Sutton (D-OH)

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)

Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Penn.)

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.)

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY)

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