The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Rabbi Evan Hoffman

Congregation Anshe Sholom
New Rochelle, NY

Sponsor: Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-NY)
Date of Prayer: 10/29/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. ENGEL. Madam Speaker, I rise today to thank my dear friend and
constituent, Rabbi Evan Hoffman, for giving the opening prayer today.

Rabbi Hoffman has led Congregation Anshe Sholom in New Rochelle, New York, since 2012. He graduated Yeshiva College summa cum laude, where he received ordination from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan's Theological Seminary.

Rabbi Hoffman is an accomplished author, writing the weekly essay
series titled "Thoughts on the Parashah," as well as the editor of
English language publications for Talmud Israeli.

Rabbi Hoffman was raised in Great Neck, New York, and is an avid New York Mets fan. Rabbi Hoffman and his wife, Sari, are the proud parents of two wonderful children, Eliyahu and Elana.

Madam Speaker, I thank my friend for the wonderful prayer this

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, bless the work of the United States House of Representatives. Fortify our legislators' constitutional commitments and grant them the wisdom to draft laws that best serve the interests
of the American people. O Lord, in a time of polarization and rancorous dispute, we beseech Thee to help our elected officials maintain
decorum, civility, commonality of purpose, and a sense of shared American destiny.

Heavenly Father, guide our Representatives so that they might serve, in the eyes of the citizenry, as role models of reconciliation and cooperation. We pray that in a future time the prophet's words might be said in reference to this Congress: "Restore your judges as in days of old, your counselors as at the beginning."

Bless our Nation with peace and prosperity, our citizens with health and happiness, and our national institutions with strength and stability. May this be Your will, and let us say: amen.

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