Shabbat Shuvah Services

22 Sep @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

Please join us in person and online for our Shabbat Shuvah service. We welcome Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg who will be with us and will address the congregation.  

This is the Shabbat that falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, during the period known as Aseret Yemei Teshuva, the Ten Days of Repentance.

About Alvin L. Bragg, Jr.

Alvin Bragg is the 37 th  District Attorney elected in Manhattan.  Alvin –– a lifelong Manhattanite
who has served as a state and federal prosecutor –– has spent more than two decades fighting to
make our communities safer and our criminal justice system fairer. 

Alvin served as an Assistant Attorney General at the New York State Attorney General’s Office
and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  In these roles, Alvin
handled a wide array of criminal cases, including armed robbery, assault, gun possession,
witness tampering, narcotics and gun trafficking, wage and hour violations, public corruption,
money laundering, and antitrust violations.  For example, he successfully prosecuted a bribery
scheme involving corrupt politicians of both political parties, the owner of a multi-million dollar
business for laundering millions of dollars for an international drug cartel, an FBI agent for
making false statements, a government contractor for diverting approximately $1.7 million
designed to provide internet access to public school classrooms, and individuals blocking a
reproductive health facility.

From 2013 to 2018, Alvin served in a number of leadership roles at the New York State
Attorney General’s Office.  He ended his service there as the Chief Deputy Attorney General in
New York State, overseeing more than 1,500 people, a budget of $225 million, and the office’s
criminal and civil investigations and litigation, including health care fraud, public corruption,
narcotics trafficking, wage-and-hour investigations, tenant harassment, and securities fraud.  In
addition, he served as the first Chief of a special unit that investigated deaths caused by police

Alvin earned his A.B. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, clerked for
Hon. Robert P. Patterson, Jr. in the Southern District of New York, and was a Visiting Professor
of Law and Co-Director of the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School.  Alvin is a
former member of the Board of Directors of the New York Urban League and a Sunday School
teacher at his church.

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