Washington, DC- U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in celebration of Rosh Hashanah:

“As one year comes to an end and another begins, we gather with our families to reflect on the past and look forward to what the New Year will bring. It is an opportunity to recommit ourselves to the values of teshuvah, tefillah, and tzedakah.

“My family and I will join Jews all over the world in prayer, community and reflection. As we start the year 5776, we face serious challenges that will shape the prospects of peace and security for American Jews and Jews throughout the diaspora and in Israel. We must be vigilant in ensuring the safety of America, Israel, and our allies from those who would threaten it. Closer to home, we must continue to advocate for justice and equality for all.

“From my family to yours, I wish you a shana tovah u’metuka – a happy, healthy, and sweet New Year.”