Agudath Israel of America mourns the passing of NYS Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz. Assemblyman Simanowitz was a devoted husband,father and son. He was a passionate fighter for his community, which contains a large Jewish constituency, as well as a fierce advocate for families and children, particularly those of the nonpublic schools and yeshiva communities. He combined strong principles with a gentle and pleasant disposition. He will be sorely missed.

May the Almighty give his family the strength to endure and may they be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.