NJ Attorney General Paula Dow to speak at Temple Beth-El Friday night honoring Martin Luther King
NJ ATTORNEY GENERAL TO SPEAK AT Interfaith Service to Honor MLK
Temple Beth-El of Jersey City, NJ announces it will be hosting an interfaith Shabbat service in memory and honor of the late
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, January 13, 2012, at 7:45 pm. The featured speaker will be New Jersey
Attorney General Paula T. Dow.
|NJ Attorney General Paula Dow visited Hoboken speaking at the 10 year 9-11 service held at Pier A.|
Attorney General Dow was one of the first Cabinet appointees by Governor Chris
Christie, and she assumed the position in early 2010. The 27th annual service and
tradition at Temple Beth-El is expected to be attended by other elected
officials, as well as many Jersey City religious and civic leaders. Rabbi Debra R. Hachen and Cantor Rebecca Joy
Fletcher will conduct the service, which is open to the public. Refreshments will be served following the
Temple office at 201-333-4229.
Information About New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow:
appointments announced by Governor Chris
Christie, assumed the position of Attorney General in early 2010. She
previously served for six years as the Essex County Prosecutor, the state’s
largest and busiest prosecutor’s office. Prior to becoming Essex County
Prosecutor, Attorney General Dow served for many years with the U.S. Attorney’s
office. From 1994 to 2003, she worked in Newark in the U.S. Attorney’s Office-District
of New Jersey. There, she served as Counsel to then U.S. Attorney Christopher
J. Christie and prosecuted cases in the Special Prosecutions Division, as well
as the Criminal Division. Dow also served in the U.S. Attorney’s
Office-Southern District of New York from 1987 through 1994, where she
prosecuted and defended cases in the Civil Division.
Office, Attorney General Dow worked from 1980 through 1987 as an attorney for
Exxon Company, U.S.A. In that capacity she advised clients on exploration and
production, environmental and labor matters, and regulatory compliance issues. Dow
earned her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in 1977 and her J.D. from
the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1980.
More Information About Temple Beth-El:
congregation of Jersey City, across the Hudson River from New York City, with
an impressive 1920’s-era synagogue. A member of the Union for Reform Judaism
since 1914, Temple Beth-El was founded in 1864 on York Street in downtown
Jersey City. In 1925-6, the small, liberal congregation moved its beautiful
Moorish-style synagogue on what is now the corner of Harrison Avenue and
Kennedy Boulevard. The temple serves families from a half-dozen cities along
the Western bank of the Hudson. Interfaith, multi-ethnic, single parent, gay
and lesbian individuals and families are warmly welcomed. Contact www.betheljc.org for more information.
Update: Today was the day for the new acting AG to be made the official NJ AG. Ray Smith has that story up the Hudson Reporter.
Jeff Chiesa a confidante who has worked closely with Gov. Chris Christie also served seven years 2002-2009 at the US Attorneys Office in Newark.
Congratulations and Godspeed!