Skip To Content
We’ve Taken Down the Forward Paywall: An Open Letter to Our ReadersRead Now
Fast Forward

Schumer Salivates For Latkes, Calls Senate A Shtiebel At Fundraiser

Senator Chuck Schumer headlined a Long Island, New York fundraiser for Michigan’s Senator Debbie Stabenow this past weekend, organized by the pro-Israel group NORPAC, according to the website Jewish Insider.

Schumer likened the Senate to “a New York shtiebel,” saying it was small and that members got to know each other. He told everyone he was jonesing to eat his wife’s famous latkes later.

NORPAC, a fundraising group with close ties to AIPAC, had previously held a fundraiser at the same donors’ house for Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader.

“At the time he was the minority leader but soon thereafter he became majority leader, so you never know,” the host, Stanley Stern, said, according to Jewish Insider.

Contact Josh Nathan-Kazis at [email protected] or on Twitter, @joshnathankazis.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.