"Jewish families throughout California, the United States, Israel and the world tonight mark the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. It is with hope and optimism for the future that we begin this new year.
"In this time of conflict and as the Jewish people continue to face the threats of violence and anti-Semitism at home and abroad, I'm confident Californians will continue to stand with our ally Israel and the Jewish people. Let us pray and work toward peace and security together in this new year. L'shanah tovah!