SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, welcomed Rabbi Frederick Kamil to Springfield to lead the Illinois House of Representatives in prayer prior to debate on Tuesday.
“The House begins each session day with a prayer, allowing lawmakers to take time to reflect upon the importance of the matters we discuss each day,” said Costa Howard. “The decisions lawmakers make in this chamber impact all of Illinois, so it is important that we begin each session day ready to make the tough choices necessary to move our state forward.”
Kamil is the assistant rabbi at Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County in Lombard.
Prayers in the House are delivered by religious leaders representing all faiths and all parts of the state. Local faith leaders interested in delivering the daily invocation in Springfield can contact Costa Howard’s constituent services office at 630-812-9292 or RepTCH48@gmail.com for more information and available dates.