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9 Candidates Nominated for CHJCC Elections

Following a vetting process by the Nominations Committee of the Netzigim of Crown Heights, the following candidates have been announced the upcoming elections for directors of Crown Heights Jewish Community Council and Vaad Hakohol. Full Story

Mrs. Chana Simpson, 88, OBM

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Women
May 7, 2024 2:54 pm

Who’s going to represent the women who don’t have a male in their house? How can this be a community election if the females of the community aren’t being represented….

Chaim
Reply to  Women
May 7, 2024 3:30 pm

Men can’t represent women?

Chaim
Reply to  Chaim
May 8, 2024 6:27 am

Women can’t represent men?

David
Reply to  Chaim
May 8, 2024 12:33 pm

You never heard of Devorah Halberstam? Shes very outspoken and represents the community at every public event. please do your research before making unfounded statements.

THE SPACE for females !
Reply to  Women
May 7, 2024 3:42 pm

Meir new, one of the candidates runs the Space Ch !

The space
Reply to  THE SPACE for females !
May 7, 2024 4:33 pm

I thought if you run a mosad you can’t run for CHJCC?

Chaviva?
Reply to  THE SPACE for females !
May 13, 2024 5:06 am

You mean his wife runs the space right?

They are
Reply to  Women
May 7, 2024 6:35 pm

I believe last election only married men were allowed to vote, that gives each married couple a vote, equally leaving out all single men and women… Don’t think it’s different this time around

Interested community member
Reply to  They are
May 7, 2024 9:58 pm

Such an issue is under the preview of the Netzigim not a matter which can be decided by the CHJCC Board members.
If the Netzigim want to admit women to the election process they would need to change the constitution.
It could be argued in order to do that they would need to receive the majority support of their memberships through holding a special issue community wide vote.

What about single mothers?
Reply to  They are
May 7, 2024 11:19 pm

In the absence of a male head of household, single mothers must have a voice in the voting. Our community council represents their interests.

Single men.
Reply to  They are
May 8, 2024 4:16 am

I believe single men over 30 can vote.

Chaim
Reply to  They are
May 8, 2024 6:32 am

It still leaves no women, who obviously will have a better understanding of the needs of women. And it’s ridiculous that a divorced man, or man over a decided upon age living in CH, should not have the right to vote. It is a message that that they are less a part of the community (tachlis, also the opposite of Ahavas Israel).

This is a young group,about time
May 7, 2024 3:06 pm

Looks like we are in for some good change
Yitzie kamman is so objective

Former- VaaD Member
Reply to  This is a young group,about time
May 8, 2024 11:08 am

Agreed

Where is the female representation?
May 7, 2024 3:10 pm

Where is the female representation? 

so right
Reply to  Where is the female representation?
May 7, 2024 9:56 pm

exactly. and also where’s the female representation on the bet din and 770 gabbi’s ?
and come to think of it, not one women was ever in the Sanhedrin or the Babylonian Talmud which i believe impacts Jewish life slightly more then the esteemed CHJCC (with all due respect).
on the other hand each of them had a mother who impacted them deeply. and we know that the shekhina rests amongst the jews because of the women. so yes we seem to be following the ways of our forefathers (and mothers) as they were dictated by god.

David
Reply to  so right
May 8, 2024 12:34 pm

Devorah Halberstam, shes high up there.

Not the same
Reply to  so right
May 8, 2024 12:59 pm

We are talking about being on the board of CHJCC, not beit din or to be a 770 gabbai, or on the Sanhedrin etc.

Boroch habbah
May 7, 2024 3:24 pm

This is the way it worked for years and years, and worked just fine

When?
Reply to  Boroch habbah
May 7, 2024 5:19 pm

When has it worked well?

worked?
Reply to  Boroch habbah
May 8, 2024 8:28 am

This never worked at all. After more than 30 years and 8 vaads we still have no connections with police or any other city agency. 7 months after the fire Lefferts mikva still can’t get a permit to rebuild. Young or old, this vaad isn’t going to be any different. Same old same old…

Pinchos Woolstone
Reply to  worked?
May 8, 2024 12:42 pm

Stay open minded, be positive about the capacity for change and vote.. encourage others to vote.

Not true
Reply to  worked?
May 9, 2024 1:02 am

This va’ad has younger and more active, good people (like Yitzie Kamman etc.) I’m sure it’ll be a lot better…!!

Gabboim
May 7, 2024 3:25 pm

What about gabboim elections? I clearly remember the original proposal was about chjcc AND gabboim. It was subsequently dropped. Why?

From my understanding
Reply to  Gabboim
May 7, 2024 7:40 pm

Part of CHJCC’s responsibilities is to make elections for gabaim once every 4 years if there is a revitalized CHJCC then they will have the right to force a election for gaboim
Although someone please correct me if I misunderstood

Meir Spinner
Reply to  From my understanding
May 8, 2024 10:28 pm

N’tzigim are responsible for running all elections
This includes elections for gabboim and rabbonim
Hopefully elections for these will be held as well in the not too distant future
The success of elections for Vaad, as well as the continuation of a revitalized body of N’tzigim will hopefully fuel momentum for these elections

Toshvei H,Shcuhna
Reply to  Gabboim
May 8, 2024 11:10 am

Seems like Once You get elected, If “They” don’t like you They will Find a Reason To Get Rid Of You;;;;;;;;

Chana
May 7, 2024 3:35 pm

yes women in our community need a Voice

Community member
May 7, 2024 4:20 pm

Rabbi Shmuel Rosenstein – a true leader who has done incredible work in our community. We look forward to seeing you in action, Hatzlacha!

A few interesting characters
May 7, 2024 4:36 pm

Can’t wait to see the results

This is Cool
May 7, 2024 5:31 pm

Let’s remember to do it in the spirit of ahavas yisrael

Can bochurim vote?
May 7, 2024 6:19 pm

If not, because only families (husband and wife) can vote, why is everyone complaining that women can’t vote? No singles can
(Honest question)

Hmm
Reply to  Can bochurim vote?
May 7, 2024 8:43 pm

What about divorced women or widows. Don’t they count

Widows & divorcees have different concerns
Reply to  Can bochurim vote?
May 7, 2024 9:10 pm

Then buchurim. They and their children are directly involved & impacted by decisions about Chinuch, safety, community standards – unlike young single males . Not being petty – This is simply an objective fact.

Agreed!
Reply to  Widows & divorcees have different concerns
May 7, 2024 11:21 pm

Divorced mothers should be allowed to vote as heads of household.

Chaim
Reply to  Can bochurim vote?
May 8, 2024 6:38 am

Because bochurim should ostensibly be so busy with their learning that they wouldn’t be involved in this type of community involvement (not just the vote itself, but all that it takes until then, to decide who to vote for)

Dr YMG
May 7, 2024 8:44 pm

As someone currently long-term in a rehab center in Boro Park, formerly a resident of Crown Heights (married), and hopefully again in the future, will I be eligible to vote in this election?

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