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Candidates For Vaad Hakohol Discuss Local Issues and Solutions

Watch: Candidates running in the upcoming election for the Board of Directors of the Vaad Hakohol - Crown Heights Jewish Community Council (CHJCC) saw for a forum to introduce themselves and discuss some of the issues in the neighborhood and their solutions. Full Story, Photos, Video

Photos: Mendy Krief/COLlive

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Poor turnout
May 22, 2024 10:01 pm

…And then you wonder why there has been no change. Out of the ENTIRE community 45 men show up. It’s embarrassing!

Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone
May 22, 2024 11:07 pm

A Clarification is necessary. The 1.5 million dollars increase I mentioned to the present budget of approximately 4 million dollars would be just a start.. the needs of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council are far greater than 5.5 million dollar annually. We need to tap into corporate donors and major philanthropic trusts in addition to more government funding so that over the coming years an exponential increase in the income base will occur so that all those in need can be properly assisted Further,we also need to establish a functioning community wide household contribution fund (מס הקהל) as described… Read more »

Estee
Reply to  Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone
May 23, 2024 7:50 am

What are you going to do about our park, recreational activities for children, kids need to be entertained after school hours.

Observer
Reply to  Estee
May 23, 2024 7:13 pm

The development of the Lefferts Park area must be a priority for the incoming Board
It plays an important role in the life our the community.

SHAME ON OUR COMMUNITY
May 23, 2024 12:36 am

We talk the talk but can’t even walk the walk. If this was on Boro Park it would be packed- standing room only. Out of an ENTIRE community this is the show?!

Where is everyone?
May 23, 2024 12:36 am

How do we expect change? When out of thousands of men only 45 show up.

Observer
Reply to  Where is everyone?
May 23, 2024 7:13 pm

True

Kamman
May 23, 2024 3:54 am

He seemed the most professional candidate and will do well.

Ditto
Reply to  Kamman
May 23, 2024 3:20 pm

I second this.
Cool calm and collected. Gets things done quietly and efficiently.

Resident
May 23, 2024 6:22 am

It seems in EVERY system the middle class young families get forgotten. Only one candidate mentioned the middle class. Thank you rabbi halon! People have no problem accessing welfare services it’s us in the middle silently struggling . Not one candidate mentioned the shelters of 700 beds coming to town.

Observer
Reply to  Resident
May 23, 2024 7:14 pm

The needs of the middle class must also be addressed by the Community Council.

The five
May 23, 2024 6:38 am

We need to vote for the five

Young blood who can work together who can make things happen

The chjcc has so much money coming in that is not being used.

We don’t need fundraising we need people with action.

Was very impressed with the five.

Observer
Reply to  The five
May 23, 2024 7:17 pm

Please substantiate the statement about “so much money which is not being used”.
I think that is absolutely wrong..

Observer
Reply to  The five
May 23, 2024 7:49 pm

1 was impressive, 2 have what to offer and the other 2 would not bring great value to the board.

Nice
May 23, 2024 7:04 am

It’s nice to see that there is a new generation of people who passionately care about the Crown Heights community.
We must vote for the five only
It gives me hope.

Observer
Reply to  Nice
May 23, 2024 9:33 pm

Which 5, there are 8 candidates

Berel Hildeshaim
May 23, 2024 7:05 am

Sounds like a man with a plan

Observer
Reply to  Berel Hildeshaim
May 23, 2024 7:04 pm

What plan actually was mentioned.
Specifics?

CHJCC
May 23, 2024 7:07 am

Can a woman vote in the election?

Observer
Reply to  CHJCC
May 23, 2024 7:06 pm

Not at this election, hopefully at the next.
This is an issue for the Netzigim and the Beis Din to support or veto.

Observer
Reply to  CHJCC
May 23, 2024 7:49 pm

Not this time, hopefully next time

Crown jewel of communities
May 23, 2024 8:44 am

Where exactly did we get that title? Would be nice if we can live up to it. Maybe if our streets looked nicer? And our members looked more together-not like they rolled out of bed (both girls and boys, men and women).

Gabboim
May 23, 2024 9:09 am

Still not clear why there is no election for gabboim. Especially after recent events in 770 it seems to be most opportune time to work on that. Puzzling.

Observer
Reply to  Gabboim
May 23, 2024 7:07 pm

The Gabboiim election which is many years overdue has no connection to the CHJCC, a separate entity which has no by laws or legal constitution.. it’s a mess

Why can't women vote?
May 23, 2024 11:12 am

Is this the 1950s?

No, the 2440s
Reply to  Why can't women vote?
May 24, 2024 9:14 am

When Hashem delineated for us in the Torah the different roles of men and women.

Women voting
Reply to  No, the 2440s
May 28, 2024 1:46 pm

There is no halacha prohibiting women from voting in these elections. If there is please quote it

Observer
May 23, 2024 7:43 pm

Or the 1980s..
Women need to be involved directly in the voting from for the CHJCC.

alternitive candidate
May 24, 2024 3:15 pm

Mendel Tenenbaum {from baltimore} has demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to the Crown Heights community, making him an ideal candidate for Vaad Hakohol. Throughout his years of service, Tenenbaum has consistently shown a deep commitment to improving the quality of life for all residents. His tireless efforts to address communal issues and promote unity among diverse groups have earned him the respect and admiration of his peers. Furthermore, Tenenbaum’s extensive experience and expertise in community organizing make him well-equipped to handle the responsibilities of Vaad Hakohol. His track record of successful initiatives and collaborative efforts highlight his ability to effectively… Read more »

AI?
Reply to  alternitive candidate
May 29, 2024 1:51 pm

Sounds like a bunch of fluff

My Vote
May 27, 2024 11:30 am

Do something about the boom cars, and you have my vote.

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