By COLlive reporter
Jewish community activists and members from Brooklyn, NY, gathered at the Kol Yaakov hall on McDonald Avenue for the 44th Annual Community Legislative Breakfast of COJO Of Flatbush on Sunday, May 8th.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke addressed the attendees, discussing various issues related to the Jewish community in Flatbush and beyond. Both emphasized the importance of working together to achieve common goals and highlighted the need for continued support and advocacy on behalf of the Jewish community.
The event drew in a large crowd and was organized by COJO Of Flatbush, an organization that has been serving the Flatbush community for over 50 years. COJO works tirelessly to address the unique needs and challenges faced by members of the community, and has established itself as a trusted and reliable resource for individuals and families in need.
Honored at the event were NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams; Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso; Congresswoman Clarke; NYC Councilmember (48th District) Inna Vernikov; Assistant Chief Charles McEvoy, Commanding Officer, Patrol Borough Brooklyn South of the NYPD; Dr. Danny Sherwinter, Chief of Surgery of Mount Sinai Brooklyn; Charles J. Rose, Director of Research of Cruiser Capital Advisors, LLC; Gil Cygler, newest Board Member of COJO Flatbush; Ms. Miriam Belyavskiy, devoted COJO volunteer.
The breakfast was attended by a diverse group of community activists and members, who expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to hear from the esteemed guests. Representing Crown Heights was Rabbi Eli Cohe, Director of the Crown Jewish Jewish Community Council (CHJCC), as well as Eli Slavin, an aid to Congresswoman Clarke and his wife Esther Slavin.
In addition to the keynote speakers, the event also featured a number of local leaders and activists speaking about issues such as affordable housing, education, and healthcare.
The Breakfast Committee was chaired by Larry Spiewak, along with Ari Baum, Gil Cygler and Leon Goldenberg.