By COLlive reporter
Shea Rubenstein, executive vice president of the Jewish Community Council of Marine Park in New York, hosted Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke at his home-Sukkah last week.
Brooklyn rabbis and community activists were present for the meet and greet in the Sukkah, sharing words of Torah and discussing the nature of the Jewish neighborhood in southeast Brooklyn.
Welcoming Clarke were Rabbi Baruch Pesach Mendelson of Khilat Marine Park, Rabbi Moshe Weiss of Marine Park Jewish Center and Rabbi Tzvi Elimelech Rokeach of Congregation Bais Mordechai on Avenue J.
Congresswoman Clarke said in her remarks that she was very much aware of the activities of the Marine Park JCC. The congresswoman assured all present that her office is always ready to assist constituents with federal issues.
Visiting from Crown Heights were Clarke’s aide Eli Slavin, and Rabbis Chanina Sperlin and Eli Cohen of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council.
Cohen pointed out the many endeavors they share with the Marine Park JCC and praised Rubenstein’s leadership, saying “Marine Park is privileged in having such a dedicated advocate.”
In response, Rubenstein recalled how he would come to Crown Heights to receive blessings from the Rebbe on many occasions. He also expressed gratitude to the Shluchim that he visits on his many business trips.