The Chasdei Lev organization hosted its annual teachers’ appreciation events on Sunday, providing gifts of Pesach food and necessities for teachers in the New York area.
In Crown Heights, over 20 trucks laden with close to 300 pallets of Pesach gifts worth over $1 Million unloaded their contents on Kingston Avenue between Rutland and Winthrop which the NYPD had blocked off for this special event.
Rebbis and their family members were welcomed with a large “Thank You” Banner as they arrived for pickup and were assisted by the boys from Oholei Torah Eighth Grade led by Rabbi Yossi Bryski.
In Flatbush, a kickoff event was hosted by Josh Mehlman, Chairman of the FJCC – Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition, during which New York elected officials were in attendance.
In attendance were Minority Leader – congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Commanding OfficerInspector Richie Taylor, Sephardic Police Liaison David Haskiel, Commissioner Fred Kreizman, Mayor Eric Adams’ Senior Advisor Yoily Eisdorfer, State Senator Simcha Felder, State Senator Iwen Chu, Assymblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Assemblywoman Jamie Williams, Councilman Kalmen Yager, Councilwoman Inna Verinikov, Councilwoman Farah Louis, Councilwoman Mercedes Nacisse, Representing Comptroller Brad Lander – Pini Hikind – Special Assistant.