After a considerable effort throughout the Jewish community, the candidates who gained the votes of a majority of community members in Crown Heights did not do well in the June 23 Democratic Primary.
A panel of informed activists will discuss the last election and lessons to be learned as we look forward to the presidential elections later this year and next year’s New York City races.
Questions to be discussed include:
Why did the community’s choices get so few votes in the last election?
Is there any hope of doing better in the future?
What difference does it make if we vote or not?
What are the issues that our community cares about?
How can we affect what happens in the world of politics and government?
There will be an opportunity for participants to pose their own questions.
Yisroel Clapman of Izzy Rants will be moderating the discussion.
Featured guest will be David Greenfield, CEO of Met Council and former NY City Council Member.
The other panelist will be Rabbi Eli Cohen, Executive Director of Crown Heights Jewish Community Council.
Time: Aug 18, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 997 4092 5380
David G. Greenfield is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Met Council. He is an accomplished legislator, popular law professor and noted media personality with broad experience in government and not-for-profit organizations. As CEO and Executive Director, David has expanded Met Council’s mission and services to help over 225,000 New Yorkers in need through a multitude of direct services and policy advocacy.
In his eight years in the City Council, David authored nearly 30 pieces of legislation that were signed into law by Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio. David passed historic legislation mandating affordable housing, reforming the landmarks preservation process, and providing free security guards for over 100,000 private school children.
Prior to serving on the City Council, David was Executive Vice President of the Sephardic Community Federation. Greenfield also teaches the next generation of lawyers as adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. He is a proud lifelong resident of Brooklyn, where he happily lives with his wife and children.
Rabbi Eli Cohen is Executive Director, Crown Heights Jewish Community Council. He was Born in Manchester, England.
For eighteen years from 1985-2003, Rabbi Cohen served as Director of Chabad at New York University, building a vibrant Jewish communal and religious life on the NYU campus and providing spiritual guidance to the students, faculty and staff.
He has led the Jewish Community Council, for the past eleven years, where he has become known for his work in creating close interracial with the various neighboring communities here in Crown Heights.