Chanina Sperlin has been appointed as Executive Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council (CHJCC).
Involved in community affairs for over a decade, Sperlin hosted this week his first event in the new volunteer position, hosting local and public officials in his home Sukkah.
Among them were New York Comptroller John Liu, New York State Senator Eric Adams, New York City Council members Dr. Mathew Eugene and Letitia James.
Greeting them were CHJCC Chairman Zaki Tamir and members Fishel Brownstein and Yossi Hackner.
Also attending was Bobov activist Ben Barber and other Jewish community members from Boro Park and Williamsburg.
The CHJCC members announced the new areas of activity in which volunteers have undertaken to form committees and to recognize the commitment of Crown Heights residents to their community.
“One of the main goals of this CHJCC administration is to involve as many Crown Heights community residents as possible in the various projects, programs, and services that the Council sponsors,” said Rabbi Eli Cohen, Executive Director of CHJCC.
He said that by creating committees for each of the various programming areas, the Board members are able to increase the manpower and expertise available to set and implement policies for the CHJCC and expand the reach of CHJCC programming.
Tamir said of Sperlin’s appointment: “Chanina has a unique way of representing us that has been effective until now and will undoubtedly benefit the neighborhood going forward.
“By bestowing this official title to Chanina we are giving him the authority he needs to make his voice heard for us, but at the same time we are holding him out as an example of what dedicated volunteers can achieve.
We hope others will follow his lead.”
COLlive.com was told that numerous individuals have already signed up for committees such as Employment, Education, Kashrus, and Technology.
Email [email protected] if you would like to get involved and volunteer your time for the community.