With the storm raging outside Monday night, the atmosphere was calm indoors, as two New York politicians met with the Board of Crown Heights Jewish Community Council (CHJCC) and with two members of the Crown Heights PAC.
NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli expressed his fondness for Crown Heights, as well as his desire to assist the community in any way possible.
He met with CHJCC’s Zaki Tamir, Yossi Hackner , Fishel Brownstein and the council’s Executive Director Eli Cohen.
One new initiative that DiNapoli described was the NY State Small Business Development Center, which can offer considerable. He also spoke proudly about the efforts of his office in divesting the State from companies that improperly support Iran.
The meeting was also joined later by Crown Heights’ own State Assembly Member Karim Camara.
Camara discussed with CHJCC Board members possibilities for the Jewish Community to benefit from the recent developments in state funded private schools.
The PAC was represented at the meeting by PAC members Moshe Malamud and Chanina Sperlin. Also present was activist Eli Slavin.
Like the Comptroller, Camara is seeking the support of the Jewish community in his reelection bid on November 2. The PAC members indicated that they would be issuing endorsements closer to election day.