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Results of 2024 Crown Heights Elections

Following a full Sunday of voting and over 3 hours of ballot counting, the winners of the election for Crown Heights Jewish Community Council- Vaad Hakohol have been announced. Full Story

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It’s a fix
June 3, 2024 12:24 am

Bunk hei should’ve won

Reply to  It’s a fix
June 3, 2024 6:11 am

Best comment of the day

Reply to  It’s a fix
June 3, 2024 10:28 am

They did!

Mazal Tov!
June 3, 2024 12:24 am

I wish them much hatzlacha and I hope that they achieve great things b’darkei noam u’bedarkei shalom.

The one who had the highest percentage
June 3, 2024 12:29 am

The one who had the highest percentage should be the chairman, that is hildesheim son of shmuel mordechai שיחיו!! what is the question?!

Reply to  The one who had the highest percentage
June 3, 2024 5:17 am

Says who? Is it agreed upon rule?

If you remember this voting history, most votes does not mean most popular. Most votes think he must be in. Mathematically, it can very well be that most of those people do not think he should be a leader.

I agree with the first commenter on highest %
Reply to  CHT
June 3, 2024 11:15 am

Since some members of the slate received more than others, it is an indication that some members of slate have more votes of community confidence to lead than others, mathematically speaking,

Save East Flatbush

Reply to  The one who had the highest percentage
June 3, 2024 7:09 am

They will come to a consensus among themselves who they feel is best to be in that position. Not to worry.

1,811 = High Turnout?!
June 3, 2024 12:31 am

It is about 30% of the elegible voters in the Greater Crown Heights area!

There is close to 6,000 families in the Greater Crown Heights area.

This seems like the lowest turnout in years.

Wishing anshei Lubavitch lots of Hatzlacha in running Crown Heights for the next three years.

Reply to  1,811 = High Turnout?!
June 3, 2024 1:14 am

Eligible to vote are married men or single men over 30

Resident of ch
Reply to  1,811 = High Turnout?!
June 3, 2024 1:37 am

Where do you get your numbers from. Ch doesn’t have 6k family. And why are you steering up problems for no reason. If you have a problem like it seems. Then why wasn’t you name on the ballet. I guess you like to hear yourself.

Reply to  1,811 = High Turnout?!
June 3, 2024 6:14 am

It’s five people from the same shul with the same view I wish there was more diversity.

you could have ran
Reply to  Truth
June 3, 2024 11:00 am

Monday morning Quarterbacks!
you and or others could have joined the race, but you didn’t and they did!!
fair is fair

Reply to  1,811 = High Turnout?!
June 3, 2024 8:14 am

Ppl complain about everything going on in CH, but when it comes to make a change for the better they don’t show up. Imagine the voice we would have if 4-5000 ppl voted …
Shame on you if you didn’t vote.

Be informed
Reply to  Anash
June 3, 2024 12:02 pm

It is easy to say shame on you if you didn’t vote. As a man under 30 and not married I can’t vote. And to all the ladies who became widows to add insult to injury their voices don’t count they are not allowed to vote. Indeed let’s see the changes this big new group will bring. Let’s see who will be allowed to vote next time and there will be your answer.

Reply to  1,811 = High Turnout?!
June 3, 2024 9:05 am

If I remember correctly, it was less than 1,000 last time.

last time
Reply to  Nope
June 3, 2024 9:39 am
Mazal tov !!
June 3, 2024 12:37 am

Well done
Funny , the results are exactly as I predicted
Out with the old

June 3, 2024 12:58 am

When is the next elections?

The one who had the highest percentage
June 3, 2024 1:00 am

I’d like to correct myself with the proper title: Chairman הרה”ח ר’ בערל יחי’ בהרב החסיד התמים ר’ שמואל מרדכי יחי.
(the apple ב”ה doesn’t fall from from the tree or better said the apple ב”ה was is and forever will be connected to the tree).

June 3, 2024 1:00 am

Mazal tov! To Rabbi new
I knew you will win
I was praying for you

June 3, 2024 1:03 am

I remember learning with Rabbi halon
Was an honor
Such a nice person

Why not
June 3, 2024 2:23 am

Take all 7 & forget the vote

Parking ASAP
June 3, 2024 2:31 am

Whoever solves the parking crisis in CH deserves the chair. #Make change

Reply to  Parking ASAP
June 4, 2024 12:11 am

Best comment

Mazal Tov!
June 3, 2024 3:48 am

What exactly does the “Mishpat Shalom” arm do?

settle dispute
Reply to  Mazal Tov!
June 3, 2024 10:24 am

but its been dormant for 15 years

Reply to  settle dispute
June 3, 2024 4:18 pm

Has been reopened recently

Mishpat shalom
Reply to  Mazal Tov!
June 3, 2024 12:44 pm

Is to avoid a din torah and resolve a duspute

June 3, 2024 6:34 am

Wow well deserved Rabbi Halon

Silent majority
June 3, 2024 6:40 am

The young silent majority has spoken

Out with the old Biden camp in with the young trump camp

What about the mail in ballots?
June 3, 2024 7:06 am

When are they going to count them?

Full beards
June 3, 2024 7:17 am

It’s nice to see what looks like Lubavicher men who hold the values The Rebbe stood for, i.e. full beards

Time for big improvements
June 3, 2024 7:38 am

I hope we will see big changes very soon in the issues the community is facing .
Prove yourself capable!

June 3, 2024 7:45 am

Why aren’t divorced/single women and widowers allowed to vote??

its being worked on
Reply to  Women
June 3, 2024 10:26 am

that is what the Current bylaws say, word in the mikvah is that many of the netzigim are trying to have that changed (before the next election)

Be informed
Reply to  its being worked on
June 3, 2024 12:08 pm

Lots of talk talk and no action

I love our politicians
June 3, 2024 7:53 am

No neckties. 👔 Love it.

June 3, 2024 8:39 am

Hatzlocha rabba, I’m sure you will receive an added koach.
Keep the momentum going and gain communal backing by keeping us systematically informed of your goals and achievements.

June 3, 2024 9:21 am

Whoa! So this does not affect the CHJCC?

Reply to  SBG
June 3, 2024 3:24 pm

Not yet

Love this
June 3, 2024 9:25 am

Great leadership, bh we are in good hands.

This is a true dream team!

a big correction is needed
June 3, 2024 9:29 am

1,811 is a large turn out? Where? In never never land?? In 770 alone there are more eligible voters who attend daily! Yes I voted even though I don’t hold much hopes for this group as they will be upended by the same cabal running things now. The future of Ch is bleak indeed a disgrace to The Rebbe who no longer matters to many as he is nothing but a fund raising tool to them. It took them 3 hrs to count 1800 votes is a disgrace by itself

This election is a positive step forward
Reply to  a big correction is needed
June 3, 2024 10:36 am

Here’s a refined response incorporating your points: — 1,811 votes is actually quite significant, considering the criteria for eligible voters. The turnout only included individuals over 30, married or single, living in Crown Heights. It specifically excluded bochurim, those employed by 770, people who bring their kids to school here, and nearby shluchim who happen to daven in 770. Additionally, the list used for this election was based on the Tzach list, which is acknowledged to be outdated, but will be updated for the next election, G-d willing. Given that this election was organized by a few young, dedicated volunteers… Read more »

the dark ages
June 3, 2024 9:36 am

women can’t run or vote, is no one else disturbed by this?

Reply to  the dark ages
June 3, 2024 10:47 am

Many are

Be informed
Reply to  the dark ages
June 3, 2024 12:13 pm

From what I recall not a single ” young” man in that sea of ” young” candidates was able to bring himself to say the word ” woman” as well as ” single men” . That says it all. Young here and young there …. We shall see

Glad Kamman got in
June 3, 2024 9:59 am

I really wasn’t comfortable with a group of 5 running together, that doesnt seem balanced. I’m glad Kamman is in so we have more democracy and fair representation, not just a clique of 5. I think Kamman should be the leader, he has the maturity, wisdom, depth, intelligence and leadership ability.

Reply to  Glad Kamman got in
June 3, 2024 10:19 am

I agree. Problem is the other 5 have a background together so Kamman voice and vote is going to be overshadowed. I feel for him.

I'm sure he's a good guy
Reply to  Glad Kamman got in
June 3, 2024 4:17 pm

But he got the least votes of them all, by a wide margain. It does not make sense for him to be their leader. Hopefully he’ll know how to be part of the team, give his input here and there and do his part.

An important point.
Reply to  I'm sure he's a good guy
June 3, 2024 6:16 pm

That would make sense, but the 5 did run as a slate, heavily skewing numbers. Kamman ran individually and without campaigning. I’d say he was really elected by the community for who he is, more aligned with how an election would work. The good news is that it looks like a solid group. Much Hatzlocha.

That's not how numbers work
Reply to  An important point.
June 4, 2024 8:28 am

The numbers of the 5 guys don’t combine.
It’s not like “Oh, Kaman’s numbers were “on his own” while the other guys were able to pool together”

Reply to  I'm sure he's a good guy
June 3, 2024 10:44 pm

Really is bunk hei

June 3, 2024 12:19 pm

העוסקים בצרכי ציבור באמונה – הקב”ה ישלם שכרם

Yakov Kirschenbaum
June 3, 2024 12:39 pm


Congratulations Meir New (and the others)!!!

May you have much hatzlachah in your work for the Rebbe’s holy shchunah!

June 3, 2024 1:21 pm

It’s a shame that the day Crown Heights has its first election in a very long time, and people step up to work on behalf of the community, some of us felt compelled to write negative and derogatory things. If we ever expect to have capable leadership, we need to support and respect those who undoubtedly will be sacrificing family time, work time on behalf of us all.

As little kovod doesn’t cost much (zero) but goes a long way to encourage the effort.

Be a mentch!

Reply to  Negativity
June 4, 2024 12:15 am

Everyone’s quick at writing negative comments but not to step up and make a change in the community. They have families, a job and a life

Reply to  Negativity
June 4, 2024 8:30 am

Please someone write an op-ed on this! This needs more attention. It becomes hard to discern between valid complaining and misplaced complaining when you kvetch all the time, even at the wrong time.

A friend of the Vaad
June 3, 2024 3:34 pm

If the young men have intelligence and insight they will approach Rabbi Pinchos Woolstone to assist them in restructuring much of the work at the Vaad and CHJCC especially in the area of fundraising and governance.
He has proven expertise.

To a friend of the Vaad
Reply to  A friend of the Vaad
June 3, 2024 4:43 pm

I agree whole heartedly!!! And they should hire him as a consultant!! Mr. Woolstone has the experience and expertise..

Hatzlacha to all you guys!
June 3, 2024 4:13 pm

All the power to you.
Don’t be swayed by naysayers.
You have it in you and you will do it!
כאן צוה ה’ את הברכה!

way to go...
June 3, 2024 9:55 pm

i hope the new vaad will put in effort to bring crown heights to were it ought to be.

with a united community, we can get places we cannot get alone.

i think it would be right for them to invest the effort into bringing crown heights to becoming one united front.

together we can forge ahead.

So sad
June 4, 2024 12:13 pm

The appalling injustice of giving only men a voice! A 50 year old single woman must submit her voice to a 30 year old single man. A 65 year old grandmother, owner of a business in Crown Heights, has no voice in elections, but her barely literate grandson, who’s still looking for a shidduch and has no means of parnassah, is fully entitled to having his opinion count! A 45 year old widow, homeowner and business professional is not allowed an opinion, but her newly married unemployed son who’s living in her home with his new wife – he gets… Read more »

Feminist much?
June 5, 2024 7:27 am

Why the fixation on women voting? Or for that matter younger men who don’t have yet a stake in establishing themselves in the community? A family has a stake and the well-being of the community. What’s the point of a family having two votes, or for that matter having one person cancel out the vote of the other?
It’s one family one vote.