By COLlive reporter
A group of Long Island Chabad Rabbis met with Anthony Santino, Supervisor of the Town of Hempstead, NY, at his invitation for a special Pre-Pesach meeting.
Hempstead is the most populous town in the United States, located in the southwest part of Nassau County, New York, with 22 incorporated villages and a large Jewish population.
Chabad of Merrick’s Rabbi Shimon Kramer presented the Supervisor with a box of Shmurah Matzah and the bestselling book “The Secret of Chabad.”
Santino spoke highly of the local and international work of Chabad, recognizing its abilities to bring good will and inclusiveness to the widest community. He spoke vividly of the honors bestowed on him at Chabad celebrations by Rabbis Itzik Goldschmidt of Chabad of Valley Stream and Rabbi Yossi Lieberman of Chabad of West Hempstead.
Rabbi Zalman Wolowik of Chabad of the Five Towns expressed appreciation to the Town for adding a new Stop sign at a dangerous corner.
“Thank you, Mr. Supervisor for all your help in facilitating our first Public Menorah event in East Meadow, NY,” remarked Rabbi Yisroel Halon of Chabad of East Meadow.
Rabbi Yossi Lipskier of Chabad at Adelphi University and Nochum Tenneboim of Chabad of Hewlett shared the Rebbe’s view on the importance of leadership.
“There was a time when we all had black hair,” joked Rabbi Anchelle Perl of Chabad of Mineola, portraying an older picture of the Supervisor joining Rabbi Levi Gurkov and himself, at the Children’s Matzah Factory many years ago.
The meeting was joined by Hempstead Councilman Anthony D’Esposito and Avi Fertig, Special Assistant to the Hempstead Town Board.