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Tuesday, 30 Shevat, 5780
  |  February 25, 2020

Young Panel to Address Questions, Concerns at Melave Malka

Tonight: A panel of young leaders will address the questions "How can our children find a place they can afford to live in Crown Heights?" "Why doesn’t the Community Council help with tuition?" "How are we supposed to keep safe on the streets?" and more at the free community Melava Malka. Full Story

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Is this for men only?
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Is this for men only?

Can women come too?

Follow Up Article?
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Follow Up Article?

Can we have a follow up article letting us know about the impact of the gathering?

Oy Ve
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Oy Ve

I was just reading the above comment on whether women can vote. Can you imagine if someone said, can blacks come too? Unfortunately this is the reality for CH. There should be tables set aside for women and men if there is an issue of women and men mixing. CHJCC gets public grant funding from the government. They cannot discriminate in holding public town hall meetings or in voting on CHJCC elections. If you don’t like the goyesha discrimination laws , don’t take the goyesha public money and don’t register as a goyesha non-profit. Yaacov Yudewitz

Community event
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Community event

Yes of course women can come

CH Senior
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CH Senior

Where do we submit questions and or topics we are interested in?

We were forced to move out of crown heights
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We were forced to move out of crown heights

Out growing our 2 bedroom apartmant in crown heights we were faced with paying mortgage suze rental3k and higher for a bigger space to house our family. Looking to buy a house we were faved with crazy sellers and money hungry realtors both obviously gauging and abusing their vantage point. This ridiculous gauging reached the housing market on East New York past the hospital. In addition most hoyses we saw needed major work and were tiny and so far away from the jewish crown heights. Out of sheer necessity for space at an affordable and safe Area we moved to… Read more »

Whats with younger growing families?
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Whats with younger growing families?

I hope this event will have the urgent EMERGENCY tone needed.
The real estate and rental situation is unsustainable for families forcing many to live in tiny ‘cages’ for an exorbitant amount of money with no other alternative.
What lies for the younger families is a mass exodus unless something is sriously done to retain young lunavitchers in the neighborhood.
Money drunk realtors and sellers are ruining the jewish community here and are essentially forcing their own kids and grandkids out for the mighty dollar.

We Were ALSO Forced to Move out of Crown Heights!!
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We Were ALSO Forced to Move out of Crown Heights!!

In response to the last comment, “We Were Forced to Move Out of Crown Heights,” I thought that I had written the comment as after ONLY 40 years of living in the ‘hood we were forced to move as well and guess what? to the Pomona/Suffern area…

Sound familiar?

Perhaps we are neighbors????

Hoping there are going to be
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Hoping there are going to be

VOTER REGISTRATION TABLES SET UP THERE !!
Numbers = power
Pretty basic

Chaim Deutsch
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Chaim Deutsch

Will this be addressed? I’m curious to know if our political liaisons will still encourage the community to vote for Yvette Clarke who has done nothing for us. It’s time to support one of our own Chaim Deutsch who has showed up for us any time there was crime

Agunas
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Agunas

Hi-
If any attendees are reading this can you please bring up the vital & tragic topic of Agunas

There are a few currently in CH who (along w their children )are suffering cruelly ,it’s horrid Agmas nefesh while their husbands live on unperturbed
The community must not tolerate this! The Halachas regarding how to treat Get refusers must be honored & implemented

CH Senior
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CH Senior

Important subject is seniors in Crown Heights.
How about senior housing.
Daily programs, especially for men who want to learn, even colel is not for everyone, those with hearing or vision problems need to be accommodated.
What about discounts or other benefits for seniors.

How is pomona cheaper than crown heights?
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How is pomona cheaper than crown heights?

As I’m reading a few comments I fail to understand how moving to pomona can be cheaper than crown heights. Houses are expensive in crown heights but bh schools work with families, we have kosher stores, conveniently opened at all times, and a family can live here without a car. Moving to pomona or any other community means a package: 2 cars, expensive property taxes, more expensive schools, commuting to work and going to many stores for groceries. Please explain to me the “cheaper pomona”… to me both come up to the same at the end.

Pomona NY
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Pomona NY

First if all in Pomona you can buy a big house with a nice yard to properly fill a Chasidic size family for 500k -600k. In crown Heights anything for that price is impossible. The only houses I saw in the outskirts of Crown Heights where 700k and up. Tiny and decrepid needing much work and money I dint have. Regardless a half hour walk to real Crown Heights for kids is unthinkable. Cars are needed true but you can buy used cars that work well for cheap. Schooling is an issue.Its different. The schools do work with you though.… Read more »

Berel
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Berel

Unfortunately, this event was completely misrepresented. I thought it was an event inviting the community to participate in some sort of process. It was actually an dinner commemorating the council’s 50th anniversary. When they introduced the politician who spoke about the unfortunate shared losses in the crown heights riots and mentioned how she supports the ‘secular’ yeshiva, they excused themselves acknowledging that to bring her to a ‘heimishe’ event was inappropriate, which of course it would have been, if this was actually a heimishe event. But it wasn’t. It was optics. An not only were the politicians not out of… Read more »

Spot on Brother
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Spot on Brother

The current problems were not addressed. 1) CHJCC Elections – No one spoke about why CHJCC elections have not occurred in 8 years and the current status of such elections. 2) Response to Recent Crime – The evening paid very little attention to the Mayor’s future “Neighborhood Coalitions” , the placement of future security cameras and how much money local city council persons are allocating to fight crime in the future. 3) The CHJCC took time to honor a woman who has done so much for the community over the years. They then said the woman was City Councilwoman Laurie… Read more »

Living in Pomona Responds to question posed above
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Living in Pomona Responds to question posed above

Hard to believe, but the truth.

We were given NO CHOICE.

Just think about it! Seniors (Baruch Hashem) being FORCED to leave their
home after 40 years!!!!! due to a rental increase of close to $1000!!!!

There are actually folks who speak the truth.
Folks who look out for others not only their own pocketbooks!

It’s too little way too late for any “leaders???” (what leaders????) to assist those who desperately need it!!!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I am a senior and planning to leave CH cant afford the rent anymore since I retired and live in a walkup why dont you think about building affordable housing except condos so maybe more people might not be forced out to move

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