Vaad Hakohol Chairman Zaki Tamir met with more than a dozen teachers and administrators of Crown Heights schools Wednesday morning.
The meeting explored the needs of local schools, and opportunities for collaboration with the Community Council and each other.
“I’m an attorney. I know nothing about what it takes to run a school,” Tamir said, “so it’s very important for us to be having this dialogue. I want to know what we can do to help our mosdos.”
Tamir stressed that everyone would gain from greater cooperation, especially in regards to government grants.
“Education spending in New York State is one of the only areas that has survived the financial crisis,” Tamir said. “We’ve got to take advantage of that.”
The meeting was the unofficial launch of the CHJCC’s Education Committee, intended to help mosdos pool resources and ideas. “There is a wealth of talent and experience in Crown Heights,” said Volunteer Committee Coordinator Yossi Moya, “there’s no question that if we share ideas that we’ll see real results.”
Shortly after his election last June, Tamir declared that building community volunteer committees was one of his priorities.
The CHJCC is now forming committees for: Business Networking & Employment, Community Outreach, Crisis Intervention, Education, Housing, Public Affairs, Real Estate, Safety, Technology and Youth Services. Committees to work directly with the CHJCC for the Beis Din, Kashrus and Mas Hakohol are also being formed.
Tamir has urged anyone interested in serving on these committees to contact Yossi Moya at [email protected]