Zaki Tamir, Chairman of the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council (CHJCC), says he is looking to enhance and develop the services for local residents, but will need others to get involved.
“Anyone who has a desire to see Crown Heights become a better place has to be willing to make a personal investment,” Tamir told COLlive.com, referring to the new CHJCC advisory committees.
One of the things the community is most in need of is expertise and input of the people who live in the neighborhood, he said.
“The purpose of the volunteer committees is to identify long-term goals, brainstorm—and potentially implement—strategies to improve the quality of life for the residents of Crown Heights,” Tamir added.
Shortly after his election last June, Tamir declared that building volunteer committees was one of his priorities. “You can’t just sit around and expect something to change. You have to get involved,” he said.
To date, education, mental health and business networking committees have had preliminary meetings and will be officially inaugurated in the coming weeks.
The CHJCC is currently building committees for business networking and employment, community outreach, crisis intervention, education, housing, public affairs, real estate, community safety, technology and youth services.
Committees to work directly with the CHJCC for the Beis Din, Kashrus supervision and Mas Hakohol community tax are also being formed.
Tamir is asking anyone with knowledge in the above mentioned areas, or any others, to notify Committees Coordinator Yossi Moya at [email protected]