The Albany battle to achieve tax credits for Yeshiva parents was high on the busy agenda, as the community’s number one priority. As political leader of Brooklyn, with the states largest Assembly delegation, its is imperative for activists to bring the Borough President voice to conversation and ask him to be publically supportive and encourage the boros large assembly delegation to stand with the needs of the non public school community. Brooklyn has the most Yeshiva students of any county in the state and a very sizable catholic and parochial school population. A working plan was developed to assist the massive efforts in the few days remaining to get a bill passed in the Assembly before the session ends.
Josh Mehlman, FJCC Chairman, expressed the community’s sincere appreciation to the Borough President for his willingness to get personally involved in this vital issue.
Photo Caption: (L-R) Chaskel Bennett, Peter Rebenwurzel, Borough President Eric Adams, Leon Goldenberg, Josh Mehlman, Avi Schick, Hashi Herzka.