On October 13, 2016, Brooklyn Borough President Adams announced a “Faith-Based Initiative” that would provide $2,250,000 to churches across the borough of Brooklyn. [See http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/10/13/borough-hall-puts-faith-and-funding-affordable-housing-central-brooklyn.] Upon learning of same, I wrote to the borough president, inquiring about any assistance to synagogues in Brooklyn. More than two months have passed and I have not received any response thereto, or to several follow-up calls.
This is patently unacceptable. There are many shuls in our community that should have received similar funding. I encourage the Yated readership to call the borough president’s office at 718.802.3795 and let their voice be heard.
Any officer of a shul who wishes to join in a formal complaint may contact my office at AaronTykLaw@Gmail.com.
Aaron Tyk, Esq