Photos: Flatbush Rabbonim Deliberate Important Issues At Forum

Over forty Rabbonim representing a cross section of the Flatbush community gathered recently to deliberate important issues at an FJCC coordinated meeting.

Among the topics on the agenda was a presentation on technology and its impact on Yeshiva and Bais Yaakov students by Rabbi Mordechai Kirschenbaum, Menahel of Yeshiva Ateret Torah; and a FJCC effort to help needy families on a weekly basis in partnership with Masbia of Flatbush, by the executive director of Masbia, Alexander Rapaport.
The Rabbonim who attended were from all segments of the greater Flatbush area, including the Sephardic, Chasidishe, Russian, Yeshiva and Litvish communities. A committee was formed to work on vital communal issues.
Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Leiff, Rov of Agudath Israel Bais Binyamin, stated “It is important for our Rabbonim to meet on common relevant issues. It is through this type of united effort that we can effectively accomplish great things for our Flatbush Kehila.”
Rabbi Mordechai Twerski, Rov of Bais Medrash Ateres Shloime, explained that “The Rabbonim are facing the toughest challenges in our community. They need and want to meet these challenges. It is essential that the Rabbonim take upon themselves responsibility through which Klal Yisroel can gain true Torah guidance”
The meeting was chaired by Josh Mehlman, chairman of the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition, FJCC, and hosted by Rabbi Aharon Harari-Raful at Congregation Keter Torah.


  1. We need to reinstate the chasuna guidelines people are getting in the habit of spending money they don’t have.
    Ban smoking.
    Remove hechsher from marijuana products that the o u endorsed and are now used for the high holidays weekly.
    Appeals to Verizon and ATT to stop the WiFi. Kosher stores should not offer WiFi to its customers.
    Lengthen the Yeshiva afternoon so there will be less fraterrazations and hook up culture.
    A kol koray by Pesach.


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