November 21, 2021 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #2031620
I know there are a number of frum elected officals, other then in Israel I was wondering where else visable frum [like wearing shaytil / yalmulkes] people have gotten elected. I know there are quite a number in NY and NJ.November 21, 2021 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm #2031651
The frum community is much better off — and more effective in the halls of power — finding a gentile that we elect into office, that works for our communal needs, than to have a Jewish or frum person serve in office for us.November 21, 2021 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #2031662AviraDeArahParticipant
Ujm, i agree that that’s usually the caae, but there have been some frum politicians that have been true שלוחי דרבנןNovember 22, 2021 8:01 am at 8:01 am #2031769
UJM I guess you dont know how to read, I didnt ask for the halacha/ haskafa angle of it, just the actual number of frum elected peopleNovember 22, 2021 8:03 am at 8:03 am #2031805
Jason Stein in Cleveland.
Yitzy Schliefer in Baltimore.November 22, 2021 8:10 am at 8:10 am #2031811GadolhadorahParticipant
When you add the “visible” caveat to frum, relatively few outside the NY/NJ metro area. Very small numbers of elected/appointed officials in Maryland, Illinois, Florida, Colorado and Florida and in those cases just one or two, unless you get down the very local board levels where you may have several more.November 22, 2021 8:23 am at 8:23 am #2031826
Yeah, though orthodox or maybe even conservative but visibly Jewish without necessarily frum dress is relatively much more prevalent outside the Greater New York Area.November 22, 2021 8:24 am at 8:24 am #2031818Little FroggieParticipant
“UJM I guess you dont know how to read..”
1) Maybe he knows how to read but chose not to
2) Maybe he read and is not addressing the question
3) Maybe that’s his way of addressing the question
4) Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking aboutNovember 22, 2021 8:48 am at 8:48 am #2031840CTLAWYERParticipant
Not currently holding an elected post, gave that up when I turned 62, but on a Town Commission, elected member of the Democratic Town Committee, delegate to Sate and National Party Conventions for 40+ years.
In my previous town, I served two terms elected to the Legislative Council
In my current Town of more than 30 years:
I was elected and reelected to the Town Council
Elected and served a 5 year term on Planning and Zoning Commission
Elected and served a 4 year term on Board of Education
This is in Connecticut.
My eldest sister was elected and served a term on the School Committee (what they call Board of Education) in her Boston area town, Her eldest daughter was elected and served a term on their Town Council, she did not seek reelection as she was hired as a school employee and it would have been a conflict of interest.November 22, 2021 9:28 am at 9:28 am #2031875
CS: I read it quite well. I simply decided to ignore what you asked for.November 22, 2021 11:04 am at 11:04 am #2032031
UJM: learn to seperate fact from opinion
Fact: Leafs fall from the tree during autumn
Opinion 1 Its a great time of year becuase get to see the fall foilage
Opinion 2 It an annoying time of year becaus to have to rake up all the leafsNovember 22, 2021 11:24 am at 11:24 am #2032040
CS: I’m not a journalist.November 22, 2021 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm #2032058
My Brother told me there are qute a number of frum elected people in LondonNovember 22, 2021 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm #2032073GadolhadorahParticipant
“I’m not a journalist…
Azoy. And we thought you were on the staff of The Forward.November 22, 2021 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #2032257
@GH, there was a frum assemblyman in IL. serveral State elected official in NY and NJ I think in CA as well, I know at the local level we have quite a fewNovember 22, 2021 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #2032322KuvultParticipant
Maryland has a Frum delegate in the State House.
Dalya Attar graduated Bais Yaakov then became a Lawyer.November 22, 2021 8:12 pm at 8:12 pm #2032335Always_Ask_QuestionsParticipant
There are many Jews who occupy a position of politician’s in-laws. Clinton, Trump, Biden ..November 22, 2021 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #2032341yungermanSParticipant
Lakewood NJ has many jewish elected officials on many different levels from township positions to senators to board positionsNovember 22, 2021 8:53 pm at 8:53 pm #2032395
@yungernanS is there a frum person who was elected in Jackson?November 22, 2021 9:48 pm at 9:48 pm #2032403
There was a write in for an empty seat on the BOE last year. He lost reelection this year.November 23, 2021 6:41 am at 6:41 am #2032536yungermanSParticipant
There’s a Jewish board member on the Jackson board of Education his name is Tzvi HermanNovember 23, 2021 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm #2032695
I was checking around there are 15 Village/ Towns / Cities with majority frum boards and about the same amount with at least 1 member.
Majority frum boards:
South Blooming Grove
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