(By Yehudit Garmaise)
Today, mayoral candidate Eric Adams added to his growing list of Orthodox Jewish endorsements: a coalition of growing and thriving Staten Island Jewish groups and the influential Sephardic Community Federation (SCF), which is based in Flatbush.
Among the Staten Island supporters were Grand Rabbi Tzvi Pollack, shlita, Harav Chaim Yehuda Pollack, shlita, who is rosh kollel of Kehilas Agudath Shomrei Hadas, Grand Rebbe of Grossvidan, Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, Ari Weiss, Mark Weiss, the executive coordinator of Hatzolah Staten Island, Avrum Shmiel Rosenberg, Gabie Pinny Markowitz, Dudi Handler, David Schonfeld, and Zecharia Roth Mirocznik.
“Eric Adams is the best candidate to lead us,” said Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, who is the founder of COJO of Staten Island.
Mr. Ari Weiss, a community activist who co-endorsed Adams, said, “Eric is not just a friend who I’ve known for years, he a loyal person to our community, to every community.
“He bridges every community together.
“Any time any problem was up and coming, Eric was their Number One, tackling it and helping everyone out: no matter what area it was, no matter what capacity. I am proud to say that we endorse Eric Adams, and I hope everyone will vote, and Eric will be our next mayor.”
The support of the SCF and Staten Island comes less than a week after the Crown Heights community and the Far Rockaway Jewish Alliance endorsed Adams, who served in the NYPD for 22 years, and represented Brooklyn’s 20th Senate District as a state senator from 2006 to 2013.
“He’s always followed through on every promise, and he is well-qualified to be our next mayor,” said Mr. Ronnie Tawil, an SCF co-chairman.
The Jewish Press and the Jewish Voice have also endorsed Brooklyn’s borough president.
In addition, Adams is a finalist this week to gain the endorsement of the Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO) in Flatbush.
Early voting begins on June 12 for the New York City mayoral primary, which will take place on June 22.
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