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.

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  1. Nice photos of nice people.

    Now, can YWN post something real, like an article that describes the ideas raised, the conclusions reached, and the benefit to Klal Yisroel? I am not against photos, but none of the ones here tell me anything about which problems were addressed, what steps were suggested to take to resolve them. It is not news that we suffer from many things in many different ways. Perhaps not all communities can implement the same strategies, though the camaraderie of the rabbonim would be useful. But pray tell, what was accomplished?