The Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition (FJCC) hosted a leadership meeting yesterday to introduce the NYPD’s new Commanding Officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, Chief Charles McEvoy to community leadership. In light of recent anti semitic attacks and an uptick in crime the meeting was an opportunity for yeshiva, shul and community leaders to discuss their concerns with NYPD brass.

The meeting, held at the Ohel building was attended by more than 50 leaders under the FJCC coalition. The meeting was coordinated by NYPD Brooklyn South Community Affairs Commander Lt. Ira Jablonsky who continuously works alongside the Chief day and night to ensure the community’s safety. Rabbi Moshe Scheinerman, Rov of Khal Bnei Yeshivos gave the opening invocation.

Senator Simcha Felder, Assembly Member Simcha Eichenstein, Council Members Kalman Yeger and Inna Vernikov participated to show solidarity for a safe, secure and flourishing community. Inspector Richie Taylor, Commanding Officer of Community Affairs brought a message of support from One Police Plaza.

Mayor Eric Adams and the FJCC honored police officers Meir Green and Jessica Morgan-Brown of the 76 precinct for their bravery in the line of duty. They rescued a transit rider who fell on the tracks in a video that went viral. The Mayoral award was presented by Senior Advisor to the Mayor Joel Eisdorfer and Commissioner of the Community Affairs Unit, Fred Kreizman.

Flatbush is the largest demographic and geographic Jewish community in New York encompassing six police precincts. The commanders of the 60, 61, 62, 63, 66, 70 precincts and their community affairs staff attended the meeting and interacted with the yeshiva and shul leaders. As Rabbi Rephael Netanel, Dean of Students at YDE stated “this crucial leadership interaction fosters relationships and communication that help keep our students safe.”

FJCC Chairman Josh Mehlman and executive board member Rafi Treitel chaired the meeting, welcoming the officers and the community leaders, whose attendance indicates their deep commitment to serving the community. The FJCC was established in July 2013 to unite the greater Flatbush Jewish community on communal, civic, and political concerns. The Coalition represents over 200 organizations, shuls, yeshivas, and Bais Yaakov schools.

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  1. the flatbush frum community is very lucky to have such dedicated, hard working leaders working on our behalf yomom vlayla and who follow daas Torah every second. We must be mevater to what they say and whom they endorse when elections come as they know what is best for us.

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