PHOTOS: Hundreds Gather For Renaming Of Crown Heights Street As “Sarah And Michoel Behrman Way”


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Attending the event were Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assemblymember Diana Richardson, New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene, Council Member Kalman Yeger, Pinny Ringel from the office of mayor Bill De Blasio, District Leader Geoffrey A. Davis, Nathan Rosenberg from the office of Council Member Chaim Deustch, Kings County Judge Loren Baily, former congressional candidate Adem Bunkeddeko, and Community Board 9 Chair Pat Baker.

Rabbi Shea Hecht, chairman of NCFJE, opened the program with Tehilim, Cantor Shloime Rabin sang “G-d bless America,” and family friend Mendy Simon sounded the shofar, and the Behrmans’ niece Amy Baily shared greetings from the family.

The Behrmans resided on Carroll between Brooklyn and New York since 1983, and were the longest Chassidic family living on the block.

Sarah worked as an advocate and case manager at the HASC organization which services children with special needs. Michoel was the director of Operation Survival, a drugs prevention program under the National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education (NCFJE).

“I am proud to honor the legacies of Sarah and Michoel Behrman with this street co-naming,” said Council Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, who sponsored the co-naming bill.

“Their commitment to the Crown Heights community and their critical work to advance education and civil rights is a model for all of us as we aim to strengthen and improve our communities,” she said.

“I am humbled by the outpouring of love and support from the community and elected officials. It means a lot to me that my parents’ good work will be remembered,” said Yaacov Behrman.

Photos by Photos: Itzik Roytman

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