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Flatbush Shomrim Activities in October

Oct. 1, 3:15am– One under (arrested) for multiple car break-ins in the area of Ave. M and East 22nd.

Oct.4,3:00am– One under for multiple car break-ins
(32's in PD (Police Department) code) and resisting arrest. Person attempted to flee from PD and was chased and caught by FSSP (Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol) and held for NYPD 61 Pct. Incredibly, this perpetrator had 82 priors!

Oct. 5,5:00pm– One under for possession and selling of narcotics in the area of East 18th and Quentin. This perpetrator upon being confronted by PD fled and was boxed in by FSSP pursuing vehicles. As he was fleeing, he ditched the drugs. Three bags of cocaine and heroin were recovered by our members who initiated a canvass.

Oct. 8,1:30am– Flatbush Shomrim members on patrol observed a car driving erratically on Kings Highway and East 9th. Subject was subsequently arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI).

Oct. 8,4:45am– A two-year-old child was found wandering aimlessly in his pajamas in the area of Ocean Parkway and Ave. M. After a swift response and house to house canvass, the child was reunited with his parents. He apparently walked out of an open back door which led to the sukkah. A potential tragedy was Baruch Hashemaverted. 

Oct. 11, 12:45am– One under for DWI – hit and run in the area of East 2nd and Quentin. After following said individual for a distance, he was finally apprehended and arrested on Coney Island Ave. and Neck Road.

Community members who have been victimsof a crime – please cooperate with PD and Flatbush Shomrim. Two components must be present for an arrest to take place – a complaint (you) and a witness.

Think Safety!

Open House at Bet Yaakov
of the Jersey Shore Nov. 14th

Bet Yaakov of the Jersey Shore will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, November 14th at 7:30 pm at the school, located at 200 Wall Street, West Long Branch, NJ. They encourage all parents looking for schooling options to come see for themselves this treasure on the Jersey Shore.

At BYJS a high level of education is combined with a passion to grow. Their curriculum is constantly improving by using the latest resources, skilled based programs, and innovative lessons. The Limudei Kodeshdepartment, under the leadership of
Mrs. Leah Frankel, is focused on instilling the girls with yirat shamayim and Jewish pride. Students graduate with a vast amount of knowledge in all Judaic subjects. Additionally, there is an active G.O. and the girls are instilled with proper middot.

Hashanaprograms add a special ruachto the school and teach the girls many valuable lessons. The general studies department has been taken to a new level by their principal, Mrs. Chaya Elbaum. It boasts an extensive and professional curriculum. The school also hosts a state of the art science lab, and an up to date library. In addition to the standard curriculum, classes are also offered in art, computers, and Phys Ed. The resource room is staffed by professional and dedicated teachers who provide remedial instruction, furthering the school’s mission to help every student succeed.

In Bet Yaakov every student is a shining star, and in the school's loving and warm atmosphere, every girl truly shines!

Councilman Chaim Deutsch Receives Outpouring of Support from NYPD Police Unions

Councilman Chaim Deutsch proudly received the support of all five NYPD police unions in his re-election bid for the 48th council district seat.

Deutsch, who is a member of the New York City Council Public Safety Committee, has a
well-established reputation for working closely with the Police Department and community residents to bring down crime rates. Since Deutsch began his first term, the 48th district has become one of the safest communities in the
city, with the highest crime reduction numbers in all 77 New York City police precincts.

PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said, “New York City police officers need allies in the City Council who will support us in the difficult, dangerous work we do to protect all New Yorkers. Council MemberChaim Deutsch has demonstrated a commitment to issues that are most important to police
officers – including fair pay, adequate benefits, and appropriate equipment. We hope the New Yorkers in his district will recognize his willingness to support the women and men who keep our streets safe, and will join us in making sure he can continue that support in the City Council.”

Deutsch’s commitment to law enforcement is demonstrated in his legislative record, and he is a fierce advocate of allowing police discretion in crime-fighting. A firm believer in the Broken Windows Theory, Deutsch opposed several bills to decriminalize quality of life offenses.

“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the men and women that we trust to keep us safe,” said Councilman Chaim Deutsch. “We have had a great partnership during the past four years, and I am committed to ensuring that our police officers have the tools and resources they need to do their jobs. I look forward to continuing to work together to reduce crime in our district.”

Ivanka Trump Spotted Shopping for an Etrog and Lulav in Deal, NJ

On October 1st, President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, was spotted shopping for an etrog and lulavahead of Sukkot at the Etrogim Center on Norwood Ave in Deal, NJ.

Mrs. Trump was seen exiting
the New Jersey store with her
son Joseph, four, while several secret service members guarded the area.

A community member who was present at the time said that Ivanka’s mother-in-law was also shopping at the store, and that Ivanka’s children
eagerly helped Mrs. Kushner choose her etrog, lulav, and sukkah decorations.

David Greenfield Opens $4.4 Million New Park in Bensonhurst

Councilman David G. Greenfield and Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Marty Maher cut the ribbon last month ona $4.4 million renovation to Seth Low Park, located at Bay Parkway and 74th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn.

The park, which was originally acquired by the city in 1924, now features improved paths and fields as well as beautiful landscaping. Greenfield funded the project as part of his office's $35 million commitment to renovate all thirteen parks in his district. He is the only Council Member to achieve this feat.

“This park is very centrally located. It's near a library, senior centers, and several schools,” Greenfield said. “This park is on the edge of my district, but I promised that I would renovate every single park in my district. The reason I'm so committed to this is because everyone deserves a beautiful park for their quality of life. That's why I'm renovating all thirteen parks and playgrounds in my district."

"Better parks mean better quality of life, not just for children but for everyone who lives in this community," Greenfield said.

Agudath Israel of America Commends
U.S. Attorney General for Religious Liberty Memorandum

Agudath Israel of America has commended U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for issuing a Memorandum clarifying and enhancing religious liberty protections in federal law.

The Attorney General issued the Memorandum on October 6, 2017 in response to an Executive Order from President Trump. As October 6th coincided with Sukkot, Agudath Israel was not able to respond to the issuing of the Memorandum immediately, but wanted to take the first opportunity tothank the Attorney General for this important contribution.

In a letter authored by Rabbi Chaim David Zwiebel, Executive Vice President of Agudath Israel, the Orthodox organization thanked the Attorney General for producing “a legal document that staunchly defends the rights of individuals and organizations to receive accommodation for their religious beliefs and observances. It emphasizes the prohibitions in federal law against discrimination against individuals and organizations based on their religious beliefs and observances, and also clarifies the rights of religious organizations to receive government benefits within constitutional bounds.”

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Host Chai Lifeline Children at the White House

Not too many people get the opportunity to go bowling at the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley in the White House. Even fewer people get to
bowl with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

A group of Chai Lifeline Mid-Atlantic children did both during an eventful Tuesday Hol Hamoedtrip to the WhiteHouse.

The children, accompanied by case manager Rivkah Flaum, enjoyed an exclusive VIP tour of the White House. Their day began with a meeting with Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson. The group was inspired by the words of Dr. Carson, who is also a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon.

They then enjoyed a VIP tour of the East Wing and the Office of the Vice President. After a delicious lunch and an excursion to the National Museum of Natural History, the Chai Lifeline group headed back to the White House for bowling at the Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley, which is housed right in the White House.

They were surprised by a visit from Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, who wished the families a Hag Sameachbefore returning to their responsibilities.

Chai Lifeline reports the kids and their parents were star-struck and blown away by the couple’s warmth and compassion. They thanked Jared and Ivanka for giving the families an experience they will never forget.