March 18, 2013 | Yeshiva World News
Yesterday, at a community breakfast in Midwood, Brooklyn, over 40 Orthodox Jewish activists turned out to discuss issues of importance to the community with Public Advocate and Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio, as well as to thank him for his work on behalf of the community over the years. De Blasio represented some of the most heavily Jewish orthodox neighborhoods in New York during his time in the City Council, and has worked closely with leaders across the city as Public Advocate. Mr. de Blasio discussed his efforts to restore city funding for child care vouchers, the importance of quality education for pre-K students across New York, and the creation of affordable housing for expanding communities all around the city.
“Bill de Blasio has as strong a history as anyone working with the Orthodox Jewish community. He has been there time and again when the city budget and a bureaucratic government has left many families and organizations feeling left out in the cold. A de Blasio administration would have no learning curve on the needs of Jewish New Yorkers — he would be ready on day one,” said Leon Goldenberg, who hosted the breakfast event for Mr. de Blasio.