Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier, spiritual leader of the Fifth Avenue Synagogue since 2003 and chairman of the Manhattan Eruv Committee, has permanently moved to Israel with his wife Elana, an attorney, and their four children.
The New York City Parks Dept. opposed creation of a West Side eruv in the late 1980s but “the mayor’s office [Koch] came down hard” on the dept. and the eruv went up, said Rabbi Saul Berman in a 2013 discussion that was videotaped.
Gadi Dechter, a former journalist and senior advisor for the National Security Council and National Economic Council of the Obama administration, has moved to APCO Worldwide to heads its public affairs operation in Washington.
The new board of Westhampton Beach, meeting for the first time last night, ended medical/dental benefits for trustees. It also heard 10-minutes by Jack O’Dwyer on the multi-million dollar threat posed by backers of an eruv Jewish religious boundary in WHB.
FitzGibbon Media and Blackbird orchestrated PR for the removal by activists of the Confederate Battle Flag from the South Carolina Statehouse on the morning of funerals held for victims of the AME Church massacre in Charleston.
The victory of challengers Brian Tymann and Rob Rubio over incumbents Patricia DiBendetto and Hank Tucker June 19 in Westhampton Beach is a rebuke to the tight-lipped administration of Mayor Marie Moore.
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