Elected officials (and the two candidates for the 80th Assembly District Special Election) joined the roomful of people to see the Honorees of the Pelham Parkway and Bronx Jewish Community Councils.
Greetings to those gathered were given by JCCPP President Charles Landsberg, JCCPP Executive Director David Edelstein, and BJCC Executive Director Brad Silver. The recipient of the Senator Abraham Bernstein Memorial Award was Congressman Joseph Crowley, who district covers parts of Queens and the Bronx. The recipient of the Blanche Comras Rifkin Community Service Award was the 49th Precinct Community Council, with President Joe Thompson. The Community Service Award By the JCCPP and BJCC was given to Mr. Steven Glosser. The BJCC Volunteer Initiative Award were given to BJCC volunteers Jane Chaney, Marc Karell, Rebecca Korbin, Ariela & Simone & Ethan Feinblum, Diane Rosen, Neil Schwartzreich, Larry Thaul, and the Westchester Day School. More photos of the Breakfast are below.
Above - Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark speaks about the importance of community organizations to local communities.
Below - State Senator Jeff Klein told of how he got involved with the JCCPP as one of its Presidents many years ago.
Above - Councilman Mark Gjonaj spoke of how he learned that twenty-five percent of the recipients of the BJCC Food Pantry were of his native Albanian origin.
Below - Congressman Joseph Crowley receives the Senator Abraham Bernstein Memorial Award.
Above - The 49th Precinct Council receives the Blanche Comras Rifkin Community Service Award.
Below - Never at a loss for words 49th Precinct Council President Joe Thompson thanks the JCCPP and BJCC for recognizing the Precinct Council.