Nov 5, 2018
Crown Heights PAC Endorses
Photos, top to bottom: Chele Farley visits the Ohel,Tish James and Kathy Hochul visit Crown Heights

The Political Action Committee of Crown Heights has announced its endorsements for tomorrow's crucial General Elections.

Tuesday, November 6, is General Election day, and Crown Heights residents are urged to vote, as these elections are crucial to our community, the Crown Heights PAC has announced.

Zaki Tamir, Chanina Sperlin and Devorah Halberstam of The Crown Heights PAC are supporting the following candidates:

Chele Farley – Republican – for United States Senate

Chele is running against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who has shown herself to be less than a reliable friend of Israel, voting against punishing the Palestinian Authority for payments to terrorists and withdrawing her support from legislation that would protect Israel from Boycotts. Gillibrand has campaigned alongside such anti-Israel personalities as Linda Sarsour. A vote for Farley will send a message to Gillibrand not to take our community for granted.

Farley visited the Rebbe's Ohel in Queens last week, and has received the endorsement of NY former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

Andrew Cuomo Governor
Kathy Hochul Lt Governor
Thomas DiNapoli Comptroller

Yvette Clarke for Congress

Letitia (“Tish”) James for Attorney General
A close friend of the community, Tish was our Council Member before she became Public Advocate and she never fails to mention Crown Heights and its Jewish Community wherever she goes in the halls of power. With our help in the election, she will be a friend of our community as Attorney General.

Zellnor Myrie State Senate

Remember to turn over the ballot and vote No, No, No to the 3 ballot questions.

Polls are open from 6 am to 9 pm in Brooklyn.

To find your local polling site, click here.

For more information on candidates, visit

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Opinions and Comments
Education please...
What are the three ballot questions?
(11/5/2018 1:42:06 PM)
Vote Republican down the ballot!!!
Letitia (“Tish”) James is worthless, she will do nothing and distract the public with her hate towards Trump. She will be busy attacking Trump instead of focusing on what NY needs.
(11/5/2018 1:53:21 PM)
Anti israel =anti Semite
A vote for clark and james is a vote against israel and a vote for Hamas and therefore a vote against what chabad and the rebbe fought for
Vote republican only
(11/5/2018 2:01:53 PM)
It's shocking that they didn't endorse Jesse Hamilton who did so much for our community. His support of our community and for Israel was what his opponent in the primary used to defeat him narrowly. But he is still running as an Independent and he surely deserves our support & Hakiras Hatov.
(11/5/2018 2:10:45 PM)
There are some Libertarians on the ballot that would let us bring our guns to shul. They will have my vote.
(11/5/2018 2:52:42 PM)
Vote republican
I will vote straight republican hope everybody goes to vote and votes republican .go president trump
(11/5/2018 3:10:20 PM)
What is wrong with our leaders,
Andrew Cuomo? His opponent, is actually pro Israel, and will lower taxes, build the infrastructure, btw its a pretty close race for them, vote for MOLINARO.
Her opponent is lutchi gayot, he will support Israel and will give school choice, will support small businesses. Vote lutchi gayot for Congress.

(11/5/2018 3:26:40 PM)
Thank you for taking the time and interest to represent our community politically.
(11/5/2018 3:35:28 PM)
Would like more info
Why are we supposed to support Zellnor Myrie over Jesse Hamilton?
And is Tish James really who we want?
What about Yvette Clark?
(11/5/2018 4:11:13 PM)
BS”D They recommend based on who will win not on morals, the only problem is that the winner anyway ignores the Community. It’s a busha to the name Lubavitch to endorse such a corrupt Govenor, a pro gay, a pro abortion Chas v sholem and to ignore a friend Hamilton, the day will come that he pays us back, ignore these recommendations, we need our own pac, this pac does not understand the fundamentals of politics which is that even if we do not endorse the winner, if the loser makes a half decent showing the winner will look to curry our favor which is no need to do to those that voted for him
(11/5/2018 4:41:42 PM)
Ballot Questions
Read the questions carefully before checking no. I think yes, no, yes.
(11/5/2018 5:18:01 PM)
Am I voting for the PAC's Slate? ABSOLUTELY!!!
(11/5/2018 5:33:56 PM)
Shocking that those who call for Hakoras Hatov, resent the Hakoras Hatov for Rubaskin.

(11/5/2018 5:37:33 PM)
To #1 2 3 & the rest....
AGREE 10000%
The Democratic party don't deserve our vote....
(11/5/2018 5:39:27 PM)
Please vote for Jesse Hamilton as independent!
(11/5/2018 5:41:27 PM)
Ballot Questions
1) lower campaign donation limits and more City money to candidates
2) new unnecessary commission for public engagement. Less discretion for city council member funding
3) term limits and more diversity for community boards
(11/5/2018 6:22:45 PM)
Why would any frum yid vote democratic anymore???
(11/5/2018 6:49:09 PM)
Please explain why we should vote no to the 3 questions
Just wondering
(11/5/2018 6:56:36 PM)
Absentee Ballot Voters
Unfortunately, these endorsements being only revealed now do not help those who send in their vote via absentee ballots earlier than Nov 6. Please consider for future elections disclosing this type of information earlier so such voters will have the community's endorsements available.
(11/5/2018 7:03:56 PM)
Do not represent our (C.H.) views
Zaki and Sperling do not represent our (C.H.) views.
Vote Republican or Conservative down the line.
Don't forget to vote for Jesse Hamilton running as Independent.
Vote for Molinaro not Cuomo.
(11/5/2018 7:06:29 PM)
#20 has it right
Vote Republican or Conservative down the line.
Don't forget to vote for Jesse Hamilton running as Independent.
Vote for Molinaro not Cuomo.
(11/5/2018 7:19:57 PM)
Flatbush yid
It’s very important that every frum yid vote Republican down the line. Right now there is only a thirteen point difference between cuomo and his republican challanger. If all the frum communities would unite we could have a Republican governor and save our values and increase our safety. Why are we sitting back. Go vote republican down the line in New York and New Jersey.
(11/5/2018 8:18:38 PM)
I was a staunch democrat years ago but my oh my how the tides have changed. Republican or conservative down the line.
(11/5/2018 8:22:39 PM)
Republican all the way
The world has changed and so did the Democratic party. Not worthy of our votes. Why does everyone think it's a given Democrats will get the Jewish vote with out proving they deserve it!
(11/5/2018 8:23:51 PM)
20 is right!!!
Straight republican / conservative!!!!
Don't even think of voting for cuomo!
What a chutzpah of these so called activists, to tell us to vote for such people.
(11/5/2018 9:00:11 PM)
Vote Republican down the ballot!!!
Please everyone - vote Republican down the ticket! Our wonderful President needs all the support he can get. We don't need haters in office trying to derail him.
(11/5/2018 9:19:43 PM)
again we fail to support those who help us mainly Jesse Hamilton. Yes he is still on the ballot. we should vote Jesse Hamilton for senate
(11/5/2018 9:40:00 PM)
Cuomo made first anti-BDS order
Andrew Cuomo was first governor to sign anti-BDS order

I think you shouldn't dismiss the PACs recommendations without doing some research.

Party doesn't mean everything, please use your brains

(11/5/2018 9:44:34 PM)
Yep, Republican down the ballot
(11/5/2018 11:09:02 PM)
Everyone must go out and vote!
(11/6/2018 3:23:08 AM)
CH woman
I feel very under represented, looking at these pictures and in general, reading COL and seeing who makes the noise and the news presses in our community. How did these men get involved? How long will these same guys be the movers and shakers? It would benefit our community if the candidates met more of us, not just the same few, almost exclusively male, representatives running the show.
I myself have no political ambitions and I'm camera shy so those of you who think I'm jealous and want the kavod are totally wrong. I'm not one who needs attention.
Secondly, it would be helpful if this PAC would put up a notice like this more in advance. Give people more time to research and put election day in their calendar.
Lastly, please explain, at least briefly, why you feel each the selected candidates deserve our votes! And explain the ballot questions!
We deserve more information and transparency in our representation!
(11/6/2018 6:10:23 AM)
The Rebbe's position
"The Rebbe advocated throughout the years the necessity for the people to make their decision on the vote and discouraged the intervention of Jewish leaders or Rabbanim from taking sides or aligning with a single party or candidate.[10] In the Rebbes words “One should vote for the most Torah observant party/candidate” regardless of that parties or candidates’ person sectorial affiliation."Letter written 15th Teves 5714 “As is known, Lubavitch is very careful to avoid any political affiliation. This applies to Eretz Hakodesh as well as other countries. This was a directive from the Rebbe Rayatz which I upkeep.”; Sicha 6th MarCheshvon 5714; Meeting by dollars distribution on 6th Nissan 5750 with a reporter from Kol Yisrael “I do not mix into politics”; Tzadik Lamelch 6:19 “It goes without saying that you should not involve yourself in the local politics”;
["11] The one exception to this was in 1989 when the Rebbe directed the public to vote for the Agudas Yisrael party in Israel, due to extraordinary and mitigating circumstances. Immediately after the election, which was a great success for the Chassidim, the Rebbe directed for all Chabad institutions to return to the party line of non-political affiliation." From
(11/6/2018 6:43:02 AM)
Republican down the line
Do not vote Democrat. All they will focus on is taking down Trump and forcing us to support all the immoral liberal shtus. The 3 questions are all liberal policies. More of our taxes to go to politicians, forcing affirmative action programs, and allowing the mayor to appoint unqualified people to "czar" positions in government. The city mailed a booklet with the 3 questions and a set of yes reasons and a set of no reasons. Of course the yes reasons were waaaay longer than the no reasons and they made the no reasons sound stupid. Don't let the liberal wakos take us for fools and implement their disgusting policies.
Yisroel S.
(11/6/2018 7:39:05 AM)
Hamilton has helped us, don’t abandon him now
Jesse Hamilton has been there for our community even voting against Iran deal, going against his party line, because he thought it was right.
Don’t go with the Crown Heights “PAC,” vote Hamilton not Zellnor
(11/6/2018 7:42:19 AM)
after he stated that "America was never that great" ?
(11/6/2018 8:04:54 AM)
Republican All The Way!
We need to stop paying salaries through our taxes for the obstructionists in our congress. Vote them out! Support our President and our Good Values! Support those who support our communities and Israel! Ride the red wave and the Trump train!!
(11/6/2018 8:19:14 AM)
Vote Cuomo? He is against the POTUS
Vote Republican. And send the Democrats a message, they no longer have our backs. And we are crazy if we vote for them. Remember Iran Deal, Embassy, Rubashkin, Nikki Haley- Remember and Dont Forget. Support the Man with the Golden Hair.
(11/6/2018 8:31:10 AM)
Just voted here in Flatbush
All the people I spoke to are voting republican down the line. Our people are getting smart. They realize we can’t listen to these fake democratic operatives who are payed off by the democRATic party. We may yet see a red wave.
(11/6/2018 9:26:20 AM)
Doctor's Advice
Not good to support Democrats anymore. They are the party of Linda Sansour, Ellison, the Iran Deal. Who gave us Nikki Haley, who freed Sholom Rubashkin? Who Stood up for Israel at the UN. Who tore up the hideous Iran Deal? You vote will not be wasted. It will make a statement. Defeat Gillibrand! Democrats have not stood up to her anti-Israel stance. Charles Kasriel Brum, MD
(11/6/2018 9:41:50 AM)
Siman Bracha
Its a raining in New York. JEWS go vote! for the party that stands with Eretz Yisroel and is the party of Nikki Haley Go now, we have a better chance when its raining!
(11/6/2018 10:51:45 AM)
How can any1 endorse Cuomo. Hes a dem openly against every1. The dems nowadays is a vote for hatred. Anti semitism. Terrorism etc.
(11/6/2018 12:36:02 PM)
A bad mistake
Sucking up and endorsing flomo DiNapoli and James as well as clark all Democrats all openly against the Jewish community and pro Farrakhan Pro soften Pro communism. Even if you think you're going to win and you're sucking up for a political action committee to endorse any Democrat is foolish much less these rats!
(11/6/2018 1:19:57 PM)
Just spoke to my son in Jackson nj
My son just voted in Jackson New Jersey of course all republican. If we were all united and voted by the hundreds of thousands for republican we could get the better leadership. The choice is clear. For our values,our safety and our future we must vote Republican. We must do our histadlus.
(11/6/2018 1:56:31 PM)
CH PAC has No Legitimacy Without regular CHJCC Elections
Jessie Hamilton voted in favor of the anti-BDS legislation.
Zellnor Myrie hasn't take a position on this legislation.

How many Jewish college students need to be harassed at college for supporting Israel?

The CH PAC has no legitimacy based upon the CHJCC not having regular elections. Does a commercial real estate developer and owner of buildings have a conflict of interest when those buildings are under the scrutiny of NYC Housing which is influences by the Democratic party ?

Ignore the PAC, but vote.
The CHPAC is why people don't vote.
Demand CHJCC have elections.


Yaacov Yudewitz

Vote for Jessie Hamilton
(11/6/2018 3:20:36 PM)
PAC committee recommendations?
Let’s vote for a new PAC committee too! It’s about time really. Are they looking out for the general communities’ welfare or perhaps only their own? Voted, but not sure if PAC list interests were for the overall general community or private concerns.
(11/6/2018 5:03:36 PM)
The Rebbe's Opinion
It is good that one of the comments raise the issue of the Rebbe's approach to this matter of voting. While the comments expressed are probably accurate they referring to rabbonim and Lubavitch officially endorsing candidates. They do not reflect on whether Community leaders who are involved in working with officials should endorse those who will help our residents. Also support for Israel, school vouchers, or other policy issues are areas where askanim can give important guidance as to the candidates best aligned with the interests of the Jewish community.
(11/6/2018 5:56:59 PM)
It’s a no brainer
On every issue that faces the Torah communities the republicans are more in line with our views. On vouchers,crime fighting,keeping terrorists out of our country and moral values we must vote republican.
(11/6/2018 6:50:29 PM)
Why did Pac Endorse Zellnor Myrie ?
NYS Sen Jessie Hamilton, who criticized the Iran Deal, was for Yeshiva Tax Credits, and who voted in the NYS Senate for the anti-BDS , Pro-Israel legislation is being thrown under the bus for a candidate who has not taken a position on any Jewish issues ?

Don't forget, Hamilton only lost the primary by a few thousand votes and could win with a large turnout.

The PAC has a responsibility to say why it is endorsing Zellnor Myrie.

When you take all those photo-ops with Hamilton, and he is so Pro-Jewish on issues, to just go with the winner, makes the Jewish community look like it only cares about a front-runner. THE CPAC tells the Elected Officials....JEWS ARE FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS.

I am embarrassed as a Jew to see this.

(11/6/2018 7:41:21 PM)
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