Top NY Officials Join Political Brunch in Crown Heights

Photos: Dovber Hechtman/

NY State Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams addressed city and state officials at an event hosted by the CHJCC on Sunday, honoring those who have accepted the responsibility of public service.

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Photos: Dovber Hechtman/

Governor of the State of New York, Kathy Hochul, and the Mayor of New York City Eric Adams spoke at a brunch hosted by the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council, honoring those who have accepted the responsibility of public service.

The honorees included Adrienne Adams, speaker of New York City Council; Ingrid Lewis-Martin, Chief Advisor to the Mayor; Joel Eisdorfer, Senior Advisor to the Mayor; Isaac Werzbeger, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. The commanding officers of NYPD 71st and 7th precincts were also honored.

Rabbi Chanina Sperlin and Rabbi Eli Cohen of the CHJCC presented the awards at the Razag Hall in Crown Heights on Sunday, as city and state officials and a diverse gathering of Crown Heights residents looked on.

Governor Kathy Hochul was the guest speaker at the event, and she spoke powerfully against hate and in support of yeshivas. She discussed the recent events in Buffalo and Texas and thanked the Crown Heights community for showing the state and nation how different communities can work together.

Mayor Eric Adams spoke about how he ensures all city agencies work for the community and listed the many ‘firsts’ that his administration has already delivered. “We gotta put all the differences aside,” he said. “We gotta focus on saving the families of this city.”

Numerous City and State elected officials and community leaders discussed the importance of unity and working together for the benefit of the community. Among the speakers were Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, New York State Attorney General Letitia James, NY City Council Members Crystal Hudson, Rita Joseph, and Chi Osse, Ingrid Lewis-Martin – Chief Advisor to the Mayor, Joel Eisdorfer – Senior Advisor to the Mayor, Assembly Member Brian Cunningham, and others.

The event also celebrated One Crown Heights, a coalition working to bring together members of the African American, Jewish and Caribbean communities to create a more harmonious atmosphere in Crown Heights and in the city as a whole.

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