Boro Park JCC's CEO Participates in Meeting With President at White House

Boro Park JCC's CEO Participates in Meeting With President at White House

By M.C. Millman 

Jewish leaders from across the United States met with President Joe Biden this afternoon in a roundtable forum, where the focus of the day was the ongoing horrific war in Eretz Yisroel. 

Attendees from the frum olam included Boro Park Jewish Community Council's CEO, Avi Greenstein, Rabbi Levy Shem from Chabad, Washington, and Rabbi Abba Cohen from Agudah, Washington.

The president assured attendees during his speech that the administration has stepped up efforts to protect Jewish communities across the US while condemning those who defend or downplay Hamas's barbaric atrocities.

"This attack was a campaign of pure cruelty, not just hate, but cruelty, against the Jewish people," the president stated, recognizing the first day of the war as the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust. "Silence is complicity. I refuse to be silent. "

"The president's resolve and passion was evident and very strong," Avi Greenstein, BPJCC CEO, shares exclusively with BoroPark24. "His mention of taking each one of his children to Daucha concentration camp when they turned fourteen because he wanted them to see that a country can't fail to have understood what was going on displayed a sense of tremendous care."

The president went on to proclaim that the heinous actions of the Hamas terrorists go beyond rejecting terrorism while sharing details on how the administration is backing the IDF while also warning Iran to be careful.

Biden also disclosed that his administration is doing what it can in an ongoing effort to secure the hostages' release, going so far as to say his administration is doing "a lot" to get them home.

"The opportunity for the Orthodox Jewish community to be represented at today's roundtable was momentous," Greenstein shares. "For those of us who are visibly Orthodox Jews to be able to talk about how we can feel threatened just by walking down the street, especially now with the tremendous escalation of hate due to the war and especially in New York, was important for us to be able to convey firsthand. Today's conversations were a much-needed, critical advancement that  the White House should be commended for arranging."

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