This tragedy shocked America. 11 Jews were killed by virulent anti-Semite in the Tree of Life conservative synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 6 more people were wounded, including brave police officers who risked their lives to save congregants. Terrorist burst into a synagogue shouting “All Jews must die!” and opened fire.
The Bay Democrats club had a very successful meeting on October 10, 2018 - with packed room, many elected officials and community leaders from all over the Southern Brooklyn. Club celebrated the big re-election victory of District Leader Margarita Kagan who received 69% of total number of votes on September 13 Primary and won in every neighborhood of the diverse 45th District.
How to bring people together? How to unite different communities? What community leaders should do to prevent hate crimes and to educate people about their neighbors? Please, watch the recent forum on Brooklyn Public Access Television
District Leader Ari Kagan participated in a great induction ceremony for a first Russian-born elected Civil Court Judge Elena Baron. She was elected by Brooklyn voters in the 6th District that includes diverse neighborhoods of East Flatbush, Crown Heights, Midwood, Kensington, Park Slope.
Bay Democrats club hosted its Fourth Annual Awards Dinner at the famous National Restaurant (273 Brighton Beach Avenue) on Thursday, December 17, 2017. Bay Democrats club represents 45th Assembly District in Brooklyn – proudly serving communities of Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Homecrest, Midwood, Gravesend and Marlboro.
Ari Kagan's hard work as Community Liaison for City Comptroller Scott Stringer as well as his volunteer activities as Democratic District Leader in 45 A.D. are often covered by New York media outlets - kingscountypolitics, Bay News, Brooklyn Eagle, Brooklyn 12 News Channel, Canarise Courier, coneyislandnews.com and many others.
Mayor promised to invest almost $41 bln. in the construction of new affordable housing for 500,000 New Yorkers in the next five years. He wants to raise taxes on selling expensive homes to finance this initiative.
On June 13, 2017, Comptroller Scott Stringer came to Brighton Beach to celebrate achievements of Russian speaking New Yorkers in business, science, medicine, politics, culture and arts
Thanks to the strong support from his constituents, Ari Kagan has continued his great work at the unpaid position of State Committeeman/District Leader in 45th AD. His main goals are to improve quality of life for local residents, to support credible Democratic candidates for various political positions and to bring communities together.
I recently returned from the amazing trip to Israel. I visited many interesting places and cities, including Jerusalem and Haifa, Tel Aviv and Herzlia, forests and rivers, lakes and gardens, kibbutz and moshav. Special thanks to Jewish National Fund - Keren Kayemeth Le Israel (JNF-KKL), American Forum of Russian speaking Jewry, my friends and relatives for making this trip unforgettable and very memorable.
Sheepshead Bay Rd. was once a beautiful, busy, and thriving area. In the last six years, it became a symbol of empty storefronts, piles of garbage, abandoned street shelter for homeless people, and economic decline. It suffered badly from the devastating effects of economic recession, SuperStorm Sandy, overdevelopment and neglect.
For the last two years, the Bay Democrats, the strong and diverse Democratic Club in 45th AD, has worked hard to improve quality of life for local residents, to support credible Democratic candidates for various political positions and to unite Democrats from many communities in the District.
Many elected officials and community leaders organized on Sunday, November 22, 2015 the press conference near the site of the garbage transfer station construction at Bay 41 Street and Shore Parkway. They united in their fierce opposition to this dangerous construction that destroys our waters, air, soil and health.
I was humbled and honored this year to be elected to the volunteer position of the delegate to the 37th World Zionist Congress. It is an important international Jewish forum that has influence over Jewish Agency for Israel, Jewish National Fund and even over some policies of Israeli government as well as over world Jewish Diaspora.
Comptroller Stringer’s Red Tape Commission is made up of small business leaders, regulatory experts and advocates from around the City who are dedicated to finding ways to help business owners cut through the red tape.
• Survey of over 1,100 New Yorkers finds nearly half don’t have access to Flexible Work Arrangements
Here are some pictures I made at Brighton Beach Avenue. It looked like some business owners decided to ignore every law, rule or regulations and to turn Brighton Beach Avenue into dirty street bazaar or transform it into one big garbage pile of rotten vegetables and fruits.
City Council Jewish Caucus Chair Mark Levine, Council Member Mark Treyger, Council Member Daneek Miller and Council Speaker Hail Heroism of Muslim Man Who Saved Jewish Shoppers From Terrorists.
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli protesters attacked Leonard Petlakh when he was leaving Barclay's Center after the basketball game between Brooklyn Nets and Maccabi,Tel Aviv.
A few dozens state, federal and city elected officials and community leaders spoke at the recent pro-Israel rally at the steps of New York City Hall.
There are more than 300,000 Russian speaking immigrants in New York City. Most of them are very concerned about recent crisis in Ukraine. They have close friends and relatives there. Many were born in Ukraine. Others view this conflict as confrontation between Russia and the West.
On December 26, 2013, NYPD tried to downplay teen riots at Kings Plaza shopping mall. They claimed that nothing serious really happened. Police did not report any arrests or crimes committed. Moreover, 63rd police precinct sent a statement that “There were no reports of any injuries, larcenies, or property damage”.