Mr. Spitzer was very touched and congratulated the work Aleh does in Israel and indicated an interest in visiting the Aleh Centers upon his next trip to Israel. There was also an exchange of ideas on the past performance of Mr. Spitzer's services to the people of the State of NY and some ideas that Mr. Spitzer will bring forward in serving as the future comptroller of NYC.
Eliot Spitzer recently pulled further ahead in the Democratic primary for the city's comptroller race. He is an American lawyer, political commentator, and Democratic Party politician. Elliot Spitzer has become a ubiquitous figure in the major legal fights over social and fiscal policy in our time, including such areas as abortion, labor rules, air pollution, gun control and, perhaps most notably, corporate malfeasance.
Spitzer made his biggest splash this past May, when he announced a settlement with Merrill Lynch, which included a $100 million fine that went to New York and other state treasuries. The deal also called for the brokerage house to abandon the practice of encouraging its analysts to tout the stocks of its investment-banking clients.
Elliot Spitzer proclaims that being Jewish is eminently part of his value structure and what he believes in and why he is in public service. He quoted, "It is in my blood literally, figuratively. My heritage is in the Jewish community."
Rabbi Shlomo Braun remarked, "When push comes to shove, Boro Park communities are enough sophisticated to understand if you have qualifications like Eliot Spitzer, compared to the other candidate, Mr. Spitzer should be supported," he said. "I happen to know Scott Stringer since he became an assemblyman. I just feel Eliot Spitzer is considerably more qualified."
When Eliot Spitzer was governor, it was difficult to receive funding for the vouchers because of the separation of church and state and the structure of our government. Instead, Eliot was able to find and get funding for parochial schools and receive additional non-voucher funding. Eliot was able to get other resources for these schools. He found other ways in the past to try and get funding for Yeshivas.
Mr. Spitzer was received favorably by the Aleh Foundation board and was given well wishes for a successful campaign.
Since its humble beginnings more than twenty years ago, The Aleh Centers for Rehabilitation and Advancement of Special Children have grown to become one of the world's leading institutions for the care and treatment of severely developmentally disabled infants and children. Today, Aleh's modern, spacious centers in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak and Gedera provide care and treatment for more than five hundred youngsters ranging in age from 6 months to adults. For more information please visit our website and see programs:
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