Mark Levine, a Jewish councilman from Harlem and Washington Heights, was selected to lead the Jewish caucus in the City Council.
There are 14 Jewish members in the City Council, up from 10 in the previous Council.
“I am truly honored to have been selected by my colleagues to lead the Jewish Caucus, at a time when Jewish representation in the Council is larger and more diverse than ever,” said Council member Mark Levine. “I look forward to working with fellow Caucus members to advance a robust agenda, including supporting strong social service programs for all New Yorkers, combating Jewish poverty, fostering inter-faith dialogue, supporting Israel, and much more.”
The Council’s Jewish Caucus include council members: David Greenfield, Brad Lander, Stephen Levin, Chaim Deutsch, Alan Maisel and Mark Treyger from Brooklyn; Daniel Garodnick, Mark Weprin, Karen Koslowitz and Rory Lancman from Queens; Ben Kallos, Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine from Manhattan, and Andrew Cohen from The Bronx.
Some of the council’s Jewish members already serve in key positions.