Sunday, July 09, 2006

Teaneck's First "Frum" Mayor?

This past Friday, DovBear published a link to YeshivaWorld, which picked on a story of Teaneck's first "Frum" mayor.
In Teaneck New Jersey, the township’s youngest mayor and its first female African-American deputy mayor took the oath of office at the Township Council reorganization meeting. Elie Y. Katz and Lizette Parker were sworn into office late Saturday night at the municipal building.

Katz, who turns 32 this month, is also Teaneck’s first Orthodox Jewish mayor. He finished first out of 17 candidates in the May non-partisan election. The lifelong township resident captured 60 percent of the vote to win a third four-year term.

I'm a bit confused -- I got this picture 2 weeks ago, and thought that Eli Katz was running for a much more prestigious position.

Elie Katz - you sold out and ran for mayor instead?

A very sad day for children, indeed.

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holy hyrax said...

woo hoo. First to comment. But I am too tired to really say anything, so good night.

Anonymous said...

first is the worst, second is the best..

Jameel @ The Muqata said...
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Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Anonymous: Huh? I'm not sure what you're expressing your thoughts on --

DovBear vs. YeshivaWorld?
Parker vs. Katz?
HolyHyrax vs. Anonymous?
Teaneck Mayor vs. Shul CandyMan

Please try to be clearer in the future -- you've left me confused...

kasamba said...

Oh Jameel, Jameel, the shul cnayman is a far more prestigous job than mayor.

Do kids dream about being mayor or the candyman?

Gee, a Moron! said...

I am almost positive that one can hold the job of Candyman and mayor simultaneously.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Gee, A Moron: Im not sure if Teaneck bylaws (or the shul's constituion) allows it.

Kasamba: I'm not arguing with you...

MDmom said...

too bad forshay isn't even in new jersey... that's a bit of commute for a teaneck mayor turned shul candyman.

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

mdmom: Just goes to show you -- I have no clue what/where Forshay is!!!

(I thought that was a shul in Teaneck or it's surrounding Paramus, Fairlawn, Bergenfield, New Milford, etc.)

MDmom said...

forshay is a community in rockland county, new york... in the area of monsey, spring valley, new hempstead, wesley hills, etc..., about 20-30 minutes or so north of teaneck via the palisades interstate parkway, w/o traffic. i guess eli has some friends up there or someone he knows photoshopped a sign! very cute!

DTC said...

What's even more surprising is that Teaneck Municipal elections are non-partisan and Eli Katz now appears to be a registered Republican.
That's not going to go over well in Teaneck.

A Frum Idealist said...

In some shuls, people actually PAY for the right to be the Candyman.

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