A Wedding Can Go On, Thanks To The Swift Response Of Local Official

bais_faiga_tlsA blackout in the Madison Avenue area today took out power of the Bais Faiga Wedding hall, putting tonight’s Chasson & Kallah on edge on the most exciting day of their lives. But thanks to the work of Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien, the ‘electrifying’ wedding is now underway.

Shortly after an MVA, Town Hall received a frantic phone call from Greenwald Caterers saying they had no power in the hall. Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien, the liaison to JCP&L, immediately sprung into action.

Lichtenstien immediately contacted the regional director of JCP&L explaining the severity of the situation, and how much it would mean to the bride, groom and hundreds of wedding guests, if they could prioritize the call.

The regional director, undestanding the pressing circumstances, immediately placed the call on high priority and had a crew respond to the scene. The electric was back on at about 4:00 PM.

“This is the definition of good government”, Mayor Menashe Miller tells TLS, “Caring for the little guy and not doing something just to be recognized”. TLS.

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  1. To wannabe; what an insight!! I can’t believe that we didn’t think about it before you brought it to our attention. Thank you and keep up the good work!!

  2. On a side note:
    I called JCP&L about twelve days to report some street lights that were out. The said it will be fixed within three days. Nothing has been done – yet.

    I told a friend about it. He thought that I was crazy for wasting my time calling them. He said…. “Dream on!”

    Does anyone have any experience with the above? How can I get them to fix the lights?

    If you can shed some light on the sitch (no pun intended), please post it here.

  3. During the BIG blackout, a good friend of the family was getting married in the rose castle.

    Almost nobody showed up due to the blackout.

    A group of yeshiva guys walked by and saw that there was chasunah going on and there were very few cars in the parking lot.

    A few minutes later they were back with men & women to dance with the chusan & kallah. they refused to take any food just some drinks.

    As the old saying goes “The show must go on”

    B”H the lights came back on but the chasanah would have taken place anyway. (they would have had a great story to tell there grand kids)

  4. BTW I was at a wedding in 2003 during the “Great Blackout” and it was a beautiful wedding without lights or air conditioning. It was over 100 degrees in the hall ( it was august) with some emergency lights and candles. The one man band was powered by a battery. Just saying you can have a wedding without power and life goes on.

  5. How appropriate to have Meir Lichtenstein as the liason to JCP&L, after all with a first name ‘Meir’ which means ‘to light’, and the first half of his last name ‘Lichtenstein’ – ‘Licht’ which means light, its no wonder that Meir has the ability to deliver.

  6. I’m so happy that Meirs efforts are being publicized on this forum. He is such a big help to everyone in our community. Always a mentch and there to help. He is always there for the people not kovod. and Sorry Meir if this comment causes your phone to ring 100 more times a day. May hashem bless you in every possible way,Amen.

  7. Speaking of electricity, I always know that whenever I am concerned my day will begin on a dour note I read comments like “wannabe”s and all is bright again. What insight! What intuition! Call his comment, “Queries of the Intellectual Mind”. But all kidding aside (of course), you know what they did before electricity? They called the CAA a.k.a. the Candle Association of America and rekindled the blown out tapers. And obviously, the wedding worked out! How do I know? Well, you are here, wannabe, aren’t you…?

  8. both meir and menashe are good men interested in helping both the tzibur as well as the individual where ever whenever they can lkwd is lucky to have such devoted askonim
    thk u may hashem shower all his brochos on both you and your families

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