‘Sister City’ Mayor & Other Bnei Brak Officials Visit Lakewood – Given Aerial & Ground Tour

PHOTOS & VIDEO: [UPDATED 12:05 PM] This morning, the Mayor of Lakewood’s Sister City, Bnei Brak, Israel, along with other officials, 

visited Lakewood where they were given a tour of the town from the air and on the ground.

The Mayor, Yaakov Asher, along with the Deputy Mayors Hanoch Zaibart and Eli Dadon and Foreign Affairs Commissioner of Bnei Brak Eli Hoder were given a helicopter tour of Lakewood before making their way around to sevral Yeshivas.

Also along for the ride, was Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien.

The Officials were escorted around by Lakewood’s Traffic & Safety Division officers Sergeant Frank Work and Officer Erik Menck.

The tours were given by Ocean Helicopter, and were at no cost to the taxpayers.

Last month, as reported on TLS, Mayor Menashe Miller, Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien and other officials traveled to Eretz Yisroel, where they formed an alliance between the municipalities to improve education and formulate proposals to promote economic and urban development.

Bnei Brak’s population numbers approximately 170,000 residents, and Lakewood numbers around 100,000, of which about 50% are ultra-Orthodox Jews.

(Watch a helicopter tour from the cockpit here).

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  1. Can someone please explain the practical implication of this whole deal with Bnei Brak. We may have similarites, but the solutions for each city are hardly similar.

  2. Can someone please explain what sistercity means. Other then the fact that there are a couple of things (regarding the yidden) that we have in common and the mayors signed a shtar highlighting that, what else happens when 2 city become sisters?

  3. I just hope that Mayor Menashe and his entourage got the same amount of entertainment while they were in Bnei Brak. I dont mean just going to the Bais Hakvores and visiting Gedoilim.

  4. Thanks to the lakewood leadership for taking time out of their busy schedule to show the town to our sister city. The police did a great job on the motorcade.

  5. Footing the bill? It only cost at most $40 PP. Geta life and stop griping.
    As a resident of Lakewood for 35 years, I can tell you that these guys are busier dealing with this town than any of their predecessors ever were.
    If they have some fun, there’s nothing wrong.

  6. @Jay: You are right it is only $40 a person. Are you telling me if they came to you and asked you to pay, you would agree? I am sure not. Well maybe that money came from your tax bill that you just paid.

    Don’t get me wrong. I having nothing against this whole thing, but I believe taxpayers should have a say where their money goes, no matter if its $1 or $40. You are probably the same person who said: hey! Whats the big deal about Tiny Tots? Its pennies if you would distribute it evenly amongst the taxpayers! Well you are wrong. Every taxpayer should have a say where their money should be spent!

  7. Very simple, I just made a phone call. This was paid for privately. Why do we jump to attack the very people who do good for us day in and day out?
    Let them do their own thing. There was no taxpayer money spent so why does anyone even care??

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