From the JewishJournal.com: Four Orthodox Jews are among the candidates running in the Oct. 28 election for the board of South Robertson Neighborhood Council (SoRo), the 10-year-old organization that aims to give residents and stakeholders in the neighborhood a voice in community and city decisions.
One of 95 neighborhood councils in the City of Los Angeles, SoRo covers a stretch of the city that includes the Pico-Robertson neighborhood, which has a high concentration of Jewish residents and Jewish-owned businesses. SoRo extends from Beverly Hills to Culver City; Motor Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard are the Western and Eastern boundaries, respectively…
Though they are all Orthodox, the SoRo board candidates come from different segments of that community. Bloom is very active in his Chabad-affiliated synagogue. Bethie Kohanbash, who is running for an at-large seat, described herself as an Orthodox Persian Jew. Kevin Gres, who also goes by Arie, attended YULA Boys High School, and is running for the open seat representing Zone 1, which traverses Pico Boulevard. David Mattis, who is also running for one of two at-large seats, is a relative newcomer to Los Angeles, having lived here for only four years.
For more information, please visit http://www.soronc.org/.