Three candidates in total have been nominated to run in elections for Rabonus in Crown Heights. The final day to submit candidates was Friday, the 26th of Av.
CrownHeights.info has learned that the candidates are; Rabbi Moshe Bogomilsky, Rabbi Nisan Mangel, both from Crown Heights and Rabbi Emanuel Chaviv from Beitar Eilit Israel.
According to the elections committee Rabbi Bogomilsky was nominated by Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba, and Rabbi Mangel was nominated by Rabbi Yaacov Schwei, while Rabbi Chabib was not nominated by either.
The Committee members are R. Noochie Gross, R. Yossi Katzman, R. Yitzy Silver from Rabbi Osdobas side, and R. Yacov Herzog, R. Yisroel Sandhause, and R. Mendel Schneerson from Rabbi Schweis side.
According to a source in the committee said that Rabbi Chabib circumvented the election committee by sending an email expressing his desire to run in the upcoming elections directly to Rabbi Avrohom Rosenberg, the Dayan on the case. The source also said that Rabbi Chabib acted inappropriately by not seeking the endorsement of either current Rabonim or any other Rov in the neighborhood.
The elections are scheduled to take place, Sunday, 26th of Elul – 5th of September, which is four days before Rosh Hashana.