Chevra Hatzalah

Hatzalah CEO Resigns Amid Questions About Role In Met Council Scandal

Rabbi David Cohen, a former consultant at Met Council, under investigation in poverty group scheme.

10/02/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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Rabbi David Cohen, who has a long history with the scandal-plagued Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, has resigned from his current job as CEO of Chevra Hatzalah. The resignation follows reports that investigators are probing whether he was involved in a kickback scheme at Met Council.

Rabbi David Cohen, center, with former Met Council head William Rapfogel and State Sen. Malcolm Smith

Hatzalah, In A First, Takes Public Money (STORY AND VIDEO)

With fundraising flagging, volunteer ambulance corps gets $445,000 grant from Assembly.

07/13/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

The Chevra Hatzalah volunteer ambulance company accepted a $445,000 capital grant from the New York State Assembly on Monday, taking public money for the first time in the group’s 35-year history.

The money will be used to upgrade and overhaul the organization’s central communications system at a facility on the border of Flatbush and Borough Park in Brooklyn that reaches 1,200 volunteers in the New York area.

Capital grant will be used to upgrade Hatzalah’s communications system at its Brooklyn headquarters.
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