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A massive dispute has broken out among the power brokers of Lakewood as to the ownership of CHEMED, FAA News has learned.

The key players are R' Yosef Heinemann, the CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha and his cousin Ben Heinemann of CHEMED and The Lakewood Vaad.

Under leadership of former CEO R' Aaron Kotler, the Yeshiva founded and built CHEMED to provide medical services to the community as well as to provide the yeshiva with rental revenue.

When CHEMED was established, the yeshiva's administration learned that the Yeshiva could not be the legal owners of CHEMED.

Therefore, R' Aaron established a Board of Directors to govern CHEMED. This board is led by Ben Heinemann.

In the meantime, under Ben Heinemann's leadership, assisted by Deputy Mayor Menashe Miller, who is employed by CHEMED in the government relations department, and Dr. David Friedman, CHEMED has now forged strong connections with lawmakers at all levels who secure strong funding for CHEMED.

Essentially, Ben is now arguing that he should be recognized as the actual owner of CHEMED.

This is a developing story.

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Shlomo Edelman said...

Now I understand why the Roshei Yeshiva did not release their typical letter endorsing The Vaad and their candidates - because the Roshei Yeshiva are now drifting away from Benny Heinemann...

Anonymous said...

Can someone please explain why anyone should follow Vaad endorsement when it’s just Ben Heineman and rabbi Weisberg? they represent me ????

Akiva said...

People don't reluze that it's the 2 of them. They think the Rishei Yeshiva are endorsing them

Anonymous said...

I’m with Ben! Very nice guy - does a good job.

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with Yosef Hieneman?

From what I know they are not particularly close in any way.

Anonymous said...

Chemed is the braichild of Yitzchok Halberstam who was thrown to the dogs by the powers that be.