Chaim Deutsch is a lifelong Brooklynite. He has dedicated more than two decades of service to our diverse neighborhood, while serving as President of Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol, and as a community liaison for New York City Council Member Michael C. Nelson and former New York City Council Member Lloyd Henry. Chaim has the experience and abilities to represent us as our next Council Member.
In 1991, Chaim founded the Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol as a response to a rising crime rate in our City. With a desperate need for increased safety and security in our community, Chaim stepped up to the plate. The Flatbush Shomrim began with just a few volunteers, and soon his vision brought our community the phenomenal powerhouse organization it is today. Twenty one years after the first patrol hit the streets, the Flatbush Shomrim now boasts a 50 volunteer patrol group. They are backed by a 24-hour hotline, portable radios, immediate response teams, a state-of-the-art mobile command center and the respect and esteem of the New York City Police Department. Chaim is also a graduate of the NYPD Citizen's Police Academy.
Chaim also helped establish a close partnership with the East Flatbush Safety Patrol. In particular, Chaim was responsible for training the 20-volunteer crime prevention group in the East Flatbush community, which serves the area encompassing the 67th precinct.
Through his involvement in community affairs, Chaim became engaged in helping our community’s troubled youth. Not willing to sweep problems under the rug, he works with families to move teens from the furthest edges of danger, back to stable home lives. Chaim also served on the boards of Home Sweet Home, which houses at-risk teens, and the Task Force for Families and Children at Risk, a partnership of 30 mental health and social service agencies. Chaim’s dedication to our community’s youth has helped save countless young souls.
Soon after Hurricane Sandy devastated New York City and displaced thousands of residents, Chaim and his group of volunteers spent countless weeks distributing life-supporting provisions. Subsequently, Chaim founded a group called Community for Community, whose trained volunteers will come to the aid of their neighbors and local community in times of crisis. Community for Community’s volunteers and responders hail from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
Chaim was also a long time member of the Board of Directors of the Council of Jewish Organization of Flatbush, where he previously served as First Vice President. He also served on the Boards of New York Community Hospital and the Chaim Meir/Leader Family Camp Fund, which raises money to send needy children to local and sleep away camps.
Among his many awards, Chaim is also a recipient of the John V. Lindsay Award for Race & Ethnic Relations and the NYPD’s Community Leadership Award. He was privileged to receive honors from former Police Commissioner William Bratton and current Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly. In addition to those honors, he has been recognized in the highest regards by the New York City Council, New York State Assembly, New York State Senate and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
Chaim and his supportive wife Sara are the proud parents of Rachelle and Gavriel Sauer, Sheva, Aaron, Rivka Miriam and Avrohom Yaakov. They are also doting grandparents to Ezra Zev.