Andrew Yang will soon get some high-profile endorsements from Jewish leaders in his race for mayor, his campaign told The Post.

Among the machers signing on to the Yang Gang are Brooklyn state Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, City Councilman Kalman Yeger and a slew of prominent local rabbis.

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Brooklyn state Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein and City Councilman Kalman Yeger are expected to endorse Andrew Yang for mayor.
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An endorsement ceremony had been planned for Sunday, but was delayed until sometime later in the week as the Brooklyn Jewish community mourns the 45 people killed in a stampede in Israel, the Yang campaign confirmed.

Councilman Kalman Yeger
Councilman Kalman Yeger is one of the prominent Jewish leaders backing Andrew Yang.
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“Getting Kalman Yeger and Simcha Eichenstein is a really big deal as we head into the homestretch. They talked with Andrew and decided to postpone public endorsement out of respect for events in Israel. But we are excited to welcome them to Team Yang this week,” a campaign insider told The Post.

The endorsements are a big win for Democratic Yang, who is looking to bolster Jewish support in Brooklyn, and will likely sting Borough President Eric Adams, a fellow Dem and Yang’s chief rival in the race.

Press conference by mayoral candidate and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams in Lower Manhattan in New York on April 29, 2021
Yang’s endorsements by Jewish leaders will likely hurt his opponent, Eric Adams.
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Frontrunner Yang raised eyebrows among religious Jews for his personal opposition to circumcision, and the close associations between his co-campaign manager and accused antisemitic activist Linda Sarsour.

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NYC mayor Bill de Blasio campaigns for democratic State Assembly candidate Simcha Eichenstein on November 2, 2018.
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