News and Events


Hurricane Sandy Anniversary: Rebuilding the Ark


Loews Donates Furniture to JCC of Greater Coney Island


Stronger Than The Storm


Eviction of Ocean Parkway Senior Center Averted


JCCCGI Embarks on Rebuilding Effort


Coney Island Jewish Agency Gets $500K for Sandy Repairs

The Jewish Daily Forward


New York NonProfit Press Names JCCGCI Agency of The Month

Citymeals Friendly Visiting Event on Sunday December 8, 2013

Happy Holidays from Friendly Visiting!

On December 8th 2013, Friendly Visiting hosted our Annual Senior Celebration. We all shared our thanks to our participating seniors who appreciate and support our services as well as our staff and volunteers. We’re especially thankful and gave praise to our funders, Citymeals-on-Wheels, for allowing our services to continue and reach the many homebound seniors who look forward to their visit every day. Our seniors enjoyed a lovely lunch, mingled with others, enjoyed delightful music and shared the excitement with the winners of our raffle contest!

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Vendex Performance Rating for JCCGCI’s Senior Citizen Transportation DFTA Contracts

Vendex Performance Rating for JCCGCI’s Senior Citizen Transportation DFTA Contracts

Please join us in congratulating Avigail Adler and her dedicated staff on the “Good” overall performance rating (equivalent to the “Very Good” rating in the prior system) for our Senior Citizen Transportation Program contracts with DFTA.

Amongst the comments, DFTA wrote: “Program exceeded contracted service levels by 52%.  Program maintained  staff continuity. Program adhered to target populations. All records were accurate.”

Commendation of our College and Related Experience (CARE) Work Experience Program (WEP)

HRA issued their annual Vendex performance evaluation and exhaustive “Contract Monitoring Report” for our CARE WEP program during FY 2013. In the Vendex evaluation, HRA commented, in part:

“Although JCC’s operations were affected by Hurricane Sandy, they were able to secure two temporary locations, moving twice in order to continue to carry out the services in the contract. Despite losing all computer equipment and files, they still submitted deliverables and reports in a timely manner…JCC successfully fulfilled the scope of services required by the contract. They performed well under the added strain of identifying new space for their operations that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. There were no programmatic deficiencies identified during this contract period.”

Please join us in congratulating Elise Wunder and her staff for these accomplishments especially despite the challenging and diverse conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Press Releases

JCCGCI receives award from The Pinkerton Foundation in support of our Horizons Academy college and career preparation program

We are delighted to report that the prestigious The Pinkerton Foundation has approved a 5,000 allocation in support of our Horizons Academy.

 Since 2006, our Horizons Academy, a division of JCCGCI’s Educational Support Systems, has been providing programming to financially and academically disadvantaged youth in Abraham Lincoln Public High School in Coney Island, offering academic and career counseling services for successful transition into adulthood.

 Our Horizons Academy uses a strength-based, case management approach to support the academic and career preparation needs of students. Curriculum includes small group SAT preparation, college counseling, career workshops, internships and job preparation.

 We are appreciative to Laurie R. Dien, Senior Program Officer, to Jennifer Correa, Program Officer and to Erickson S. Blakney, Program Officer at The Pinkerton Foundation for the immense amount of time, guidance and support they provided during this application process, which included an intensive site visit on 4/7/14.

 Please join us in congratulating Marissa Sperling and her dedicated staff upon this achievement.



NonProfit Execs Invest in Themselves

NonProfit Execs Invest in Themselves

NonProfit Execs Invest in Themselves

Brooklyn, NY, December 11, 2013 – On Monday, December 9, Jonathan Bissell, Director of Continuing Education, awarded certificates to dozens of area nonprofit executives for their completion of the Organizational Reboot Series (ORS). The program, sponsored by JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), trains nonprofit executives in key management strategies to navigate a brutal economy. Organizational Reboot Series (ORS) is a series of four workshops that train nonprofit executives in organizational assessment, strategic planning, branding and marketing, and execution.

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NonProfit HelpDesk Premieres Online Library of Training Videos for Community-Based Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit HelpDesk Offers Courses at Hunter College

Hundreds of New Yorkers Rally to Urge Mayor Bloomberg and NYC City Council to Restore Funds to Literacy, GED and English Classes;

Gary Dreifus named SPARC artist in residence; Surfside Solomon Program

NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, May 29, 2012


JCCGCI Enables 1,041 Area Seniors to Celebrate Thanksgiving

NPHD Announces High-Demand Certificate Courses, Free of Charge, for NonProfit Organizations


NPHD Evidence-Based Leadership Workshop – September 13th, 2017

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Strength in Diversity Interactive Workshop: Leverage it! – Wednesday Aug 23rd

 To register for this event please click HERE


To register for this event please click HERE

NPHD Interactive Workshop Series: Strength in Diversity: A Focus On Inclusion

To register for this workshop please click HERE

NPHD Southern Brooklyn Community Organizations Active in Disaster Working Session: Building the Plan Workshop- July 11, 2017

NPHD building the Plan

Diversity Workshop for Nonprofits – July 13, 2017

NPHD workshop





5K Run in Prospect Park- May 21, 2017

JCCGCI dedicated staff and friends participated in a 5K event to raise money for the organization. The participants raised over $15,000!

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Community Health Planning Meeting – November 16, 2016

NPHD Managing Up: a High Impact Day of learning for all NonProfit Directors and Managers – September 30, 2014

Dear Friends,

 Our NonProfit HelpDesk September 30th Managing Up Workshop registration has opened and seats are quickly filling up – the fee is waived for DYCD contractors.

Managing Up is a High Impact Day of learning for all NonProfit Directors and Managers.  Learn more about it here Please feel free to spread the word in your newsletters and to your network of nonprofits you work with so that they can lock in on the opportunity.

 Learn more about it here:  Course Offering: Managing Up

 View Flyer Here: Flyer: Managing Up

View Press Release Here:  Press Release: Managing Up

Access to Independence – A Transportation Expo – September 30, 2014

Join us for Access to Independence – A Transportation Expo on September 30th, 2014, 10 AM – 2 PM at Columbus Park, Downtown Brooklyn.

Click on flyer below for more details. 

Access To Independence Flyer

Friendly Visiting NY’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner -June 17, 2014

JCCGCI’s “Friendly Visiting NY” provides visits to frail, homebound Home-Delivered Meals recipients through an army of volunteers and social work interns. This homebound visitation program is funded by Citymeals-on-Wheels and Leader Family Fund.  See the program’s own website at:

 Last year, JCCGCI provided 5,689 friendly visits to 464 homebound elderly (all funding sources combined).

 For more information about this program and to refer clients, please contract:

Libby Feldman
Program Director, Friendly Visiting

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, Inc.

–A Community-Based Organization With A Citywide Scope —
3001 West 37th Street * Brooklyn, New York 11224-1479
718-449-5000 ext. 2212
718-946-8240 (Fax)
Web:  Friendly Visiting Video Presentation


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Letter From Mayor Dinkins April 4, 1990

Ruskaya Reklama


High praise for Betsy

A Thank You to Betsy Gotbaum

Steven H Cymbrowitz Assemblyman 45th District

JCCGCI to Honor NYC Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum

Leona Goldberg remembered

Attention Job Seekers