The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI) provides a wide spectrum of senior citizen, vocational, educational, immigrant, crime-reduction and community revitalization services throughout New York City. We alleviate the health-related and economic struggles of those who need it most.

Our programs are available to all segments of the population, regardless of race and religion. We serve the city’s frail elderly, vocationally disadvantaged poor, underprivileged immigrants and educationally at-risk youth populations to help successfully address the challenges they encounter and attain independence with dignity.

JCCGCI is also a technical assistance provider, offering capacity building services to nonprofits citywide through our NonProfit HelpDesk division.


JCCGCI reaches thousands of needy families and individuals every day. Our programs provide individuals and families with the support and resources they need to remain safe and achieve fulfillment. We’ve come a long way since our founding in 1973, but we have, and always will, remain faithful to our core mission of transforming the quality of life of those in need, one individual at a time.

2018 Highlights

509,161 hours
personal care and housekeeping assistance to 916 functionally disabled elderly (thereby enabling them to continue living at home)

18,452 sessions
of entitlement counseling, advocacy and emergency assistance services provided to 1,889 elderly

12,241 congregate meals
and 6,250 home-delivered meals were served on 50 Sundays when area senior citizen centers are closed

78,840 meals
were delivered to 309 elderly homebound

7,086 telephone calls
to 733 isolated elderly