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

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

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

7,086 telephone calls
to 733 isolated elderly

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

78,840 meals
were delivered to 309 elderly homebound

262 low income
Haredi individuals were assisted in their job search by the Parnossah Employment Services Program and 684 career counseling sessions were provided to 612 individuals by The Crown Heights Career Assistance Program. 182 job placements were made.

6,281 students
who receive Public Assistance were enabled to remain in school while benefiting from employment experience – through placement in enriching internships at 114 worksites, citywide

4,390 hours
of ESL instruction were provided to 590 low-income, unemployed or under-employed limited English speaking students

387 students
received critical pre-employment training and participated in summer internships with some of the most dynamic corporations and businesses in NYC.

661 hours
of capacity building services were provided to nonprofit professionals citywide, assisting them in enhancing the efficiency and accountability of their operations

4,349 hours
of college and career preparation services were provided to 125 high-risk students at Abraham Lincoln High School resulting in 100% graduation rate and 90% of those students attending college the following year

85 students
participated in after school programming at P.S. 101

178 students
benefited from after school programming at 2 sites in Brooklyn

50 students
from low-income immigrant families in the Bukharian Community of Queens benefitted from after school programming

187 children
benefited from innovative summer camp programming

108 children in need
were provided summer camp scholarships

299 counseling sessions
2 legal clinics, and 3 tenant meetings were provided in Coney Island to assist tenants to remain in their homes

11,652 units
of transportation services provided to 1,133 south Brooklyn residents facilitating their access to essential employment, education, shopping, medical and non-medical essential appointments and services

22 community events,
36 Violence Interruption Mediations, 1,049 education materials distributed, and 1,099 hours were spent canvassing in Coney Island, Brooklyn, enabling a period of 200+ days without a shooting

844 hours
of Health Insurance counseling and advocacy provided to 142 clients

106,952 units
of transportation services to 5,806 frail elderly, facilitating their access to essential medical and nonmedical appointments and services

5,234 visits
to 397 homebound seniors

535,901 units
of service were provided to 2,529 Holocaust survivors (services include Homecare, Transportation, Case Assistance, Friendly Visiting, Drop in Center, Congregate & Home-Delivered meals services)

243,551 total meals
our five senior centers provided an average of 975 congregate meals per day, in addition to a wide-range of case assistance, educational, recreational and other healthy aging services

Thanks to our Funders

Without the generosity of our funders, our services that act as a lifeline for the frail elderly, vocationally disadvantaged poor, underprivileged immigrants, educationally at-risk youth and nonprofit organizations would not be possible. We thank our donors for their ongoing support and belief in our mission.

  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
  • NYS Department of Labor
  • NYS Department of State
  • NYS Department of Transportation
  • NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
  • NYS Education Department
  • NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
  • NYS Office for the Aging
  • NYS Office of Children & Family Services
  • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance
  • NYC Complete Count Fund
  • NYC Department for the Aging
  • NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services
  • NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
  • NYC Department of Design and Construction
  • NYC Department of Education
  • NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
  • NYC Department of Probation
  • NYC Department of Small Business Services
  • NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • NYC Human Resources Administration
  • NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
  • The Research Foundation of the City University of New York
  • Allianz Foundation
  • Altman Family Charitable Fund
  • Altman Foundation
  • Apple Bank for Savings
  • Arthur and Eve Fastenberg Philanthropic Fund
  • Bloomberg LLP
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • Botwinick-Wolfensohn Foundation
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation
  • Charles & Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation
  • Citymeals On Wheels
  • Con Edison
  • Conference On Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
  • Consortium for Worker Education (CWE)
  • Constans Culver Foundation
  • Council of Jewish Emigré Community Organizations
  • Dormitory Authority State of NY
  • Edith C. Blum Foundation
  • ExpandED Schools
  • Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation
  • FJC, a Foundation of Donor Advised Funds
  • Food Bank of New York City
  • Ford Foundation
  • Fund for Public Health in New York
  • Gemiluth Chessed Of Greater New York
  • German Insurance Association
  • Gimprich Family Foundation
  • Hearst Foundation
  • Investors Foundation
  • J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation
  • Jean and Louis Dreyfus Foundation
  • John H. & Ethel G. Noble Charitable Trust
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Karev Foundation
  • Laura B. Vogler Foundation
  • Leonard and Judy Lauder Fund
  • Lizzie & Jonathan M. Tisch Fund
  • M&T Charitable Foundation
  • Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
  • Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
  • Metzger-Price Fund, Inc
  • Moses l. Parshelsky Foundation
  • Nathan and Louise Goldsmith Foundation
  • Nelco Foundation
  • New York City Council
  • New York Foundation
  • New York Foundation for Elder Care
  • Pinkerton Foundation
  • Red Apple Group
  • Robin Hood Foundation
  • Rosedorf Foundation
  • Safe Horizon
  • Solon E. Summerfield Foundation, Inc.
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Gift Program
  • The Devorah Fund
  • The Empathy Fund
  • The Gretchen Beinecke Charitable Trust
  • The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • The Hearst Foundation
  • The Judy and Michael Steinhardt Foundation
  • The Leader Family Fund
  • The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
  • The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation
  • The Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation
  • The New York Community Trust
  • The Starr Foundation
  • UJA – Federation of New York
  • United Way of New York City
  • Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement