The Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (JCCGCI) is a community-based organization with a citywide impact, providing supportive human and social services that benefit all segments of the population. Our team is comprised of dedicated professionals and volunteers united by a drive to provide substantive relief to individuals and families in need, and affect real change in the communities of New York City.

We were founded in 1973 as a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization. When JCCGCI was revitalized in 1981 after the transition of the local Jewish community of Coney Island, our organization had only one program area, provided services in single community district and received funding from only one government source. Today, JCCGCI has grown to be a highly-acclaimed multi-service social service agency providing a wide array of supportive services throughout New York City, and funded through multiple government and private sector philanthropic sources.

With 35 program sites throughout New York City staffed by almost 350 social service professionals, JCCGCI assists an average of 2,500 needy individuals and families each day.

We strive to make each experience with JCCGCI a personal one, catering to individual needs and aspirations. We continue to develop exemplary and highly accountable citywide and locally-focused services that are strength-based, respectful of participants’ cultures and address the growing needs of the communities we serve.


JCCGCI’s board of directors oversees our services and operations with the utmost care, compassion and responsibility.

Anita GarciaDirector
Eli Auerbach, CPATreasurer
Elihu Romanoff, MDDirector
Harold Steinberg, Esq.Director
Rabbi Henoch PolanskyDirector
Irwin (Moshe) JanklowiczPresident
Jacob Solome, MDPresident
Malkie AkermanSecretary
Muriel KerzerDirector
Nachamah JacobovitsVice President
Nicole M. Robinson-EtienneDirector
Olga FortDirector
Orsola Frances RoggioDirector
Patricia RandolphDirector
Solomon KleinbartDirector
Tondalaya LondonDirector

Our Team

Our team of hardworking and dedicated professionals continue to achieve JCCGCI’s mission and increase outreach to keep our programs accessible to those most in need.

Organizational Structure
Rabbi Moshe Wiener
Rabbi Moshe WienerExecutive Director, JCCGCI
718-449-5000 ext 2220


AJ Pearl, CPA
718-449-5000 ext 2233


Orah AlonDirector of Human Resources
718-449-5000 ext 2277


Senior Support Systems Team