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
Benjamin S. Feldman, MS CPA CGMATreasurer
Elihu Romanoff, MDDirector
Harold Steinberg, Esq.Director
Rabbi Henoch PolanskyDirector
Irwin (Moshe) JanklowiczPresident
Malkie AkermanSecretary
Muriel KerzerDirector
Nachamah JacobovitsVice President
Nicole M. Robinson-EtienneDirector
Olga FortDirector
Orsola Frances RoggioDirector
Patricia RandolphDirector
Solomon KleinbartDirector

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


Chana Noble, CPA
Chana Noble, CPACFO
718-449-5000 ext 2377


Elinor Sandler, MS
Elinor Sandler, MSDirector of Human Resources
718-449-5000 ext 2277


Senior Support Systems Team

Aliza KelmanSupervisor, Holocaust Survivor Case Management
718-449-5000 ext 2354
Avigail AdlerDirector, Transportation services
718-449-5000 ext 2275
Brocha ShereshevskyDirector, Jay Harama Senior Center and Club 2600
Elisheva Lock Director, Connect2
718-449-5000 ext 2216
Esther Mittelman Director, Homecare Services
718-449-5000 ext 2272
Grace BrandiDirector,Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center, Supervising Director of JCCGCI’s Senior Center Services
718-449-5000 ext 2353
Libby FeldmanDirector, Friendly Visiting NY
718-449-5000 ext 2212
Lora FinkelmanSenior Citizen Case Manager
718-449-5000 x2227
Marina DavydovDirector, Haber House Senior Center
718-449-5000 ext 3301
Rosanne DeGennaroDirector, Marlboro Senior Center
Sam MikhliDirector, Ocean Parkway Senior Center and Home Delivered Meals
718-449-5000 ext 2821
Tamara SokolovaSenior Citizen Case Manager
718-449-5000 x2260
Veronica BeresDirector, Health Insurance Counseling Center
718-449-5000 ext 2211

Vocational Support Systems Team

Jeffrey PrinceDirector, Parnossah Employment Services
718-449-5000 ext 2246
Joseph (Yossi) Ginzberg Program Manager, Crown Heights CAP Program
Meka NurseDirector, CARE IPS and Ladders for Leaders
718-449-5000 ext 2234
Neil Schwerd Director, Crown Heights Career Hub
Rivkah BermanDirector, Adult Literacy Programs
718-449-5000 ext 2237
Sherry SamarooDirector, Career Pathways ll
718-449-5000 ext 2205

Educational Support Systems Team

Aidela RabiskiDirector, Beth Rivkah Teen Club
718-735-0770 ext 1285
Chanie MoskowitzDirector, Advantage After School Program and 21st Century Community Learning Center
Marissa SperlingDirector of Horizon Academy
718-449-5000 ext 2238
Paul BlasbergDirector, ULY After-School Program
Rosanne DeGennaroDirector, ExpanEd Schools Extended School Day Program at P.S. 101

Community Support Systems Team

Derick ScottDirector, Operation H.O.O.D. Coney Island Cure Violence Initiative
718-449-5000 ext 2288 or 347-483-4312
Leora EstersohnDirector, NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) Program
718-449-5000 ext 2267
Keisha BoatswainDirector, Urban Neighborhood Services Multi Service Center

Management Support Systems Team

Leora EstersohnDirector, NonProfit HelpDesk
718-449-5000 ext 2267