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Who We Are 2018-09-18T15:31:58+00:00

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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS LISTING

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
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
m.wiener@jccgci.org
Elinor Sandler, MS
Elinor Sandler, MSDirector of Human Resources
718-449-5000 ext 2277
e.sandler@jccgci.org
Abraham Schor, CPA
Abraham Schor, CPAController
718-449-5000 ext 2322
a.schor@jccgci.org

Senior Support Systems Team

Aliza KelmanSupervisor, Holocaust Survivor Case Management
718-449-5000 ext 2354
a.kelman@jccgci.org
Avigail AdlerDirector, Transportation services
718-449-5000 ext 2275
a.adler@jccgci.org
Brocha ShereshevskyDirector, Jay Harama Senior Center and Club 2600
Elisheva Lock Director, Connect2
718-449-5000 ext 2216
347-268-0030
e.lock@jccgci.org
Esther Mittelman Director, Homecare Services
718-449-5000 ext 2272
e.mittelman@jccgci.org
Grace BrandiDirector,Coney Island Seaside Innovative Senior Center, Supervising Director of JCCGCI’s Senior Center Services
718-449-5000 ext 2353
g.brandi@jccgci.org
Libby FeldmanDirector, Friendly Visiting NY
718-449-5000 ext 2212
l.feldman@jccgci.org
Lora FinkelmanSenior Citizen Case Manager
718-449-5000 x2227
l.finkelman@jccgci.org
Marina DavydovDirector, Haber House Senior Center
718-449-5000 ext 3301
m.davydov@jccgci.org
Nana KhorganashviliSenior Citizen Case Manager
718-449-5000 x2260
n.khorganashvili@jccgci.org
Rosanne DeGennaroDirector, Marlboro Senior Center
718-373-6161
rde@jccgci.org
Sam MikhliDirector, Ocean Parkway Senior Center and Home Delivered Meals
718-449-5000 ext 2821
smikhli@jccgci.org
Veronica BeresDirector, Health Insurance Counseling Center
718-449-5000 ext 2211
v.beres@jccgci.org

Vocational Support Systems Team

Jeffrey PrinceDirector, Parnossah Employment Services
718-449-5000 ext 2246
j.prince@jccgci.org
Joseph (Yossi) Ginzberg Program Manager, Crown Heights CAP Program
Meka NurseDirector, CARE IPS and Ladders for Leaders
718-449-5000 ext 2234
m.nurse@jccgci.org
Neil Schwerd Director, Crown Heights Career Hub
Rivkah BermanDirector, Adult Literacy Programs
718-449-5000 ext 2237
r.berman@jccgci.org
Sherry SamarooDirector, Career Pathways ll
718-449-5000 ext 2205
s.samaroo@jccgci.org

Educational Support Systems Team

Aidela RabiskiDirector, Beth Rivkah Teen Club
718-735-0770 ext 1285
a.rabiski@jccgci.org
Chanie MoskowitzDirector, Advantage After School Program and 21st Century Community Learning Center
347-458-7199
cmo@jccgci.org
Marissa SperlingDirector of Horizon Academy
718-449-5000 ext 2238
m.sperling@jccgci.org
Rosanne DeGennaroDirector, ExpanEd Schools Extended School Day Program at P.S. 101
718-373-6161
rde@jccgci.org

Community Support Systems Team

Beryl R. WilliamsCoordinator, TAKE CARE NEW YORK 2020 NEIGHBORHOOD HEALTH INITIATIVE
Derick ScottDirector, Operation H.O.O.D. Coney Island Cure Violence Initiative
718-449-5000 ext 2288 or 347-483-4312
d.scott@operation-hood.org
Leora EstersohnDirector, NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) Program
718-449-5000 ext 2267
leora@nphd.org
Keisha BoatswainDirector, Urban Neighborhood Services Multi Service Center
347-374-2455
admin@uns-inc.org

Management Support Systems Team

Leora EstersohnDirector, NonProfit HelpDesk
718-449-5000 ext 2267
leora@nphd.org