Bolshe Nikogda (Never Again!) is a unique supplemental education project funded by the Claims Conference and the Marks JCH of Bensonhurst. The goal of the Program “Never Again” is to supplement local schools with Holocaust learning workshops. These workshops will introduce historical insight into what occurred in the former Soviet Union during WWII. The project will bring eyewitnesses/survivors of the Holocaust into classrooms. These survivors lived in the Soviet Union and came to the US only fairly recently. They will share their personal experiences and provide students with a unique opportunity that is not covered by the NYC schools’ Holocaust curriculum. By bringing a Holocaust survivor/witness into the classroom, the program is adding a personal dimension that will help the students understand the history of 70 years ago. The workshop and all supplemental materials are designed in partnership with the Museum of Jewish Heritage for students of 6th – 12th grades.
The Brownstone FSU focuses on young adults of Russian origin. It strives to empower emerging leaders by providing them with the resources to create meaningful events for their community, to take ownership of their Jewish legacy and responsibility for Jewish continuity.
The JCH has an extensive network of connections with area employers and a comprehensive computer system for matching candidates’ skills with job openings. Our staff prepares a client for work life by assessing and creating a plan to overcome all social, educational or vocational barriers to employment.
The BluePrint Fellowship brings together a select group of Russian-speaking Jewish innovators, artists, and intellectuals, to explore the link between personal identity and creativity.
What does it mean to be Jewish for someone born in the Former Soviet Union and living in the United States today? The BluePrint Fellowship offers participants the opportunity to examine and explore this question on their own terms. Chosen through a competitive application and interview process, fellows are able to bring their ideas to life and engaged in this community-wide conversation.
BLUEPRINT FELLOWSHIP REQUIREMENTS
— Fellows must be Russian-speaking Jews between the ages of 25 and 40, residing in the NYC area.
— Fellows must have an original concept for a community project with an explicitly Jewish theme and an anticipated impact on at least 50 people.
— Fellows must participate in the program fully, including a three-day weekend retreat and 8 evening workshops, which take place monthly on weeknights.
— Fellows must implement their community projects within the Fellowship year, including a public launch event.
Entwine is a one-of-a-kind movement for young Jewish leaders, influencers, and advocates who seek to make a meaningful impact on global Jewish needs and international humanitarian issues.
We do this by offering service experiences in Jewish communities around the world, educational events and programs, and leadership development opportunities.
Entwine is for you if you’re:
Interested in learning about the needs of Jewish communities in countries like India, Argentina, Turkey, Hungary, Ethiopia, Ukraine, Israel and beyond
Ready to take action that will make a real difference in these communities
Excited about building relationships with Jews around the world
Open to taking greater responsibility and more of a leadership role in the global Jewish community
Entwine is an initiative of JDC, the largest Jewish humanitarian organization in the world. JDC works in 70 countries, specializing in humanitarian aid, Jewish community renewal and disaster relief.
The JCH offers free English classes for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programs to immigrants from around the world. Our programs include Beginner to Advanced levels, Family Education Programs and 360 service approach that provides supplemental supports. Over 1,000 people learn English at JCH each year.
Under the guidance of talented and caring teachers Firebird/JAR-Птица offers
a unique program for children ages 4-14 and adults of all ages!
Russian language skills
studying Jewish traditions and culture
art, drama and music
social gathering of Manhattan Russian-Speaking
learning with guest artists
LIGHT BRUNCH WILL BE SERVED!
Classes will take place on
Sundays once a month,
From 11:30am — 1:30pm
AT EITHER WEST OR EAST SIDE LOCATION
Организатор: Firebird/JAR - Птица: Judaism through Art
Connect with a warm and lively Jewish community for recreation, social and cultural events, outdoor activities, Shabbat, and holiday observances. JCC Manhattan is the place to meet others in your age group through fantastic one-time events and ongoing seasonal programming such as:
Annually sold out Sukkot and Chanukah parties
Monthly Shabbat dinners
J-Sport: our co-ed sports league for 20s+30s
Happy hours and our ever-popular beer pong tournaments
Fitness programs such as Yoga & Wine on the Roof, Spin classes, Mediation, Beyoncé dance, and more
Volunteer Corps: Bi-monthly volunteer projects with the elderly, individuals with special needs, and at-risk youth
Cooking and Art classes
And so much more!
JCH offers a variety of Youth Classes including: Academic Tutoring, Basketball Classes, Dance, Music and Voice Lessons, Sunday Academy, Swimming Academy, Table Tennis, Volleyball Classes. Classes are offered after school and on Sundays and specialized programs are developed for kids and teens ages 18 months – 18 years.
JEWISH LIFE for children in JCC Manhattan Jewish experiences for children, teens, and families
JEWISH LIFE for children in JCC Manhattan
Creating meaningful Jewish experiences for children, teens, and families that take place in the context of our diverse and welcoming community is an important priority. Through experiential Jewish education alternatives like Havurah and Jewish Journey Project, Shabbat and holiday celebrations, and a variety of Jewish programming during the year we help foster individual identity development as well as communal connections. The Wasserman Center for Family Life is honored to be a part of your family’s Jewish journey at every age and every stage.
Shabbat Club (18 months-3 years): Greet Shabbat with your child and learn about Jewish traditions through music, movement, art, and exploration. Develop a special family Shabbat routine by celebrating together as a community with the weekly experience of reciting blessings over candles, juice, and challah.
Infants + Young Children Shabbat Dinners: Welcome Shabbat with appetizers and cocktails at 5:30 pm, followed by an interactive sing-along from 5:45-6:15 pm. Blessings and dinner to follow. Grandparents and extended family members are welcome to attend. All levels of observance welcome. Pre-registration preferred. Strollers must remain in the lobby. Dietary laws observed.
PJ Library Storytime: Celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions in a monthly storytime featuring the PJ Library’s rich selection of books, stories, and songs for children.
Sing Along: Bring your little ones to welcome Shabbat with singing and dancing. Join the celebration on the first Friday of every month.
PJ Library is a Jewish family engagement program implemented on a local level throughout North America. We mail free, high-quality Jewish children’s literature and music to families across the continent on a monthly basis.
Today, families in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are able to explore the timeless core values of Judaism through books and music.
COJECO provides PJ Library subscriptions to Russian-speaking families in the NY Metro Area for parents with children ages 6 months through 8 years old. Sign up to begin receiving your free PJ Library books.
COJECO also organizes events for Russian-speaking Jewish families using PJ Library books as a cornerstone of the program activities, connecting stories from at-home reading with shared Jewish community experiences. Find an upcoming PJ Library Family Event near you.
Project Dacha brings informal Jewish experiences directly to Russian-speaking Jewish families who spend their summers at upstate NY cabin communities – Dacha – by providing fun hands-on workshops for children during the week and immersive family activities during the weekends.
Project Dacha is a new model of Jewish day camp designed specifically for Russian-speaking Jewish (RSJ) children, parents, and grandparents, providing informal Jewish educational experiences through a culturally sensitive approach.
Evening & weekend programs are designed for the whole family, including Shabbat celebrations, interactive workshops, and family games.
These experiences strengthen and shape Jewish identity of participants, encourage their future involvement in Jewish life and learning, and make them more comfortable in the Jewish settings.
WHY PROJECT DACHA?
Many Russian-speaking families from the New York tri-state area spend their summers at “Dacha” – summerhouse communities. Project Dacha engages participants on their own terms, meeting them where they are geographically (at Dacha!), emotionally, and intellectually.
Sports at Marks JCH are part of our community history and tradition. The Cammarata Youth Sports Center engages hundreds of kids and teens a year in healthy activities. Adult basketball and table tennis are also offered through the membership fitness program.
The Center for Jewish Living offers innovative perspectives on the texts, culture, and history of Judaism as only the JCC can. We understand that Jewish life encompasses the mind, the body, and the spirit. Our classes and programs span the globe and the range of Jewish experience, inviting you to deepen your knowledge, your intellect, and nourish your soul with the best of Jewish learning, culture, and spiritual practice.
The Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs
The Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs
The Jack and Shirley Silver Center for Special Needs builds and nurtures an inclusive and accepting community where individuals with varying special needs and their families can participate and succeed in innovative social, recreational, and educational activities. We recognize and respect the diversity of our community as we work to meet the changing needs of individuals with disabilities in the 21st century.
The Leadership Fellowship is an elite program, uniquely designed for Russian American Jewish students and young professionals.
The program goals are:
Enable participants to investigate many of the core spiritual/philosophical ideas that make the Jewish people unique, with an eye on what this teaches us about Jewish leadership and responsibility
Interact with leaders and exceptional people in the Jewish world, hear their stories, and develop a first hand understanding of what it takes to be a Jewish leader
A hands on exploration of Jewish identity through an unforgettable tour of Europe and Israel
Participants in the Leadership Fellowship meet for a total of 10 sessions during the semester. The sessions will feature:
A lecture or interactive program exploring major Jewish ideas.
Meeting with famous Jewish leaders from all walks of life: CEO’s of large companies, heads of organizations and political leaders
An advanced program option is available for select students featuring:
An exploration of core Jewish texts
Hebrew language course
There will be two Shabbat seminars. These weekend retreats will feature presentations by renowned Jewish educators, interactive workshops and exciting social programs. All meetings, classes and weekend seminars are mandatory.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible for a trip to Israel and Eastern Europe.