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A Chanukah “Day of Goodness” at RAJE




 A Chanukah “Day of Goodness” at RAJE: “Good things come in small packages”


We are excited that we just had our “Day of Goodness” on the first night of Chanukah at RAJE in Brighton Beach Brooklyn! We gathered together considerably early for a Sunday at 11am to have some donuts, and learn more about the volunteer work we were going to start off this special day with.


However, giving back to others wasn’t the whole purpose of the day. We also wanted to give to our own “neshama” (jewish soul), by learning more about Chanukah and experiencing it together. We were privileged to hear a shiur from Rabbi Shully Boteach, and light our menorahs together at RAJE headquarters as a community, or rather a Jewish family.



Yom Hashoah 2019 at The Moise Safra Center

2019-02-05 A gathering of Holocaust remembrance, unity, and Anni Maamin (the song of hope) By: Elisheva Lock MPA, LCSW Last night on the eve of Yom Hashoa, May 1 2019, three unrelated diverse Jewish organizations namely the beautiful Safra Center, The Jewish International Connection of New York (JICNY), and the Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island, JCCGCI, funded by the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany, had the pleasure of joining forces to promote Holocaust Remembrance and Jewish unity within the New York area.

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Donate Your Time Volunteer Fair


 The Jewish Community Council  of Greater Coney Island’s , Connect2 :Friendly visiting for Holocaust survivors program had the privilege of bringing in the Jewish New Year this year,  with five other Jewish organizations  in collaboration for a good cause, at the  “Donate Your Time” volunteer event in NYC on  the evening of September 20,2016.


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 Connect2 Brings in Shavuous 2016 in Style :
 JCC of Greater Coney Island’s Connect2 program is so grateful to Assemblyman Dov Hikind for helping the Holocaust survivors combat social isolation and bring in the Shavuout Holiday with Simcha (happiness) and hope.

The center was decorated with beautiful floral decorations and flowers in honor of the Shavuout holiday. We danced and sang together to beautiful live music. However, Assemblyman Hikind’s visit was an extra “shot of adrenaline” needed for these survivors to feel validated and remembered in a real way.
As a son of an Auschwitz survivor , Dov Hikind assured the group that he came to see all of them and tell them that, “yes, our people are not having it easy in Israel or around the world at this time, but we are still strong and amazing.”

May his mother’s neshama (soul) be extra uplifted today on her Yartzeit

Click here to view pictures from this event.

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