JCC of Washington Heights featured in The Jewish Week

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JCC of Washington Heights featured in The Jewish Week


Our JCC Volunteers vising the elderly of Washington Heights
Click on the link below to see photos from JCCWHI events. Photo albums from specific events are listed down the far right hand side.


The JCC is partnering with Music Vs. to bring the joy of music to neighborhood seniors.


JCC-WHI volunteers prepared close to 100 packages of Rosh Hashana groceries to enhance the holiday for neighborhood seniors and families.


Labor Day Ride and Retreat! A team representing various shuls in Washington Heights came together to support the JCC’s food pantry at Hazon’s Labor Day Bike Ride. The photo shows R. Margaret Wenig, Jeanne-Marie Musto, Rebecca Mintz, and Shira Frager.


Freshly cooked Shabbat meals are delivered to seniors’ homes every Friday by our dedicated volunteer Steve Wachtel. The JCC-WHI’s weekend meals program ensures that these seniors avoid malnutrition, while also keeping them connected to tradition.

The JCC was so happy to be joined by volunteers as we delivered Mishloach Manot to our local Seniors! The Mishloach Manot were donated by Or Olam Women's League, Yeshiva University and Mount Sinai Shul. All of our Seniors enjoyed the wonderful treats! Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers!!! For more picture please click the link above for our flickr account!



The JCC partnered with volunteers from Mt. Sinai to bring local seniors some much welcomed company (and a fruit-themed gift) in celebration of Tu B’shvat on 1/12/14.



JCC-WHI Honored by City Council member Jackson
The Jewish Community Council is proud to have been honored for our “professionalism, compassion, and leadership” by Council member Robert Jackson. The NYC Council citation recognizes our director Debbie Hes for leading “an exceptional and compassionate group of professionals that go well beyond their means and obligations to meet the needs of the community they serve.” We thank all of our elected officials for their support, and look forward to continuing to provide vital social services to the Washington Heights community.

60 volunteers celebrated Thanksgiving by participating in 1 of 9 volunteer projects that showed thanks to our wonderful neighborhood establishments.

The JCCWHI and Mt Sinai joined together to brighten the day for lonely seniors on 5/19/13 in honor of Shavuot.


The JCC honored Rachel Waldman, head of the Mt. Sinai Jewish Center’s Chesed Committee, at the UJA-Federation of NY’s Volunteer Recognition Event.

Click here for photos of our Pre-Pesach Matza Distribution event, at which we provided free matza for over 100 local households.

The JCCWHI's food pantry received a special donation, thanks to SAR high school and CableVision's Power to Learn program. The presentation on March 12, 2013 (click here for a photo) was attended by Council Member Koppell.

SAR high school ran a food drive to benefit the our food pantry. A group of students packaged the food, making it ready to distribute to individuals and families in need. Click here for photos.



2012


On Wednesday, December 12, 2012 the JCCWHI held an annual Chanukah party. In attendance were 150 local seniors as well as several elected officials and representatives of the NYPD. Click here for photos.

JCC of Washington Heights was awarded a grant from UJA-Federation of NY to run a special project for Jewish Social Action Month (Cheshvan/Oct). Russian-speakers of different generations came together for a wonderfully rich conversation followed by a hands-on volunteer project. For photos, click here.

JCC of WH collaborated with Neta Ilan to provide Rosh Hashana grocery packages to enhance local families' celebration of Rosh Hashana. For photos, please click here.

Kosher on a Budget Workshop - 8/5/12
For photos of Mara Strom Sachs’ Kosher on a Budget presentation, please click here.

Flattening the Hills: A Celebration of Jewish Life in Washington Heights! Click here for photos.

Debbie Hes, Executive Director of JCCWHI, was honored at Met Council's Annual Legislative Breakfast on June 3, 2012. Debbie received the Shimon Zweig Memorial Award in recognition of her efforts to alleviate poverty and provide high quality social services. Click here for photos.

As part of the Flattening the Hills initiative, the JCCWHI convened representatives from local Jewish institutions for a capacity building workshop, on February 1, 2012. Click here for photos.

The Jewish Community Council of Washington Heights-Inwood runs the only kosher food pantry in Upper Manhattan. The pantry is usually open Tuesday-Thursday from 11am-1pm, serving an average of 300 households per week. However, on occasion we are forced to close the pantry due to a lack of food and we have to turn people away. Click here for photos of our food pantry on January 25th, when we served 140 households in just 2 hours.

SAR high school ran a food drive to benefit the JCCWHI's food pantry. On January 12, 2012 a group of students packaged the food, making it ready to distribute to individuals and families in need. Click here for photos.


2011


On Thursday, December 22, 2011 the JCCWHI held an annual Chanukah party. In attendance were 150 local seniors as well as several elected officials and representatives of the NYPD. Click here for photos.

Medicare Part D information session, hosted by JCC-WHI and Fort Tryon Center for Rehab and Nursing. Click here for photos.

Flattening the Hills Street Fair Volunteer Recruitment Event. Click here for photos.

The JCCWHI and Neta Ilan co-sponsored food packages to enhance Rosh Hashana for local individuals and families, in memory of Ilan Tokayer, z"l. Click here for photos.


Click here for photos of the JCC Volunteer Recognition and Recruitment Event.


Click here for photos of the 9/11/2011 Day of Service.


Click here for a photo of JCC WHI staff member, Anat Coleman, marching with elected officials in the Salute to Israel Parade, June 2011.


Click here for photos of the MTA Chessed Committe Vounteers.


Click here for photos of our pre-Pesach Matza Distribution.


Click here for photos of our Police Community Affairs Workshop.


Click here for photos of our mailing volunteers.


Click here for photos of Fit, Fun, and Balanced.



2010



Click here for photos of Fairway's donation of Chanukah packages.


Click here for photos of SAR students packing bags for the JCC food pantry of items gathered during their food drive.


Click here for photos of the Safety & Security Workshop.


Click here for photos of the Chanukah party.


Click here for photos of the Street Fair
and
click here for Street Fair photos taken by Judah S. Harris, photographer and filmmaker.


Click here for photos of the Sukkos party.


Click here for photos of Representative Charles Rangel, Assemblymen Farrel and Espaillat with JCC Board Members.


Click here for photos of Inspector Capul receiving an award.


Click here for photos of New York Cares packing food for our food pantry.



Click here for photos of the NYPD Crime Prevention Workshop held in conjunction with Moriah Older Adult Luncheon Club.



Click here for photos of PS48's donation to the JCC's food pantry.



Click here for photos of New York Cares volunteers making packages for the JCC food pantry.



Click here for photos of the JCC's Friendship Group.



Click here for photos of the JCC's Stress Relief Workshop.



Click here for photos of the JCC's Census Workshop.



Click here for photos of the SAR Visit.




2009




Click here for photos of the JCC's Friendship Group.



Click here for photos of the Seniors Health Week.



Click here for photos of the JCC Trip to the YU Museum.



Click here for photos of the YRSRH Kindergarten Class Visit.



Click here for photos of the Fire Safety Presentation.



Click here for photos of the JCC Chanukah Party.



Click here for photos of the JCC Computer Classes.



Click here for photos of the Section 8 Rally with Senator Schneiderman.



Click here for photos of the JCC Sukkos Party.



Click here for photos of the JCC Staff at the Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation luncheon.



Click here for photos of the PS48 Donation.



Click here for photos of the JCC Safety Presentation.



Click here for photos of the JCC Employment Workshop.



Click here for photos of the JCC Spring Concert.

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