Seniors, many from the former Soviet Union, went on a local trip with the JCC of Washington Heights to the "Odessa: Babel, Ladyzhensky and the Soul of a City" exhibit at the Center for Jewish History on W. 16th St. (Click on photo to see all pictures.)
JCCWHI enjoys a warm relationship with the New York Police Department. participating in the Community Partner Program. March 2016. Third from the left is the JCCWHI’s Executive Director, Debbie Hes. (Click on photo)
The JCC annual matza distribution event provided free matza and good cheer in preparation for the Passover holiday. Special thanks to Music VS for enhancing this event.
When Mr. Hes turned 100, we celebrated! Special thanks to YRSRH pre-school for the beautiful birthday cards.
JCC held a Chanukah Party for 100 neighborhood seniors. We were also pleased to welcome Senator Espaillat, Assemblyman Farrell, and Manhattan Borough President Brewer.
JCC of Washington Heights and the Mount Sinai Chessed Committee held Light Up The Heights! A community wide day of service in Washington Heights on December 7th, 2014. Click on the Flickr link for more photos.
JCC of Washington Heights featured in The Jewish Week
Our JCC Volunteers visiting the elderly of Washington Heights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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