Sid Jacobson JCC’s Empathy Walk Unites Asian American and Jewish Teens to Promote Solidarity
East Hills, NY, June 17, 2021
Local teens put the words “hate has no home here” into action on June 13 at Sid Jacobson JCC’s Center for Community Engagement’s first Empathy Walk, a social justice and leadership program. The walk brought together 30 teens from local high school Asian American Culture clubs and Jewish teens from SJJCC’s Teen Services programs to create an action step against the recent increase in acts of bias, hate, and intolerance. Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti partnered with the JCC on the program and attended, walking in solidarity with the local teens.
Sid Jacobson JCC’s Curb Your Mitzvah Event Hosted By Community Bank Teen Ambassadors Collects Over 2,500 Pounds of Food for the Food Insecure
East Hills, NY, April 28, 2021
On Sunday, April 18, Community Bank Teen Ambassadors, Eliza Liebowitz and Benjy Rubin hosted Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Needs Bank’s Curb Your Mitzvah event as a mitzvah project. Together, the teens raised funds and brought in over 2,500 pounds of food and other product to benefit the Community Needs Bank. New York State Assemblywoman Gina Sillitti volunteered at the event and presented the teens with citations for their community service. Other local officials in attendance included Village of East Hills Mayor Michael Koblenz, Town of North Hempstead Councilman Peter J. Zuckerman, North Hempstead Town Clerk Wayne Wink, and Village of East Hills Trustee Brian Meyerson.
Sid Jacobson JCC Fitness Instructor Natalie Penny Recognized as Citizen of the Week by Legislator Joshua Lafazan
East Hills, NY, March 22, 2021
Sid Jacobson JCC is proud to announce fitness instructor Natalie Penny is being recognized by Legislator Joshua Lafazan’s Citizen of the Week social media series for her efforts as a fitness professional serving adults, seniors, and those suffering or recovering from a cancer diagnosis. The Citizen of the Week initiative highlights the efforts of citizens living in Nassau County’s 18th district.
Sid Jacobson JCC’s Virtual Friendship Circle 2021, A Yellow Rose Event Raises Funds for Adult Day Programs
East Hills, NY, March 5, 2021
Sid Jacobson JCC’s Virtual Friendship Circle 2021, A Yellow Rose Event, held on Wednesday, February 24, raised vital funds for the JCC’s Adult Day programs. The virtual event highlighted the incredible work of these programs, especially throughout the pandemic, and featured a performance by Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway, the voice of Anastasia’s “Journey to the Past.”
Sid Jacobson JCC Launches Covid Relief Hub in Partnership with UJA-Federation of New York
East Hills, NY, February 11, 2021
Sid Jacobson JCC is proud to announce the launch of the Covid Relief Hub at Sid Jacobson JCC, created in partnership with UJA-Federation of NY. The Hub is a one-stop-shop that provides help and support needed in a confidential and easy to access environment. During these difficult times, The Hub is here to assist those who were furloughed or laid off and those feeling anxious, depressed, or scared about tomorrow.
Roslyn 7-Year-Old Raises $7,500 for Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Needs Bank by Making Mask Chains
East Hills, NY, February 3, 2021
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Roslyn’s Ryan Buslik and her family began donating non-perishables and making weekly food deliveries for Sid Jacobson JCC’s Community Needs Bank. When the summer started, Buslik wanted to take her beading creativity and use it as a way to raise funds for the JCC. With the pandemic essential masks in mind, inspiration struck and the 7-year-old began making mask chains. Over the last seven months, Buslik has sold approximately 700 mask chains, raising $7,500 for SJJCC’s Community Needs Bank.
Over 500 Volunteer at Sid Jacobson JCC’s Day of Service in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.
East Hills, NY, January 21, 2021
On Monday, January 18, more than 500 community members participated in Sid Jacobson JCC’s day of service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Sid Jacobson JCC. Organized by the JCC’s Center for Community Engagement and funded by UJA-Federation, the day engaged volunteers in a virtual concert, a blood drive, and two service projects including a drive-through assembly event where 350 packages were created and then delivered to homebound seniors and the creation and display of luminary bags with messages of hope.