Since the 1970’s, waves of immigrants
from the Former Soviet Union have been contributing to the vibrant
Russian-Jewish community of New York.
To better focus the communities’ full potential, COJECO, located in New York City and a
beneficiary of UJA, was formed in 2001 to serve as the umbrella organization to
synergize Russian-Jewish grass-roots organizations that provide vital services
and programs to the community.
COJECO represents over half a million
Russian-speaking Jews whose interests and concerns are their priority. COJECO
eases the integration of the Russian-speaking Jews into American life by
assisting member organizations in providing access to resources, grant
applications for community development and fosters partnerships with external
agencies. COJECO also cares for those in need and strengthens Jewish identity
through projects such as Jewish youth centers, community leadership training,
Jewish education and missions to Israel.
May has been proclaimed by President Obama and United States Congress, Jewish American Heritage Month. Despite years of oppression and persecution, Jews have always risen up to help bring improvement and progress to society.
The International Center for Autism Research and Education (Icare4autism), a New York City- based non-profit organization, announced plans to create the world’s first Global Autism Center on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem, Israel.