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JCH Mission, Vision and Values


The mission of the Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, known as the JCH, is to be a center for community life in Brooklyn that is rooted in Jewish values and fosters an inclusive environment. We affect residents at every life stage by providing critical services that lift people out of poverty and innovative programs that educate and inspire.

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Rooted in Jewish values, JCH connects and empowers members of the broader community at every life stage through vital social services and programs that educate and inspire.


We envision a community where people have access to the services they need to live successful and rewarding lives and where Jewish identity is preserved and celebrated.


Responsibility: We promote self-sufficiency, both for those we help and for our organization. We believe when there is a sense of ownership, everyone is empowered to accomplish his or her goals.

Individuality: Every individual has a story that matters to us. We respect our constituents and treat each one with dignity.

Continuity: We serve the needs of all generations and offer support at every life stage. We transform the lives of the families and individuals who join us by removing obstacles and creating opportunities for long-term success.

Jewish identity: We treasure Jewish values and seek to play a significant role in the formation of Jewish identity. We work to strengthen our relationships and connections with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

Culture of caring and inclusiveness:  We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive second home. Our doors are always open to those in need.

Collaboration: We are an integral partner in the delivery of community-based, accessible social services and value collaboration with others to meet our shared goals.

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Board of Directors      

Eli S. Feldman, President
Cary J. Davis, Honorary Chairman of the Board*
Jonathan E. Gold, Chairman of the Board*
Carol Goldstein, Vice Chair of the Board*
Rachel Epstein, 1st Vice President  
David Klafter, 2nd Vice President
Katherine Boas, 3rd Vice President
Anton Gorshkov, 4th Vice President
Allan Shaw, Treasurer
Alvin Kuneffsky, Secretary

David P. Berkowitz*
Gerald P. Farber
Yale Fergang
Felix Filler
Cheryl Fishbein*
Mel Goldfeder
Dayle J. Henshel
Robert Ivker
Michelle Kelner
Ben Krull
Irene Molod
Leon Pollack*
Philip Schatten*
Alex Budnitsky, CEO/Executive Director

*Past Presidents


Andrew Boas
Stanley Goldberg
Glenn Markman ז״ל 
Arthur J. Press ז״ל
Dr. Benjamin Sherman ז״ל

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Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
7802 Bay Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 331-6800