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Marks JCH launches a new program for single parent families - ReSpect PDF Print E-mail

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Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst (Marks JCH) Opens Center for LGBT Russian-speakers PDF Print E-mail

Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst (Marks JCH) Opens Center for LGBT Russian-speakers

 

Brooklyn, NY  - The Marks JCH is proud to announce the opening of a Center for LGBT Russian-speakers, funded in part by a generous grant from Marks JCH Board Member and Past President Cary Davis. Providing assistance to an increasing growing number of lesbian and gay Russian-speakers, the Center will offer its services to individuals and families who are fleeing Russia and Ukraine following a growing wave of discrimination and violence aimed at LGBT individuals and families. Over the past year, these individuals, couples and families have been arriving in Brooklyn in search of a safe haven and more secure way of life. The Marks JCH is well-positioned to offer comprehensive support and serve as a hub for LGBT Russian-speakers, as its culturally competent staff is experienced in the provision of concrete services to refugees and asylum seekers. Case management will enable each client to be assessed for and receive from among the following services: English for Speakers of Other Languages, guidance in opening bank accounts, referrals for health insurance, assistance obtaining local identification papers, access to the Marks JCH health and wellness programs, space for peer support groups, psychological support, and referrals to partner agencies where needed, such as NYLAG for pro bono legal assistance in pursuing asylum. In cases where appropriate, emergency cash assistance will be provided. Additional social components will include access to children and family programs and peer support groups.

 

Contact:

Gelena Blishteyn
Chief Operating Officer
Marks JCH
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718-943-6325
 
Marks JCH Featured in New York Times: Neediest Cases PDF Print E-mail

Today's New York Times featured another Neediest Cases story from a UJA-Federation of New York beneficiary agency. Hope you can share this link on your social media resources to help spread the word about Neediest Cases.

The Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York,  made it possible for Russian immigrants Vilyam and Mayya Gil to afford a gravestone for their daughter, who died last year.

Click here to read the Article!

 
Teen Drama Workshop! PDF Print E-mail

TEEN DRAMA WORKSHOP

presented by FolksbieneRU & Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst

This 8 week workshop for teens taught by professional actors of the Lost & Found Project, will offer a chance to explore personal histories through improv, theater games and acting exercises. The workshop will culminate in a performance featuring monologues created by the students.

Register Today!

This program is subsidized with the support of Genesis Philanthropy Group and Folksbiene and brings the cost down to $36.00 for 8 sessions + the performance. 

Join our Facebook Event!

 

For more information please call (718) 934-6332 or (212) 213-2120 ext. 211

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