Queens Jewish Community Council
The Queens Jewish Community Council serves as a non-political, non-partisan body for communication and action for the residents and organizations of Queens.
- Provide social services to those in need to improve their quality of life regardless of race, creed, age, religion, color, disability, national origin, sex or marital status.
- Protect and advance the interests of Jewish life throughout the Borough of Queens.
- Help to establish and maintain conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations and rights of citizenship can be perpetuated.
- Cooperate with all religious, ethnic and racial groups in the advancement of civil rights and human dignity, and work to preserve a democratic society.
- Work to combat all forms of anti-Semitism and bigotry and involve itself with the preservation and dignity of Jewish communities throughout the world.
- Encourage a deeper understanding and appreciation of our Jewish heritage and culture.
- Support the State of Israel.
What we do
QJCC Provides various programs to assist in the larger Queens community.
Thousands of Jewish poor, elderly and homeless turn to us for emergency cash assistance and other support advice.
We distribute Kosher food for more than 1,500 needy families.
We provide locks, window gates and other security devices for income eligible seniors citizens. We work closely with the NYC Police Department to arrange security for Jewish institutions.
Assistance to the Homebound
We distribute lifeline communicators which can be used by seniors to summon help in the case of emergency.
We are the united voice of Queens Jewry, representing the Borough’s synagogues and Jewish institutions in their dealings with government, and organizing action on behalf of Israel and other Jewish causes.
Every summer, Queens parks come alive with the sound of Jewish music at QJCC concerts.