The BPJCC is currently on 49th Street and 14th Avenue, in the same building as the Boro Park Y. They are renovating a new, more spacious location at a new site. In a tweet, the BPJCC wrote that they hope the new place will “bring hope and assistance to thousands of Boro Park’s neediest individuals as we continue to work together for the betterment of our entire community.”
The people at BPJCC gave local politicians and leaders a tour of the new building that is under construction.
Councilman Kalman Yeger and other community figures joined the organization on a tour to check out the new building.
Official Press Release from the BPJCC:
Memorable Visit by Councilman Kalman Yeger Accompanied By Leading Community Askanim to View Progress on Construction of the New Center
By JPR Marketing
Boro Park, NY—To many, the most distinctive feature of Boro Park is 13th Avenue, with its exclusive shopping lining the road and the iconic Shomrei Shabbos shul that hundreds, maybe thousands, pass through daily. Now 13th Avenue is set to welcome another landmark: It will soon be the proud host of the Boro Park Jewish Community Council’s brand new headquarters.
The new center will open with numerous offices to provide the public a dazzling array of services, activities, and programs. There is something there to benefit every Boro Park resident, and of course, all services are provided free of charge.
Programs include computer classes, assistance with obtaining Medicaid and the government-administered SNAP Program; citizenship applications and Holocaust survivor’s benefits; identification cards and much more. Now everything will be available in a fresh, new setting at a centralized location that will improve access for all.
The former Boro Park JCC offices in the Y building on 14th Avenue were outgrown long ago. After an exhaustive search, the JCC located a perfect site at the corner of 46th Street and 13th Avenue. The building is being completely refurbished to the JCC’s specifications.
Rabbi Isaac Stern, President of the Boro Park JCC, issued the following statement for the occasion: “Everything that will be done and carried out in the various offices of the Council is of paramount importance to the people who are in need of this help. So many residents have been – over the years – helped here with their needs. Our staff members responded to them with their unique ability to help, and all of this will now be improved in the beautiful new center.
“It is also my pleasure to be able to greet the newly hired Executive Director Rabbi Avi Greenstein. He is a rising star in the world of askanus in general and especially for representing our interests in higher government circles. Rabbi Greenstein brings with him a wonderful and rich reputation for far-reaching activities that he developed along with other community activists.”
In his personal message to the Boro Park community the new Executive Director Rabbi Greenstein wrote: “Great things are happening for the people of Boro Park as the Boro Park Jewish Community Council expands to meet the ever-increasing demand for social services and advocacy in the most sophisticated way possible. The BPJCC’s upcoming move into a phenomenal, state-of-the-art, social service center that is being constructed to serve the Boro Park community, is one whose time has come. The BPJCC is especially excited about the progress that has been made to date and is looking forward to the grand opening so as to serve its thousands of clients in the new location.”
Last Thursday, May 31st, the BPJCC invited Boro Park Councilman Kalman Yeger and a group of communal activists, including the JCC’s devoted board members, to visit the site and check on the progress of construction at the new center. Mr. Yeger and the others were shown around by Executive Director Rabbi Avi Greenstein, and they were all ecstatic at how far the work has already progressed.
The visitors included Reb Yitzchak Fleisher and Reb Yidel Perlstein of Community Board 12; Reb Yoel Grunfeld; Reb Naftali Reiner; Reb Menachem Garfinkel; Reb Yosef Nadler; Reb Yechiel Myski; Reb Shraga Friedman and Reb Yidel Schoenfeld. They were all enthusiastic about the grand project that will finally provide the BPJCC with a setting worthy of its activities.
Councilman Yeger issued the following statement for the media: “Thursday was an incredible opportunity to tour a project that will continue its essential work in assisting so many deserving people in our community. The programs and benefits provided by Boro Park JCC offer immediate relief and direction for clients needing a path of self-sufficiency and independence.
“Boro Park JCC is the helping hand that our community strives to give. I look forward to continuing to partner with our JCC to help make it easier to live, work and raise a family in our community.”
Thank you @KalmanYeger for sharing in @BPJCC’s exciting endeavor while touring @BPJCC’s future new location at a site that will bring hope and assistance to thousands of Boro Park’s neediest individuals as we continue to work together for the betterment of our entire community. pic.twitter.com/axudvMp92e
— Boro Park JCC (@bpjcc) June 1, 2018