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uja-federation's engage jewish service corps
at the jcc in manhattan

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  • Become part of a community of Jewish New Yorkers in their 50s, 60s, and beyond volunteering on the Upper West Side and throughout NYC.
  • Understand the key issues affecting our community and ways to address them.
  • Learn from experts and from each other.

"The deepest wisdom man can attain is to know that his destiny is to aid, to serve."
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

The UJA-Federation of New York's Engage Jewish Service Corps at JCC in Manhattan empowers Jews in their 50s, 60s, and beyond to address the needs of the Jewish community of New York City. Volunteers can use their life-long skill-sets, expertise, passion, and leadership to learn about and address issues including poverty, hunger, joblessness, and the needs of caregivers, isolated elderly, and children with special needs. Volunteers choose opportunities that fit their interests and availability or create opportunities of their own.

Participants also join together in regular community-building gatherings that include discussion, reflection, and analysis. These provide an opportunity to learn about related societal issues and teachings, and facilitate connections between the volunteering, learning, and overall life experiences.

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
- Robert F. Kennedy

possible volunteer placements/projects

to register to join Engage.

to view upcoming Engage programs.

to visit Engage Connect, an independent blog written by
Engage members for Engage members.

For more information, please contact Rabbi Brian Fink, Director of Engage, at 646.505.4408 or

To learn about volunteer opportunities in Brooklyn, please contact Susan Kranberg, Engage Community Organizer, at 347.415.0943, or


UJA-Federation's Engage Jewish Service Corps at The JCC in Manhattan is funded by a generous grant from the UJA-Federation of New York.

the JCC in Manhattan