COJECO has done phenominal work in helping recent immigrants from the former Soviet Republics adjust to life in the United States. The theater company that I work for often partners with COJECO to provide free tickets to our performances, especially to older and impoverished people. (Posted by GreatNonprofits staff member from a paper review.)
I liked very much to meet interesting people, to discuss current problems with a group, to have an opportunity to make new contacts. About myself: I worked as a coordinator, social worker in Jewish organizations, FEGS, after graduation Adelphi University I work at the office of congressman Nadler. (Posted by GreatNonprofits staff member from a paper review.)
Our group (over 20 senior citizens, living in Riverdale, Bronx, NY) is very grateful to COJECO and personally to Victoria Anesh and Rimma Kharlamov. They are our real friends. They inform us about exhibitions, festivals and concerts of Folksbiene Theater when the tickets are free or with a big discount. We never forget exhibition of Mark Chagall in Jewish Art Museum. It was so interesting to see Chagall's art, decorations for Russian Jewish Theater, and portraits of famous Russian Jewish actors of terrible destiny during Stalin's terror. When we were on the concert of Folksbiene we felt like a real part of Jewish nation. It was unbelievable atmosphere on the stage and around. We also participated in the parade Salute to Israel and commemoration days of Holocaust. All good things in our community COJECO did for us.
I am President of NY Association of Holocaust Suurvivors. We cooperate with COJECO a few years. We participate actively in COJECO events: meetings, seminars, tours at Jewish Art and Holocaust museum, creative meetings, etc. (Review input by GreatNonprofits staff member from paper review form).
I came to USA from Moscow. Attending COJECO events and meetings I started to know and love Jewish culture, music, and literature. (Review input by GreatNonprofits staff member from paper review form).
I immigrated into USA from Moscow, Russia. COJECO helped me with my Jewish self-identification. I discovered Jewish history and culture that were stolen from Jews in the former Soviet Union. (Review input by GreatNonprofits staff member from paper review form).
I am originally from Moscow in Russia. COJECO has helped me with important information and they've also helped with moral support.
I am a member of NY Association of Holocaust Survivors since 1993. I went on tours, Folkbiene new show "New voices," and to museums. (Review input by GreatNonprofits staff member from paper review form)
Great organizations helps get in touch with the community around you. Helps kids in every age group to accomplish goals in life that meet beyond expectations. I am doing an internship teaching children of age 3 about jewish practices and traditions and enjoying every moment of it.
As a longtime Board Member of COJECO, I am extremely proud to be a part of this vital and incredibly important organization. COJECO plays the most significant role in unifying our community and community organizations into a cohesive structure and empowers its members to grow and flourish.
COJECO is a vital organization that strongly serves the NY Russian Jewish community. It has filled a long standing void and has excelled through innovative programming and leadership. It is run very efficiently and effectively.
This is my 2nd year working for this organization and my experience has definitely been a positive one. I feel that it is important to educate children from early childhood about their heritage and COJECO has been making it possible. The lessons are not only informative, but interactive and creative! The best part is that I am also learning and not just teaching.
COJECO is great organization and great people! The organization is very openned to the community and brings Jewish Russians together in NYC. Also, the events and programs proposed are very interesting (open art museums, shows, concerts, trips, etc...). I highly recommend to all Russian Jews in the NY area to check out COJECO!
I have been working with COJECO's Day Care program for 4 years now and I believe it is an amzaing program. COJECO gives back a lot to the Jewish community and its children. Without this program many Jewish people would not be getting the help they are and our children may not be getting jewish education that we provide them. It is a one of a kind program!