COJECO helped me to be establish as a student of Touro College. (Posted by a GreatNonprofits staff member from a paper review.)
The COJECO supports our activities financially and allows us a space and usage of a copy machine free of charge. The COJECO informs us about many free cultural events and activities in support of Israel. (Posted by a GreatNonprofits staff member from a paper review.)
I was elected Vice President of Manhattan and Bronx branch of American Association of Veterans of WWII from FSU. The most important task was to make a list of veterans for a medal "65 Years of Great Victory." I couldn't do it all by myself, and all local organizations were obviously neglect. But COJECO answered immediately, and next day I had a meeting with a coordinator Rimma Khalamov. She found volunteers who were calling to veterans; made a deal with "Forum" newspaper to publish my ad; invited me to use COJECO conference room to meet with veterans; made copies and typed all materials; wrote a following letter to Washington and mailed a package to Washington. Also she helped me to send letters to different organizations of Manhattan to help old veterans. In behalf of Manhattan veterans I'd like to thank COJECO for a big benevolent timely help. (Posted by a GreatNonprofits staff member from a paper review)
I arrived in USA in 1996. Immediately I became to work in these two associations mentioned bellow, I participate actively in activities of the Vinnitsa friendly association (I was born in Vinnitsa, about 40 years I lived and worked in Petersburg). I spare big time working on radio "Our Voice": I direct a program "Outstanding Jews" since 1998. I am a member of Editorial Board of Collection of Information of AAJSFSU. I am one of the author-compilers of the Voters' Reference Book (with Inna Arolovich and William Gil).
I came here as a single mom. I wanted badly to get a marketable profession in medical area. COJECO assisted me morally and financially and I'm extremely grateful.
I immigrated in USA as Political Asylum. COJECO made financial assistance to my daughter to continue her education. (Posted by a GreatNonprofits staff member from a paper review.)
COJECO assisted our organization Congregation Tifereth Israel to buy tfillins, prayer-books, computer, camera, also COJECO funded Jewish Holiday concerts, concert dresses for teenagers, preparation our boys to Bar-mitzvah. COJECO invited us to other Jewish organizations of New York and always keeps us informed posted about community life. Congregation Tifereth ISrael was erected in 1911; it's one of the eldest active synagogues in Queens, and it has a few historical titles. 1) In May 1999 it was the first synagogue with a status The Queens Historical Society's Queensmark. 2) In November 2002 Congregation Tifereth Israel was entered the list of The New York State and National Registers of Historic places. 3) Last ear it had New York City landmark status. In two last cases we received recommendation letters from COJECO as well as oral recommendation in hearing in the Court for New York City landmark status. COJECO recommended Congregation Tifereth Israel to state and city for a grant in amount $200,000.00. (Posted by a GreatNonprofits staff member from a paper review form.)
I'm President of Metropolitan Russian-American Parents Association (MRAPA). Assistance of COJECO is priceless. COJECO comes to help on time. COJECO supported MRAPA financially and gave a free room to conduct a program for disabled children. (Posted by a GreatNonprofits staff member from a paper review form.)
I couldn't find a decent job, was in depression didn't hav money...When I came to COJECO LEadership Group I enjoyed all sessions as well as meetings with interesting people - the members of the Group. The result was unexpected: co-leader I've met in a Group invited me to interview at her company. So I've got an offer, and now I work at this company about 4 years - and I'm happy. Thank you COJECO for help and support. COJECO really has a right to be calld Great Non-for-profit organization. (entered by a GreatNonprofits staff member from a paper review form)
I'm a President of a Guild of Jewish Folks Arts and Crafts. COJECO invited Guild members to attend interesting events, Folksbiene Jewish Theatre shows, and free ESL classes.
I became a certified chess teacher. COJECO helped me to organize 9/11 memorial championships during 7 years. (Review input by GreatNonprofits staff member from paper review form).
As a Russian Jew and director of RAJE, I take great pride that our organization is a member of COJECO. Under the leadership of Roman Shmulenson, one of the most effective and talented young leaders in our community, COJECO has grown by leaps and bounds becoming the most important umbrella organization representing our community. Building strong grassroots communal institutions is essential for Russian Jews in America, but without proper guidance and support from COJECO that type of development would be almost impossible. Roman works night and day, helping countless grassroots initiatives within our community to develop into strong and successful non-for-profit organizations. His patience, ingenuity and hard work are legendary and I feel great knowing that I can count on him and COJECO to help with the development and expansion of RAJE.
CoJECO has been a great help us by providing our recently immigrated students with grants for their education at our facility.
COJECO always organize a lot of great events for russian jewish emigrant community. I come to a lot of these events and they never fail to be fun. All in all, I think they're doing a great great!
Cojeco is one of the great programs that NYC helps to Russian Jewish children learn about their culture and religion. I have been working for them for 3 years now and I have learned a lot by teaching the children. This is a great non profit organization that keeps the Jewish tradition alive.
I got involved with COJECO as a result of going to Israel on a trip with my fellow Russian/Jewish emigres after designing The Dance of Life sculpture for the JCC of Staten Island. It was an amasing experience discovering Israel and meeting new friends. Since that time, I participated in a Jewish retreat and received a mini-grant to coordinate a cultural program for Russian/Jewish adults called "Heritage Quest". All these experiences have changed my life and enriched it socially and spiritually. This year, for the first time in 25 years I attended the services for the High Holidays and felt connected and welcome. I thank COJECO for the opportunities to meet new people and personal and professional inspiration.