Partners in Caring
Through Partners in Caring, three major components of the Jewish community join forces to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. UJA-Federation of New York, JCCA and seven community-based Bukharian Jewish grassroots organizations generate a synergy that creates a strong and vibrant kehillah, working together in the Bukharian Jewish community to help at-risk youth and strengthen families.
Partners in Caring is the gateway through which JCCA brings its services and expertise to a variety of naturally occurring settings in the Bukharian Jewish community. Partners in Caring focuses and enhances the capacity of organizations, synagogues and schools in the Bukharian Jewish community to recognize and meet the needs of their constituencies.
Areas of the collaboration
- Working directly with children and at-risk young people who are dropping out of school, in trouble with the law, abusing drugs and alcohol, struggling to integrate and are lacking in role models and direction
- Staff also reaches out to youth on the streets to engage them in positive, constructive activities.
- Kesher is sponsored by JCCA. The program was created through partnerships with local rabbis, lay leaders, Yeshiva principals, teachers and the Queens Jewish Community Council.
- Strengthening families by offering premarital counseling and consultation to sustain healthy relationships between spouses
- Assisting parents of at-risk youth with behavioral issues and helping them to support their children’s development and adjustment
- Helping professionals and rabbis work with at-risk youth and their families
- Council of Aid to Central Asian Jews
- Sha’arei Zion Ohel Bracha
- Jewish Institute of Queens
- Mesivta Tiferes Torah Institute
- Solomon Schechter School of Queens
Partners in Caring is funded by a grant from the Caring Commission of UJA-Federation of New York and by JCCA.