In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, and the Mexico earthquake, many residents in the Caribbean and Mexico are without basic services such as electricity and water, and have been displaced from their homes. All are facing a long return to normalcy following the disasters. The immediate needs and required resources for long-term rebuilding and recovery are significant. If you are seeking a way to help, we invite you to use the relief resources we have compiled here.


The Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan’s new Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility serves as a catalyst in the Jewish community, encouraging and deepening the civic engagement of our constituents and our wider community. We start with the radical idea that change is possible, that bringing people together with a shared desire to work for a better, fairer, and safer world for everyone is the very essence of what Jewish tradition demands of us.

To learn more about programs and plans, click here and check "Civic Engagement + Social Justice" to register for our mailing list. We also want to know what’s on your mind! We welcome you to share your ideas via our brief community survey.

You can also visit us during our weekly office hours to learn more: On Tuesdays, from 1-3 pm, community members are welcome to visit the CSR office to meet with our staff, ask questions about our work and our programs, and learn more about how to get involved.

The Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility is proud to draw on and expand the work of its JCC predecessor, Ma’yan, which began in 1993 as the Jewish women’s project of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and developed into a leader in Jewish feminist social justice education. To access resources and publications from Ma’yan’s online archive, click here.

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