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Senior Centers

The National Council of Young Israel is the proud sponsor of 4 senior centers in the City of New York. Though each meets in a Young Israel synagogue, each of the Senior Centers is governed and operates independently of the synagogue where it meets and the National organization. The clients they serve hail from both their general local community and the membership of their synagogue.

The City of New York’s Department for the Aging (DFTA) funds these senior centers through sponsoring agencies, which in our centers’ case is Young Israel Programs, Inc. Young Israel Programs is a subordinate of the National Council of Young Israel and has its own officers- Hillel Adleman, President; Kevin Leifer, Vice President; Henry Alper, Vice President/Director of Senior Programming. Alan Pritzker is the contacts at the National Council of Young Israel office.

Each senior center’s budget must be approved annually by the City though they may and are encouraged to raise money to supplement those funds. For more information about NYC’s senior centers, click here

Our centers are;

Forest Hills

Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League

68-07 Burns Street 

Forest Hills, NY 11375 


718-263-3120 (Fax)

Susan Rabinowicz, Director

Natella Barayeva- Bookkeeper/Assistant Director



Queens Valley Neighborhood Senior Center

141-55 77th Ave.

Flushing, NY 11367

(718) 263-6995

(718) 263-9073 (Fax)

Alan Gombo - Program Director

Rosalyn Ungar - Bookkeeper, Ass't Director



Young Israel Senior Services NBH Inc.

1694 Ocean Ave

Brooklyn, New York 11230

718 253-7800

718 253-5741 (Fax)

Sarah Klein, Director

Tina Cotrona Assistant Director


Wavecrest & Bayswater

Senior League

2716 Healy Avenue

Far Rockaway, NY 11691

(718) 327-0297

(718) 471-1187 (Fax)

Sara Fordsham, Director 

Tehila Naamat, Assistant Director

Alice Kwitkin, Bookkeeper/ Program Assistant


Fri, 16 November 2018 8 Kislev 5779