The Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula welcomes its new executive director, Nathan Krasnovsky. Nathan was born and raised in Far Rockaway, where he currently resides with his wife and three children. He graduated from Queens College with honors, earning a bachelor’s degree with a major in political science. Subsequently, he graduated from Sh’or Yoshuv with a master’s degree in Talmudic Law and received rabbinic ordination. Currently, Nathan attends Fordham Law School in the evenings.

Nathan comes to the JCCRP from The Met Council on Jewish Poverty, where he worked for the past three years, first as a legal liaison in the family violence department and then as the director of its Midwood, Brooklyn Single Stop program.

Nathan was responsible for transforming The Single Stop into one of Met Council’s most successful programs, providing low-income residents of the Flatbush community with a wide array of social services, including assistance with public benefits, legal services, immigration help, and emergency financial assistance. This success led to six featured articles in the New York Times in 2011—2012.

Nathan utilizes a serious and conscientious approach to his work combined with a humane, empathic attitude to his clients. The JCCRP is excited to welcome Nathan and to begin its new era under his direction. Under his leadership, the JCCRP will continue its dedicated service to the community.

The JCCRP continues to offer food-stamp advocacy and enrollment; Medicaid/CHP/FHP enrollment, recertification, and advocacy; kosher food pantry; information, referral, and assistance with government benefits including Social Security, SSI, SCRIE, HEAP, and Section 8 housing; tenant/landlord mediation; assistance with Medicare including enrollment into part D, advocacy, and information; the Rabbi Michael Scholar summer camp scholarships; crisis intervention; and the free summer fair and concert to community residents.

In order to make an appointment to apply for health insurance as well as the services listed above, call the JCCRP at 718-327-7755 or visit its offices at 1525 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway.

In order to make a tax-deductible donation visit or mail a check to the above address. One hundred percent of your donations go to the needy in our community. v


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