The Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway was created in 1974 by a group of far sighted Community leaders who understood the need for the neighborhoods 32 Synagogues and community organizations to work together to assure the future vitality of neighborhood life in our Bronx community.
|Mayors Ed Koch, David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani have all visited the Councils Annual Community Festival.
The Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway is the central address of the 9500 Jewish people living in Pelham Parkway. Our door is always open to our members and neighbors in Pelham Parkway.
The Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway works to strengthen Community Life in Pelham Parkway while providing for our neighbors in need.
We recognize the vital contribution that community organizations, religious institutions, landlords, tenants, homeowners, merchants and government all make to community life. The Council provides leadership in addressing community issues such as housing, social services and commercial development and works in cooperation with and in support of all others who contribute to the well being of community life in Pelham Parkway. The Council works to assure that Pelham Parkway continues to be one of New York Citys most attractive and important neighborhoods.
The Council has the specific mission if supporting and enhancing Jewish life in Pelham Parkway. We work with the neighborhoods Synagogues and Jewish organizations to foster and support programs of Jewish education, the observance of Jewish holidays, support for Israel and the celebration of Jewish art and music.
The Council cares for our members and neighbors in need. We gather the public and private resources to enable our agency to respond to people facing lack of food or imminent eviction or utility turn-off. We bring government and private sector aid to low-income community residents, volunteer friendly visiting to shut-ins and work with seniors so that they know they always have a place to turn to for help in time of need. The Council's social service programs are provided on a non-sectarian basis.