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Need Help? Facing a Challenge?

SYJCC’s Partners in Caring (PIC), together with UJA-Federation of New York and our partner synagogues, connects those synagogue members to a wide array of services. PIC social workers provide consultation and training to synagogue clergy, staff and lay leaders, connections to ongoing programs at the SYJCC and the community, and direct social work services for congregants.

What type of services do we provide?

  • Support Groups
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Information and Referrals
  • Employment Support
  • Community Education Programs

PIC helps address needs in the Jewish community including:

  • Bereavement
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Caregiving
  • Parenting
  • Unemployment
  • Family Estrangement
  • Unemployment and Food Insecurity

Current Partner Congregations:

For more information, please contact Rabbi Sheila Goloboy X151 or


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PJ Library sends a free book monthly to families with children ages 6 months to 8 years. These award-winning books (and sometimes music or craft projects) celebrate Jewish values, culture, and tradition, all at no cost to families. Books include resources for parents— suggested discussion topics, activities, and definitions of Jewish vocabulary used in the book.

It’s easy to become a PJ Library family!  On the website, check out and explore all the resources of PJ Library, including PJ Radio live stream, recipes and activities, and the PJ Parent page.

The SYJCC is part of PJ Library’s Metro New York Partnership Network. Watch for the PJ Library partnerships, indicated by the PJ Library logo on SYJCC announcements.

To become a member (follow PJ Library/NY Metro registration), please

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PJ Our Way, for ages 9-11, was created as an extension of the original program. Kids are empowered to choose their own books based on individual interests and reading levels. The PJ Our Way website, a safe and moderated space, includes details about each book choice, with member-contributed ratings, reviews, and video trailers. The website also includes polls and quizzes, monthly interviews and challenges, and the opportunity for kids to contribute reviews and comments. Parents can also access a parent blog and ideas to spark home discussions.

To register for PJ Our Way, please