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1. The objectives and purposes of Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula shall be exclusively charitable, scientific and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as the same may be amended, and shall be limited exclusively to the following objects and purposes: · To combine and coordinate the efforts of all parts of the Jewish Community, including all the religious, educational, social welfare institutions and Jewish communal organizations within the Rockaway Peninsula; to improve the cultural, educational, social, communal and religious welfare within this community, city, state, country and throughout the world. · To aid in meeting the needs of the impoverished members of the Rockaway Community by determining the nature and extent of their basic needs and methods of meeting those needs. · To assist and advise other organizations in developing and providing services for the poor. · To cooperate with governmental and non-governmental organizations for improvements in crime prevention, the expansion of housing, community services, health and social services and similar areas of concern. · To improve housing and living conditions in the area and prevent the deterioration of existing housing and community facilities. · To serve as advocates for the communal needs of the Jewish Community. Last reviewed 4/14/02
Since it's founding in 1972, under a NYC Human Resources Administration grant administered by the Metropolitan New York Coordinating Council on Jewish Poverty, the JCCRP has been providing services on a non-sectarian basis to those in need, and advocating for issues of concern to the community. At the time of its founding, the Far Rockaway section of the Peninsula was in transition and there were fears that the neighborhood would be abandoned and lost as a Jewish community. Today, the JCCRP is a vibrant organization whose involvement includes providing social and neighborhood preservation services, and serving as an umbrella organization consisting of the approximately 45 Jewish organizations based on the Rockaway Peninsula. They include synagogues, yeshivot and social services organizations.
Initially, the JCCRP provided neighborhood preservation services. In recent years it has broadened its range of activities to include the provision of necessary social services to all residents of the Rockaway Peninsula. In its capacity as a coordinating body, the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula has worked with and become a member of other organizations in the area for the betterment of the community. The JCCRP is also represented at Community Board #14 meetings.
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