On July 31st community leaders, elected officials and residents of Queens gathered for the official ribbon cutting to celebrate the commencement of Queens Jewish Community Council’s new headquarters. The new facilities will greatly expand QJCC capacity to serve the community.
QJCC serves 15,000 clients annually. The new site will allow QJCC to double its capacity to help the residents of Queens. The future QJCC facilities will be 3,250 square feet, an additional 560 square feet. The renovation will include additional space for community outreach and intake; discreet one-on-one community interview areas; meeting room for presentations and social service support; a temperature controlled pantry for food distribution; and staging areas for Project Chaim the QJCC’s Meals on Wheels program.
In attendance was NYC Council Members: Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Peter Vallone Jr., Mark Weprin, Leroy Comrie, James Gennaro, Eric Ulrich, NYS Senators Toby Stavisky, Joseph Addabbo, Jr., Tony Avella. NYS Assembly Members: David Weprin, Edward Braunstein, Nily Rozic, David Weprin, Ron Kim, Andrew Hevesi, Michael Simanowitz. And from Met Council: Chief Strategy Officer / Chief of Staff Ilene Marcus, and Chief Advancement Officer Linda Scaletter.The new headquarters, which are set to open in December 2015, are located on 69-69 Main St, Flushing, NY 11367.