The Edith and Carl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
Mission: The JCH empowers people to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. It is a privilege to help people live rewarding lives – whether they need assistance to become a United States citizen, or a welcoming place for their children to learn and thrive. Our staff transforms lives and that’s why we keep this wonderful tradition alive after 90 years of serving the Brooklyn community.
JCH is a stabilizer in the community, focused on helping people pursue economic self-sufficiency. Over the last five years, Marks JCH provided vocational training for more than 1,300 adults and placed 3,150 new Americans in jobs.
Marks JCH offers innovative and inspiring Jewish Family programming beyond Bensonhurst. Kibbutznik initiative successfully engages the growing Russian-speaking Jewish community in Brownstone Brooklyn.
79% of Russian-speaking Holocaust Survivors live below the poverty line. For the last 25 years, Marks JCH has been a leader of comprehensive services for survivors in the community.
Children's programs include after an school center, several summer camps, youth classes, a teen center and a sports center.
Glenn Markman grew up playing basketball at The JCH. He was forever grateful to "The J" for helping him become the man he was, an important part of his community, a mentor, and always a team player.