Educational & Vocational

Educational & Vocational

Rose Nova, Director of Ed & Vocational Services 718.508.3881


  • HSE/GED Preparatory Program

Rachel Sanchez, Program Coordinator

The minimum age for an applicant in GED HSE is 18 years of age.
The JCC offers GED preparatory classes which provide students with the necessary skills needed to pass the GED (high school equivalency diploma) exam. Classes are FREE and are taught by qualified instructors. Day and evening schedules are available. This program provides scheduling for all eligible students to take their GED exam at the local testing center. Requirements for admittance; applicant must be 18 years old or older at the time of registration and score an intermediate level or higher on the entrance exam. Enrollment is limited.
Call our GED Hotline 718.508.3895. Become friends with us on Facebook @ “JCC Ged”.
As of January 2014 New York State has implemented a new more rigorous national test called TASC. This newly designed test is aligned closely to the common core standards that all states are now held accountable to.


  • ESL – English As A Second Language

Elaine Caputo Ferrara, ESL Coordinator

The English as a New Language Program at the Jewish Community Center is designed to help students to improve their English language skills. Classes meet in local public schools and community facilities.  The program begins in September and ends in June. Registration for classes is ongoing. Instruction focuses on improving reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The goal of our program is for our students to improve their English language skills enough to make it possible for them to help their children with school matters, to participate in community activities, to be prepared for additional education or training, and to find employment or to advance in their present jobs.

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For Membership Inquiries Please Contact:
Membership Services 718.475.5223 

Select JCC facilities are available to all organizations, groups and individuals for life cycle events, meetings and celebrations. Call 718.475.5261 for information.