Educational & Vocational

Educational & Vocational

Rose ShargoDir. 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

This program is designed to help immigrants learn and improve their English language skills. Regardless of the language you speak, we can teach you English. There are classes available in both beginner and intermediate levels. This is an intensive course given two times a week for a 10 week cycle. The focus is to facilitate conversational English, reading and writing in order for students to find employment, make promotional gains and increase involvement in their children’s education.





For Membership Inquiries Please Contact:
Membership Services 718.475.5223 

Avis/South Shore JCC

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


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