Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations (COJECO) is the central coordinating body in the Russian Jewish community of NY that was formed in 2001 to facilitate successful integration process of Russian-speaking Jews into the mainstream Jewish community and the greater American society. Today COJECO not only continues to support its 33 member organizations, but also represents the community and advocates for its needs.
COJECO serves as a bridge between the Russian Jewish community and the American Jewish community by providing: – Informal Jewish education – Leadership training – Assistance to American Jewish organizations in developing culturally sensitive and appropriate programs for Russian-speaking Jews. – Assistance to its member organizations with program development, technical assistance, and help in preparing grant proposals.
SlingShotFund.org Nov 5, 2012: COJECO has been named one of the nation’s 50 most innovative Jewish nonprofits in Slingshot ’12-‘13, a resource guide for Jewish innovation.
Yahoo! Finance Sep 24 2012: UJA-Federation of New York adds Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations to its network of agencies: COJECO is the first agency to join the network in more than 17 years.