We are the central hub for the Russian-speaking Jewish community of New York. Our mission is to support the successful integration of Russian-speaking Jews into the greater American Jewish community, while preserving our unique cultural heritage.
This year, we are exploring the need and interest of the Russian-speaking Jewish community for a customized, culturally sensitive, egalitarian family program for parents and their Bar/Bat Mitzvah aged children - the COJECO B’nai Mitzvah Family Journey!
We offer unique programs for Russian-speaking Jews to engage with the community on their own terms, encouraging identity exploration, informal Jewish education, leadership training, and volunteering.
COJECO was formed in 2001 as an umbrella organization for grassroots community organizations of Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants in New York to make their voices heard and respected. Today we represent over 30 such member organizations, including young adult leadership groups, Holocaust Survivors, professional associations, arts & culture organizations, and social justice groups.