Dear MIYJCC Community…

While grants and temporary layoffs help the immediate need, the long term need is far greater. In order to continue to provide programs and services to our community, we need your help more than ever.


We are dealing with unprecedented times in our community, country, and world, nothing like we have ever seen before. It’s hard to imagine that a short time ago, we were excitedly planning our Spring fundraising season including Ladies Night Out, the Howie Levy 5k, and our Annual Golf Outing, among others. These fundraisers are significant contributors to our operating budget –allowing us to have a sustainable, break-even budget.


Without a successful fundraising season, the continued operation of our life changing programs, including the virtual services we have been providing since this all began, are in jeopardy. On a daily basis, we are facing the reality of a very significant deficit. We are doing everything possible to keep our doors open (even virtually), but our cash flow position is currently stressed!

Stay well and be safe. Thank you for your support and consideration.

Rick Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

Thank you to our Emergency Campaign Donors!
Rudman Family Food Pantry

Adam Glassman

Akiva Karalitzky

Akiva Shapiro

Alexandra Feldberg

Alix Trachtman

Allison Schimel

Amy Plutzer



Barbara Knaster

Ben Pearlman

Beth Riccuiti

Cari Leitner

Carly Bank

Chelsea Rudman

Chinese American Association of Syosset

Dani Krackow

Daniel Marzouk

David and Leigh Malinsky

David Feldman

David Katz

Deborah Neuman

Diane Hershkowitz

Doreen and Ira Small

Dorene Shapiro

Edward O’Conner

Eileen Greenspan

Eileen Pujdak

Elan Wurtzel

Erika Shanik

Estate of Evelyn Shapiro

Estelle and Richard Sher

Faith Cohen

Gail Slotnick

Gail Warrack

Helene Rosen

Ilysa Cholewa

Ira Weissman

Ivy Narissi

Jennie Rosenzweig

Jennifer Lowitt

Jennifer Shimmerlik

Joel Karpp and Ruth Avrin Karpp

Jonathan Pokorny


Kathleen Sullivan

Kristin Schlossman

Laura Defeo

Leo Davis

Long Island Board of Rabbi's

Long Island Community Foundation

Lori Bornstein

Lucy Zem

Marc Richter

Marcia Mayer

Marina Meyerowitz

Marjorie Madison

Martin Gans

Martin Marcus

Mazer Family Fund

Melissa Gentile

Melissa Kramer

Michael Buffa

Michael Cohn

Michael Wyler

Michele Malina

Michelle Criss

Michelle Taub

Morton Fink

Mother Cabrini Health Foundation

Murray Kleiner

Naomi Sadowsky

Nona Schimmel

Norma Bashker

Paul Wasley/Melissa Hirsch

Phyllis Zemsky

Plainview Old Bethpage Soccer

Rabbi Perry Rank

Randi Abrams

Robert and Laurie Lopatin

Roger Loeb

Samantha Mann

Saul Shevitz

Scott Levine

Shari Countess

Sharon Levine

Sharyn Levine

Sheila Rosenberg

Sherri Goldman


Sima Matthes

Sisterhood of South Huntington Jewish Center

Sol and Mildred Lederman Supporting Foundation

Stacey Lassman

Stacy Black

Stacy Miller

Stan George

Steven Blidner

Steven Kleinberg

Susan Levine

Suzanne Schneider

Syosset Baseball Association

The Chelsea at Plainview

Thomas Deierlein

Toby and Robert Windwer

Tzu Chi Youth Orchestra of Long Island

Valerie Rodman

Zach Cohen

Emergency Campaign

Adrienne Solof

Alan Sloane

Alana Rosenstein

Amanda and Andrew Plotkin

Amanda Hordos

Amy Isaacson-Klein

Andrea and Harvey Feinberg

Andrew Paskal



Art Western

Barbara Botwinick

Barbara Knaster

Barbara Mlawer

Barbara Peters

Barry Smuckler

Beth Riccuiti

Betty Rubenstein

Brett Gower

Brett Kushner

Brian Ingram

Carbo Industries/Clifford Hochauser

Cheryl Rothstein

Cheryl Small

Christina Kelerchian

David and Leigh Malinsky

David Block

David Fox

Dena Ebstein

Dennis Feuerstein

Donna Gross

Donna Malter

Dorthy Mcmillin

Elizabeth Comen- Kessler

Ellen Carella

Ellen Nass

Enid Kotowitz

Erica Krauss

Erin Cohen

Erin Wing

Evelyn Tieman

Frances Roth

Frances Scalisi

Frances Steigele

Fredric Kneller

Gayle Meigel

Gladys Riggio

Hildee Reiter

Howard Rosof

Ilana Eichinger

Illyssa Ortsman

Irene Bier

Jackie Mandel

Jana and Gary Kron

Jay and Michelle Goldstein

Jay Schnitzer

Jean Goldstein

Jeannette Margolis

Jeff Trugman

Jen Seiden

Jennie Rosenzweig

Jennifer Federman

Jennifer Gross

Jessica and Jason Fruithandler

Joanne Lev

Joel Karpp

Joel Papush

John Lombardi

Jonathan Pokorny

Julie Dember Weinstein

Karen Barasch

Ken Hammer

Kenneth Ellert

Lauren Jarmel

Lauren Santo

Lauren Shikowitz-Behr

Lauren Wittlin

Lawrence Leventhal

Lee Berenson

Lee Brine

Les Matuk

Lisa Fierstein

Lisa Karen Weiss Kupferberg

Logan Weissler

Louise Panetta

Lynn Seidler

Marilyn Leibowitz

Mark Rosenberg

Maryann Debatto

Melissa Guttman

Meredith Brake

Michael Kettner

Michael Strom

Michael Wyler

Michelle Cowit

Midway Jewish Center

Morton Fink

Neil Schuman

Nicole Nadboy

Nina Novie

Owen and Michelle Bochner

Pam Birkenfeld

Puja Malhotra

Rabbi Elizabeth Wood Zeller

Rabbi Jay Weinstein

Raymond and Linda Ludwig

Richard Cooper

Richard McCollum

Rick and Ariann Lewis

Riva Kaplan

Robert and Barbara Sulkis

Robyn Kreiner

Russell Klein

Sabrina and Jason Blumkin

Sharon Russin

Sheila A. Michael

Sherri Solomon

Stacey Weingast

Stephanie and David Cruvant

Stephanie Schubach

Steven Goldblatt

Susan Frankle

Suzanne Hecht

Tammy Singer

Tara Schwartz

Theresa Miller

Toby and Robert Windwer

Tracy Love

Virginia Galanek

Warren and Lois Warshauer

Wayne and Laurie Harris

Zachary Lewis

Joe Elowsky Fund - for The Rudman Family Food Pantry

Alana Rosenstein

Alice Bruno

Amelia Jannotta

Auralee Ponce De Leon

Bernice Margulies

Bindu Raju

Bruce Carlow

Christine Rodriguez

David Katz

Dr. Judy Kuriansky

Edward and Janet Goldenberg

Elise Kettler

Ellie Becker

Evelyn and Michael Jaffe

Frances Scalisi

Fred Eines and Karen Alexander

Gail Fialkov

Gail Kriss

George Rosenbaum

Gloria Gewirtz

Gloria Kay

Jean and Alvin Schein

Laurel, Scarr-Konel

Lawrence Elowsky

Leonore Hauptman

Linda Klayman

Lucille Piazzola

Marian Eines

Mark Elowsky

Marsha Elowsky

Martin and Pearl Plawsky

Melvin Breshin

Michael Gootzeit

Mina Friedmann

Monica Passick

Murray and Ida Kleiner

Rhonda Green

Richard and Karen Stern

Richard and Rose Weiner

Rick and Ariann Lewis

Robert Schwaber

Roger Loeb

Sharon Golden

Sheila Zimmerman, Wendy Gross, Bonnie Lazarus Sheri Elowsky

Steven Gish

Steven Messin

Trina and Mike Basse


“Can’t thank you all enough for the amazing and life changing work which you are all doing. You are the best!”
– Laurie
“Heather told me how much the check-in calls mean to her and was very excited to try out the online fitness classes!”
– David
“Gabriel and I very much enjoyed “Dancing with Melissa” and then the music class, too. He was smiling ear to ear. Keep them coming! “
– Heather
“Thank you for all your hard work in offering these classes. Specifically Rabbi Bennet’s…she has kept [my child] engaged.”
– Rob
“Thank you for all your efforts during this time of uncertainty. This little bit of normalcy for [my son] goes a long way and my husband and I wanted you to know how appreciative we are. [My son] loved Show & Tell and the opportunity to see his friends.”
– Jessica
“Thank you so much for setting up these virtual connections. I am a nurse and work in a hospital and feel very stressed. I followed Todd, Joy, and Barbara’s Virtual Exercises and felt almost like I was back at the Y. Seeing a familiar face was comforting and it helped me greatly. “
– Diane
Rudman Family Food Pantry
Children & Families
Jewish Education