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COJECO (Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations) is the central coordinating body of the Russian Jewish community of NY that was formed in 2001 to facilitate the successful integration of Russian-speaking Jews into the greater American Jewish community, while preserving our unique cultural heritage. Today COJECO supports 33 Russian Jewish member organizations, as well as  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, financial assistance, and educational resources.


COJECO is proud to introduce a new initiative – the Keystone Fellowship is a visionary effort to cultivate and nurture distinguished lay leaders committed to shaping the Jewish future and strengthening their nominating organizations. Funded by the UJA-Federation of NY Commission on Jewish Peoplehood, the Keystone Fellowship is a prestigious lay leadership experience for distinguished volunteers and philanthropists – a collaborative cohort including Russian-speaking and American-born Jewish New Yorkers. NYU Wagner will provide a graduate certificate from one of the top executive leadership graduate programs in North America to Keystone participants.

Information Session about the Keystone Fellowship for representatives of nominating agencies as well as potential program applicants will take place on September 18, 2014 at 6:30 pm at – 255 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012. To attend, please RSVP to leahv@cojeco.org.