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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, bringing together a collaborative cohort of Russian-speaking and American Jewish New Yorkers. Meet the 2015 Keystone Fellowship Cohort!