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COJECO RSJ Symposium

Adults Families

Yelena Pogorelsky

Program coordinator, Jewish Parent Academy

Yelena has dedicated her non-profit career to initiatives that bring high-quality Jewish programs to Russian-speaking Jewish community. She led the first national camp program for teens from Russian-speaking Jewish families at Camp Tel Yehudah and was instrumental in shaping COJECO's Keystone Fellowship. Currently Yelena works with a groundbreaking grassroots organization in Southern Brooklyn; Jewish Parent Academy delivers top-notch non-denominational adult Jewish education to RSJ parents through a semester-long program and creates meaningful Jewish engagement opportunities for a wider community. Yelena holds MPA/MA degrees in Public Administration and Jewish Studies from NYU. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two young children.


Jewish Parent Academy
130 Beaumont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Mission: JPA aims to inspire participants to deepen their understanding of Jewish history, heritage and culture, strengthen their sense of belonging to the Jewish people, and create an empowered and learned community.