Nathan Krasnovsky, the new JCCRP Executive Director was born and raised in Far Rockaway. He graduated from Queens College with Honors earning a Bachelor's degree with a major in Political Science. Subsequently, he graduated from Shor Yoshuv with a Master’s degree in Talmudic Law and received rabbinic ordination.
Nathan comes to the JCCRP from The Met Council on Jewish Poverty where he worked for the past three years, first as a Legal Liaison in the Family Violence Department and then as the Director of its Midwood, Brooklyn Single Stop program.
Nathan was responsible for transforming The Single Stop into one of Met Council’s most successful programs, providing low-income residents of the Flatbush community with a wide array of social services, including assistance with public benefits, legal services, immigration help and emergency financial assistance. This success led to six featured articles in the New York Times from 2011-2012.
In addition to these specific achievements, Nathan combines a very serious and conscientious approach to his work combined with a humane, empathic attitude to his clients in addition to attending Fordham Law School in the evenings.
Kathy Rosenberg, Assistant Executive Director
Kathy Rosenberg has worked for the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula since May 2002 when she was hired for a grant for Project Liberty, assisting client’s affected by 9/11. Kathy began to work as the JCCRP’s Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program coordinator in 2003 until the program was voted out of the City Council in 2010.
Kathy assists Medicare clients through a NYS Office for the Aging grant, helping them choose and enroll into plans.
In March 2010,
Kathy became the JCCRP Acting Director and continued to fulfill the duties of that position until recently.
Jacqueline Bascom, Nutrition Outreach and Education Program Coordinator
Jackie Bascom has worked at the JCCRP since 1998. She assists clients in ascertaining their eligibility for food stamps and helping them with their applications. Jackie does extensive outreach into the Rockaway community informing people about the expanded guidelines for food stamp eligibility. She provides information about Food Stamp Program eligibility requirements to individuals/families who may be eligible for food stamp benefits. This is done by conducting communication activities, outreach, and assistance in filling out a food stamp application.
Inna Fiks, Translator/Case Aide
Inna works as a translator and interpreter. She helps clients complete application forms for government benefits. She escorts clients to government agencies to assist them with their needs.