The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC is proud to offer a vital program for single parent Jewish households

A single parent’s struggles are unique and often overwhelming. Together we can help families confront and overcome these challenges and move upward and onward. To date we have welcomed over 230 families into our program which includes:

  • Short term one-on-one counseling
  • Support Groups:
    Women’s Support Groups
    Monthly on Wednesdays with Jill Alper, LCSW
    7:00 – 8:00 pm
    Coffee and Conversation Mixed  Groups
    Monthly on Tuesdays  with Jill Alper, LCSW
    7:00-8:00 pm
    Children’s Workshops
    with Social Work Staff
    Fall & Spring evening sessions
  • Entitlements Assistance
  • Lectures and Workshops
  • Telephone Reassurance
  • Family Programs
  • Special Events
  • Holiday Packages
  • Gap Camp & Trips

If you or anyone you know would benefit from Project Kadima, please contact Rachayle Deutsch, Program Coordinator at 516-569-6733 ext.222 or

Sincerest wishes that you continue to provide such an invaluable service to the community.
– Dr. David Pelcovitz

I wanted to take a moment to thank you and everyone in the JCC so much for your kind assistance and hard work. Words cannot express enough how thankful we are for your organization. I want to thank you for your assistance during this extremely difficult time in our lives and for working hard and reaching out to other organizations to help us in any way possible.The JCC is a big, warm family and we feel very loved and welcome by everyone that is involved in your wonderful organization. May Hasham bless you all and give you the strength and resources to continue the wonderful work you are all doing to help others.
– R

I got your package last night. I was so touched, not only by the thoughtfulness but also by the details of what was included. So gracious and meaningful in every way. I’m so appreciative and wish you all the best of health, joy and hatzlacha in the coming year. You totally know exactly how to let us divorced individual’s feel that we are not alone. And that is our biggest struggle. So your sweet packages help tremendously. Thanks again.May all the good that you do return to you 10 times over in brachos.
– D

Thank you so much ! I just came home and found school bags for my 3 kids by my door and a Shabbos package that you arranged. I had a very tough day today but you made it so much easier. Thank you for everything. You are amazing!
– P

Thank you very much! It was a wonderful evening… both for the gowns and the camaraderie! It was a great support group and I look forward to participating again. Thank you, again.
– A

Hi. I just wanted to thank you for last night. The speaker was incredible! But more importantly, yesterday was a rough day and Kadima gave me something to take my mind off of it last night. This organization really does amazing things for single moms and their kids and I wanted you to know it’s really special. I appreciate the hard work that goes into it and all of you who are a part of it!
– B

The Cyclones game was AMAZING!! Once again, thank you so much for this and for everything that you guys do for us!
– N

You are lovely and treated me with the utmost discretion and respect, which I am so grateful for. The social worker was lovely too and gave me some great suggestions. Other staff members reached out to me. I am overwhelmed by all of the help and guidance, but very grateful.
– C

Thank you so much for keeping my children in mind with the Chanukah gifts. I honestly think they will enjoy the gifts you chose:)). I’m really touched by the thoughtfulness and deep care Kadima has always lovingly extended to me and my children. Feeling so grateful and loved. Thank you!
– S

I can’t even begin to tell you how perfect the Chanukah gifts were. Your sweetness permeated my house- I kid you not. Thank you again. May love, sweetness, necessities, and luxuries always abound by you and your family.
– P

Thank you so much for the mishloach manot. I wasn’t prepared for that. Was a really sweet surprise and we appreciate it very much. Chag Purim Sameach!
– J

Thank you for all of your support and for always looking out for us! Everything in the package fit well and I have been using them. It’s people like you and your organization that remind me the world is filled with good. I appreciate all that you have done for me and my family and for that I am forever grateful. Thank you again.
– M