East Midwood Jewish Center cares about you.  We are here to provide for the everyday needs of our community.

We’d like to make you aware of a host of services that are available to our members and our broader community from the Jewish Board. In addition, EMJC has a relationship with the Jewish Board which provides us with the services of a social worker who is able to manage short-term crises and make important referrals. Please see below for some of the services that the Jewish Board can provide, as well as a bio of our social worker, Rabbi Adam Huttel.

The Jewish Board’s Jewish Community Services provides support and caring for Jewish people across New York City. Their programs integrate mental and behavioral health services with spirituality, combining the richness of Jewish traditions with social work practices.

The Jewish Community Services team provides:

·         Consultation, assessment, and referrals

·         Mental health training and education

·         Bereavement counseling and support

·         Psychoeducational support to individuals coping with life-cycle challenges and transitions

·         Short-term counseling

·         Referrals to medical, mental health, legal, and financial resources

·         Crisis intervention

·         Addiction and Recovery support

·         Concrete financial assistance

For general JCS services and support contact: 212-632-4790;

For bereavement groups and individual support contact: 212-632-4790;

For addiction and recovery support contact: Natalie Jaye:

For financial assistance contact: Karen Norden 212-632-4707;

East Midwood Jewish Center is grateful to have access to Rabbi Adam Huttel, who is a social worker at JCS and can offer clinical consultation and programming to our Synagogue. If you would like to reach Rabbi Huttel, please contact Rabbi Sam Levine (718-338-3800) and he will refer you.

Adam’s bio:

Rabbi Adam Huttel is a Jewish Community Services Worker for the Jewish Board, where he facilitates bereavement support groups, provides short-term individual counseling, as well as assisting in community outreach. Rabbi Huttel graduated from Queens College, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After graduation, he received his Master’s in Social Work degree from Yeshiva University’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work and is currently a licensed social worker in the state of New York. He also received his Rabbinical Degree at Yeshiva University’s REITS Rabbinical Program. Rabbi Huttel has been an integral part of the team at the Jewish Board and is passionate about his work.

Rabbi Cantor Sam Levine is also available to provide pastoral counseling and referrals. Whether your needs are religious, personal, or both, he can lend you an ear. He is also a good resource for referrals when needed.

Russian-language social services are available through the JBFCS.  Contact us for more information.

The Rabbi Cantor, and Adam all have the highest respect for your privacy and confidentiality.

Please contact them through the synagogue office or at the numbers/emails below:

Rabbi Cantor Sam Levine