H.E.S. and OUR Community

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The H.E.S. has and always will stand against hate. No matter who it affects, or how it takes shape. Year after year, our family works tirelessly to embrace diversity in every form. We practice inclusion, advocate tolerance, and give our shared community of cultures and ideas a space to grow together, share dialogue, and learn from one another. 
But this work cannot end at our building’s boundaries, and we refuse to let it stop there. The H.E.S. will always forge forward to bring a voice to those that feel silenced, and to help those in dire need. We advocate for nothing less than absolute equality, equity, and dignity for all. Rights that cannot and will not be influenced by shape, culture, creed, color, or community. The journey may be long, but we will make it there together.




Thank you to everyone who joined us either Sunday, March 8th, or Wednesday, March 11th for our free introduction to self-defense seminar. It was incredible to welcome the instructors from Brooklyn Mixed Martial Arts to work with us and teach us the basics! Photos coming soon. Make sure to check back for the next exciting H.E.S. community event.




We had a wonderful time Sunday, March 8th celebrating Purim. Families joined for a celebration that included inflatables, magic, face painting, balloon animals and so much more! We can’t wait to see you at our next celebration!




With your help, the Hebrew Educational Society honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy on Monday, January 20th, with a wonderful day that brought together a diverse group across backgrounds and faiths.
In collaboration with local schools, churches, synagogues, and community-based organizations, we took care of vulnerable members of our community.
Over 150 volunteers came together and helped make over 100 containers of soup for local distribution, sorted over 90 winter coats for donation, and prepared food packages for 145 individuals within our community! 
The day culminated with a wonderful community luncheon for isolated older adults, served by volunteers, where a special MLK musical tribute took place thanks to the incredible CLD Music School. 
Click here to see our photos from the day! 




On Sunday, January 5th, several staff members stood alongside H.E.S. community members and over 25,000 individuals from across the county to march across the Brooklyn Bridge under the banner, No Hate. No Fear. 


Thank you to everyone who joined us at this monumental event.



The H.E.S. was honored to host the New York City Comptroller meeting in January of this year.


What is the New York City Comptroller you ask?


An independently elected official, this individual safeguards the City’s fiscal health, roots out waste, fraud, and abuse in local government, and ensures that municipal agencies serve the needs of all New Yorkers. As explained on the New York City Comptroller website.


The Comptroller’s responsibilities include:
  • Conducting performance and financial audits of all City agencies;
  • Providing comprehensive oversight of the City’s budget and fiscal condition;Ensuring transparency and accountability in setting prevailing wage and vigorously enforcing prevailing wage and living wage laws;
  • and so much more!
Scott M. Stringer, our city of New York Comptroller, has spent his career in public service fighting to ensure that every New Yorker has an equal opportunity to make it in our City. Mr. Stringer has been a champion for policies like a $15 minimum wage, affordable housing, and has worked to strengthen the City’s fiscal health, and promoted open, transparent government.
Click here to see photos from our evening with Mr. Stringer