The H.E.S. offers a variety of services for Brooklyn individuals and families. Check out the wide variety below.


Not seeing a service you are looking for? Take our quick community engagement survey and tell us what programs you want to see in YOUR community center.



Each month we strive to help inform our community members about topics that are relevant to them. These workshops are aimed at helping adults, families, and children learn strategies for success as they connect with their peers.  Such topics include financial literacy, safety, preparing our children for the future, and much more!



Parenting is hard work! This can be especially true for caregivers to children with disabilities.  We provide a forum for parents to connect with each other as they learn to navigate the social, emotional, financial, and physical needs of children with disabilities.



More than 1.2 million New York City residents struggle with secure access to enough food to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.


Through the H.E.S. Food Pantry, each month we provide food to countless residents of the Canarsie area. For more information about how we can help ensure your family doesn’t go hungry and to register or make your monthly pick-up appointment contact the H.E.S. Food Pantry at 718.241.3000 ext 4 or



Need help?  Not sure where to turn when you have questions about the emotional, educational, social, and day-to-day needs of your family?  Let us assist you in finding the next step to ensure that you can maintain a happy and healthy life that you deserve for yourself and your family.



We strive to help our children develop the life skills they need to become successful adults.  Social skills, self-esteem building, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills, communication skills are all a part of our programs designed to help children avoid high-risk behaviors and fulfill their full potential.

For more information about Community Engagement at the H.E.S. please contact us at 718.241.3000

MLK 2021


While the circumstances aren’t allowing us to volunteer together, as dr. King said, “We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right.”


Join us all month long to do right, and care for our community together.


All projects can be done as an individual or a family.


In-person Opportunities by appointment only held in accordance with safety protocols, include:

  • Food packing at the H.E.S. Community Food Pantry – by appointment, dates include January 18th, 24th, and 31st.
  • Delivering food to homebound individuals – by appointment, dates include January 18th, 24th, and 31st.

CLICK HERE to reserve your in-person volunteer experience. 


At Home Opportunities – 
  • Friendship cards for Isolated seniors
  • Thank You cards for our local first responders.
Please see the instructions below for at-home card creation. 
Show your appreciation for those working the front lines during these trying times by honoring first responders in our community with cards you made yourselves! 


Clear an hour or two of your time, sit down on your own or with your family, and create Thank You cards, uplifting notes, children’s drawings, or any other kind of way to share your gratitude for their hard work.


All you need is paper, pens, and some creativity.  You are welcome to use markers, crayons, stickers, glue, and scissors, or any other materials.  Use your imagination, or print out a coloring page or quote. Be sure to include add a note from you to ensure a smile.


Once you are finished, you can drop off the cards at the HES front desk.  We will collect them and deliver them to a local hospital.   All cards must be in by 1/31/2021.


Thank you for being a part of this incredible event with the H.E.S. 
The Office of Mental Health’s Office of Consumer Affairs, in collaboration with the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), invites you to participate in a survey to help us understand how best to support New Yorkers in the process of healing. 


If you live or work in New York State, we are very interested in your thoughts about what contributes to a sense of healing, and what programs in New York can do to support healing in today’s world. (You may have taken this survey previously, but we are attempting to reach as many people who receive services as possible). If you are a service provider, please make sure to bring this survey to the attention of those you serve. 
Take the Center of Healing Survey: 


Please respond by 5 PM Friday, December 11th!   


Participation is voluntary and your responses will be anonymous unless otherwise specified.  The data from the survey will be shared with OMH and OASAS leadership and members of the training huddle. The goal is to provide training and technical assistance and resources that support people in ways that they find most healing. 


Who is OASAS?  


With members from the OMH Office of Consumer Affairs; Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS); Academy of Peer Services (APS) at Rutgers University; Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) at Columbia Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute; Community Technical Assistance Center of New York (CTAC) and Managed Care Technical Assistance Center of New York (MCTAC) at New York University; Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP); New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS); Families Together in New York State and Youth Power; and The Coalition for Behavioral Health in New York City. 


Thank you for responding. 




The H.E.S. is currently hiring for a variety of roles including but not limited to, After School, Sports and Fitness, Front Desk, Disability Services, and MORE!



CLICK HERE to see all open opportunities



Candidates are welcome to apply directly with the H.E.S. by emailing resumes and cover letters to Please ensure to include the position title in the subject of the email.




The H.E.S. has compiled a variety of NYC community resources for you and your family during COVID-19 beyond. These pieces will be updated regularly as new information and programs become available for residents. Please check back regularly to ensure you are up to date. 
  • GetCoveredNYC (GCNYC). The annual Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for the Affordable Care Act, which is the time of year when all New Yorkers can apply for health insurance or switch their plans through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Sign up for low or no-cost health insurance today! The annual open enrollment period is from Nov 1, 2020, to Jan 31, 2021. Visit #GetCoveredNYC
  • COIVD-19 Data. NYC Health weekly updates. 
  • New York City Announces Tenant Resource Portal. Visit the city’s first-ever online resource to help residential renters access free resources from the City to help prevent evictions and keep tenants stably housed. The portal is available in English and Spanish and provides Google Translate in all other languages. This portal brings together resources from multiple City agencies, City-funded nonprofit legal service organizations, and Community Based Organizations, to better improve and streamline how tenants can learn about the options that may be available to them. Click here to read the official press NYC press release.
  • FREE COVID-19 testing is here for ALL New York City residents. Find a test site near you at
  • The Test & Trace Corps is making sure anyone with COVID-19 has the resources they need to recover including hotel rooms and deliveries. Hit accept if you see a call from ‘NYC Test & Trace’ or number starting with ‘(212)-540-****’ or ‘(212)-242-****.’
  • From the beginning, the COVID-19 fight keeps coming back to one thing: TESTING. It’s simple, fast, and FREE. Find a test site near you at
  • Efforts to harass, intimidate, or discriminate against Black New Yorkers will not be tolerated. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against or harassed because of their race, color, or national origin, call 212-416-0197. Learn more at
  • If you’re feeling anxious or overwhelmed,  NYCWell is here to help. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL, Text “WELL” to 65173, or Chat online:
  • Help us beat back COVID-19! FREE face coverings. If you go out, wear a face-covering outside and practice social distancing. We’re handing out 7.5 million free face coverings across the five boroughs, in places like Flushing Meadows Park. To learn more visit
  • Immigrant New Yorkers: Seek care without fear: The use of health services related to COVID19 will NOT be considered under the Public Charge Rule and will NOT impact your ability to apply for a green card or citizenship. More info
  • NYC will help and support any New Yorker facing an illegal eviction, regardless of immigration status. Call 311 for free legal services. We’ve got your back
  • NYC LGBTQ COVID guide. This mobile-accessible website contains nearly 100 listings of LGBTQ+ affirming services still available citywide, including food programs, legal services, health resources & more. Check it out:
  • ILLEGAL for stores to overcharge you: If you think a store excessively increased the price of items needed to prevent or limit the spread of or treat COVID19 you can file a complaint at or call 311 and say “Overcharge.”
  • Stop the spread of misinformation about COVID19 and stand against stigma: If you have been harassed or discriminated against due to race, national origin, age, or disability, contact NYC Commission on Human Rights by calling 311. Call 911 if you are a victim of or witness a hate crime. For more information head to 





FREE Linkedin Learning Classes


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 in March 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







Monday – Thursday | 9:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Due to the winter storm, the H.E.S. will be closed on Thursday, December 17th.

For those who were scheduled to visit the H.E.S. Community Food Pantry Thursday, December 17th, please visit us Friday, December 18th between the hours of 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM and your appointment will be honored.

In addition, you are welcome to reschedule for an alternative date and time.

Please check back regularly for building updates. 

Stay safe and warm.


The Hebrew Educational Society is proud to provide Food Pantry services to the Brooklyn community; ALL are welcome


The H.E.S. Food Pantry operates by appointment only and ID is required for pick-up.


Appointments can be reserved online from the comfort of your own home (by clicking on book appointment below)  by or by phone, simply give us a call at 718.241.3000 ext 4.


Book an appointment with The H.E.S



In partnership with Met Council, all meals provided are Kosher certified.





Apply for SNAP – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – and find other food resources in your neighborhood without leaving the comfort of your couch.


Reach out to Basil Francis our local Met Council NOEP coordinator at 347-880-2922 or via email


He can help you find out if you could be eligible for the SNAP program.

Need assistance reserving your monthly pantry pick-up? Contact the H.E.S. front desk at your convenience by calling us at 718.241.3000.