Project Ezra
Project Ezra is an independent, non-profit grass-roots organization serving the frail elderly on New York's Lower East Side. We provide a variety of services to a largely homebound population. We are not a member of any Federation or umbrella organization. We do not seek or accept government funds and our existence depends on the tzedakah (justice impulse) of the community at large.

"My View" - a poem by Ruth Krinsky

Let others moan and complain
Of growing older and its pain
The slowing down of joint and limb
Sight and hearing growing dim...
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The Joy Felt by Our Elders at Our Inter-Generational Peoplehood Programs

We have many inter-generational and inter-community programs which are filled with good food, warm friendship and, often, Yiddish music.

"We cooked Matzo-Brei together"-
Reflections on a Relationship - by ARSP-Volunteer Eva Hermann

Jack Lemmon once said that death ends a life, not a relationship. Hilda's and my relationship was very special, it shaped me a lot and will therefore always accompany me. Read more...

The Circuitous Journey of a Hidden Child from Poland to the Lower East Side

An Ezra elder tells the 8th graders of North Shore Hebrew Academy about how she was hidden in a convent, smuggled to Israel, where she was imprisoned by the British, and then eventually came to the Lower East Side.

Yiddish Music on Sunday Mornings

An inter-generational Sunday morning program where Yiddish music feeds the soul.

Project Ezra's Jayne Skoff visits ARSP in Israel

“Brucha Haba’a” at Beit Ben Yehuda!

Jayne Skoff of ARSP partner Project Ezra in New York took the opportunity to get to know the work of ARSP in Israel on her recent visit to Jerusalem.

Read more on the ARSP Website.