Serving the Jewish elderly on the Lower East Side

Our Story

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Project Ezra is a nonprofit organization that works with the frail Jewish elderly to live with dignity, companionship and community on NYC’s Lower East Side. Founded in 1972, we provide hundreds of elders with a variety of services and activities to reduce their social isolation and to enhance their lives.

We were founded to bring light and joy into seniors’ lives by following the principle of tikkun olam and the Psalm: “Do not forsake us in our old age; as our strength seeps away, do not abandon us.”

Today, over four decades after our founding, the need for our work is more acute than ever. Project Ezra currently serves over 300 elderly who are economically, physically or psychologically marginalized and as longevity increases, so do the needs of the elderly population we serve.

Some of our important work

Our Programs

wellness group 6Aug14
Daily Groups
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Social Work
Jewish Peoplehood
Russian-Speaking Population
Direct Relief (big)
Direct Relief
Temple Sholom Greenwich 1Feb15a
Food Packages and Holiday Celebrations
North Shore visit 5Nov14 (2)
ARSP Volunteers

News & Gallery


Home Concert Debut!

We were delighted to launch a new home concerts program whereby elders host professional musicians for friendly one-on-one concerts! This was made possible thanks to our new partnership with the …