Thanks for visiting the website of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council.  Let me tell you a little about who we are and what we do.  Our founding principle is simple: to promote a strong Jewish identity among all members of the Merrick-Bellmore Jewish community — regardless of their level of observance.  No synagogue membership required!

Our common bond is our vibrant heritage and culture.  To that end, we sponsor events that celebrate our Jewish culture and values — from food festivals to holiday parties, from volunteer work in the community to raising money for charity.

All of us also must stand united in the face of threats to our Jewish community, institutions, and houses of worship.  We work tirelessly to combat all forms of antisemitism and to protect and preserve our Jewish community here on Long Island and elsewhere in our country.  We also serve as your voice to all levels of government regarding issues of concern to our community.

Finally, we give unbending support to the State of Israel.  We have seen the proliferation of vicious anti-Israel sentiment, where Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state is not only questioned, but where certain groups continue to call for its annihilation.  Israel’s well-being is central to Jewish life, and we strive to do everything in our power to ensure that Israel remains a Jewish state — secure, stable, and prosperous.

The Merrick-Bellmore Jewish Community Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all donations to it are tax deductible.

Ameer Benno