I came to US 4 years ago from Yekaterinburg, Russia (the city is located in the Ural Mountains – and yes, it is COLD in the winterJ). Working for Jewish Agency for Israel back home made me miss the diverse Jewish community in US, and I could not find anything inspirational until I discovered the world of JICNY through my friend. This is an amazing organization where you feel home and are always welcomed and surrounded by Jews from all parts of the world. Steve, Jodi and Gavin are great leaders and they are helping a lot of people to become part of the Jewish community in New York in every way. I have been to many amazing Shabbat dinners, holidays, Monday classes and other exciting events, where I have met great people and always left inspired. I am very grateful for being a part of JICNY and I believe that organizations like this can change many lives!