• Larisa Boas, SFJCC Executive Director
    Larisa Boas

    Executive Director
    718.743.0575 Ext. 7502

  • Nino Magali

    Special Assistant
    718.743.0575 Ext. 7503

  • Valentina Yevshyna

    Case Worker
    718.743.0575 Ext. 7504

  • Andrei Maga

    Case Worker
    718.743.0575 Ext. 7505

  • Vadim Korol

    Special Projects Coordinator
    718.743.0575 Ext. 7506

  • Kathryn Epstein

    Avodah Fellow
    718.743.0575 Ext. 7508

  • Bela Raykina

    Case Worker
    718.743.0575 Ext. 7509

  • Savannah Eklund

    Case Worker
    718.743.0575 Ext. 7512

  • Diana Akulova

    Food Program Specialist
    718.743.0575 Ext. 7515

I arrived in the United States in 1998. I came to SJCC because I was told they would be able to help me settle in the United States. My case worker noticed that I did not have a lot going on and did not have many friends or family in the United States. I was asked if I wanted to volunteer in the food pantry. That was the beginning of my 20 year journey as a volunteer at SJCC. Today I sit at the front desk at SJCC every day as a receptionist. This gives me the opportunity to be around interesting people and make friends. I am grateful to SJCC for the opportunities it has given me as a client and a volunteer.