The FJCC was founded in June 2013 to unite and represent the greater Flatbush community, on communal, civic and political concerns.
Realizing that Flatbush contains the largest demographic and geographic Jewish community in the country yet lacked the political influence that only unity can attain, community leaders worked together to form a united front to benefit the community on many levels. The FJCC is all-volunteer, with our tireless activists working diligently to establish the FJCC as an important voice for our community and beyond. FJCC members are active in a myriad of charity-chesed projects, and the FJCC assists and takes the lead in many efforts to help community members in need.
The FJCC represents the geographic area starting at Avenue C in the North all the way South to Ave. Z, and from McDonald Avenue in the West to Flatbush Avenue in the East.
Neighborhoods include: Midwood, Flatbush, Kensington, Gravesend, Madison, Parksville, Ocean Parkway and Homecrest.
Over 200 Shuls, Yeshivas, Kollelim and Bais Yaakov schools make Flatbush THE powerhouse of Torah scholarship and philanthropy in the Jewish world.
The FJCC board is comprised of the leadership of the Flatbush Yeshivas and Shuls, Flatbush Hatzoloh, Flatbush Shomrim, Chasdei Lev, and many national and local civic and communal groups.
Under the guidance of the Roshei Yeshiva and Rabbonim in Flatbush, a major goal is to maintain, safeguard, and expand the Flatbush Torah community which is the foundation for all our families.
In the Flatbush environs reside or work many of the most influential leaders in the Torah, Business and Political world. The FJCC united those forces to benefit the community as well as the greater Jewish world.
Amongst the many notable accomplishments since its inception, the FJCC has:
1- Hosted the first ever Democratic Mayoral forum on Orthodox Jewish issues in the Jewish community.
2- First Jewish group in the NYC to host the newly elected City Council Speaker.
3- First Jewish group to host the newly elected Brooklyn District Attorney.
4- Hosted a major political forum for Federal, State, Citywide and local representatives on the issues affecting our community with dozens of elected officials and candidates attending.
5- Hosted a Yeshiva leadership conference with the Brooklyn South and local precinct Police commanders to enhance interaction and improve school and community safety.
6- Coordinated with local NYC Sanitation leadership to benefit our homeowners and business community.
7- The FJCC has facilitated important ongoing meetings with our community’s Rabbonim and Roshei Yeshiva, Bais Yaakov High School and Elementary school leaders to address many issues benefiting our community.
8- Coordinated safety campaigns in conjunction with Flatbush Shomrim and Flatbush Hatzoloh, including seminars for Yeshiva faculty. An "Active Shooter" training seminar by the NYPD and the NY State Homeland Security was held for school faculty members.
9- FJCC volunteers are constantly assisting many institutions and individuals with various governmental issues.
10- In coordination with Flatbush Hatzoloh, the FJCC hosted safety events titled “What to do BEFORE Hatzoloh arrives" which were offered free in separate classes to men and women. Communities nationwide have requested material to emulate the FJCC safety concept.
11- Initiated a voter registration drive along with a vibrant GOTV (Get Out The Vote) campaign with the goal of registering 10,000 new voters.