Our Goal

The Lend A Hand Project is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the needy on Long Island based upon the highest tenets of charitable giving. Through the anonymous pairing of volunteer supporters with neighbors in need, we extend a helping hand to provide not only material assistance, but also ongoing relationships and friendship with complete dignity.

Our Upcoming Events!


Toward the end of August we will be shipping backpacks to all of our public school-aged Recipients. This has been an annual program, and our children look forward to receiving their backpacks. Each backpack is loaded with educational goodies – folders, notebooks, rulers, pencils, pens and many other items.
We acknowledge with thanks the participation in this program of the Robins Family and
UJA-Federation of New York.

Learn more about who we are and what we do.

Board of Directors & Staff

Marilyn Leibowitz


Ellen Gordon

Vice President

Ron Jasser

Vice President

Gail Jospa

Vice President

Susan Lustig


Jill Cohen


Board Members

  • Stewart Ain
  • Deborah Biederman * §
  • Jill Cohen*
  • Donald Fischer
  • Ellen Gordon
  • Ellen Greenberg * §
  • Dr. Stephen Greenberg * §
  • Harold Guttenplan
  • Harriet Harris
  • Ronald Jasser *
  • Marilyn Leibowitz *
  • Susan Lusting *
  • Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz
  • Rabbi Deanna Pasternak
  • Helen Rock *
  • Vicki Rosen
  • Nina Sandler
  • Roslyn Sherman *
  • Barry Shorten
  • Carin Silverman
  • Gloria Safran * §
  • Brett Topel *
  • Michael D. Weiner
  • Jack Zucker

* Executive Committee Member

§ Past President

Staff Members

Andrew Levy

Executive Director

Ellen Acosta

Case Worker

Corporate Partners

The Lend A Hand Project would like to thank the following companies for supporting our mission through their donations:

  • Alcott Group
  • America Safe ‘n Sound
  • Dr. Sima Anand
  • ASR Landscaping
  • B & G Group Insurance Co.
  • Dr. Robert M. Burma, D.C.
  • Cannon & Acosta LLP
  • Cruser, Mitchell & Novitz LLP
  • Dr. Merik C. Dolber Islandia M.R.I. Associates
  • Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP
  • Gutterman’s Inc.
  • Hirschfeld Agency Inc.
  • Hitempco
  • Huntington Bay Dental
  • Hyperion Wealth Advisors
  • Dr. Hector Melgar, P.T., P.C. Brentwood Physical Rehab.
  • Metric Subaru
  • Mordfin Group LLP
  • Payroll Dynamics
  • Rivkin, Radler LLP
  • Dr. Aron Rovner, P.L.L.C.
  • Star of David Memorial Chapel
  • Stew Leonard’s
  • Tsunis, Gasparis LLP
  • Dr. David M. Tubens, D.C.
  • U.S. Luggage
  • V.I.P. Automotive Group

Foundations and Grants

The Lend A Hand Project is grateful for very generous grants from:

  • The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation
  • The Herman Goldman Foundation
  • The Tsunis Family Foundation
  • UJA/Federation of New York

Synagogue Partners

The Lend A Hand Project’s Synagogue Partner program recognizes those synagogues that are working together with us to achieve our mission. Some synagogues sponsor The Lend A Hand Project families through their Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Religious School, Nursery School or Social Action Club, or have instituted “drives” to support our programs. We welcome the opportunity to work together with your synagogue.

  • Bellmore Jewish Center, Bellmore
  • Bnai Israel Reform Temple, Oakdale
  • Commack Hills, Tova Hadassah Chapter, Commack
  • Community Reform Temple, Westbury
  • Community Synagogue, Port Washington
  • Congregation B’nai Sholom-Beth David, Rockville Centre
  • Congregation Tifereth Israel, Glen Cove
  • Dix Hills Jewish Center, Dix Hills
  • Huntington Jewish Center, Huntington
  • Kehillat Chovevei Tzion, East Setauket
  • Merrick-Bellmore Hadassah, Merrick
  • North Shore Jewish Center, Port Jefferson Station
  • North Shore Synagogue, Syosset
  • Plainview Jewish Center, Plainview
  • Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Manhasset
  • Sandsport/Shoshana Hadassah, Port Washington
  • South Huntington Jewish Center, Melville
  • Temple Beth Chai, Hauppauge
  • Temple Beth David, Commack
  • Temple Beth El, Huntington
  • Temple Beth Sholom, Roslyn Heights
  • Temple Beth Torah, Melville
  • Temple Beth Torah, Westbury
  • Temple Emanuel of East Meadow, East Meadow
  • Temple Isaiah, Stony Brook
  • Temple Sinai, Roslyn Heights

Community Partners

These organizations have generously agreed to partner with us in the ongoing battle against poverty on Long Island.

  • Babylon Beach House
  • Cancer Care
  • Community Housing Innovations
  • Family and Children’s Association-Family Ties
  • Family Prevention Services
  • Family Service League
  • Five Towns J.C.C.
  • Friedberg J.C.C.
  • Half Hollow Hills HS East Honor Society
  • Hatzilu
  • JASA
  • Mid-Island J.C.C.
  • POB Cares
  • Sid Jacobson J.C.C.
  • UJA
  • Zeta Phi Beta – International Service Sorority

Additional affiliates include:

  • Clergy
  • Shelters
  • Transitional Housing Residencies
  • Food Banks
  • Social Workers