About Us

Club Nissim for Holocaust Survivors is a department within the larger agency YM-YWHA of Boro Park, in Brooklyn, New York. It is supervised by Ellie Kastel, the Executive Director of The Boro Park Y.


Club Nissim Staff:

Program Director: Simonne Hirschhorn, BA

Program Assistant: Esther Grossman

Recreational Assistant: Chana Sahler

Administrative Assistant (including website management): Rochelle Englard


Contributing Professionals:

“Abi Gezunt”: Dr. Raphael Birgé

“Anshei Nissim”: Rabbi Daniel Kestenbaum


In addition, we employ a number of lecturers and professionals on an hourly basis to implement our activities and serve our members.