ReCharge New York Invests in Friedberg JCC
May 1, 2012
Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg (D-Long Beach) announced that the Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center Inc., located in Oceanside, was awarded low-cost power and community aid through New York’s statewide initiative ReCharge New York (RNY). The non-profit community center will receive 30 kilowatts of low-cost electricity through the program. “The Barry and Florence Friedberg JCC has been serving the south shore community for over 50 years,” Assemblyman Weisenberg said. “By helping to lower the Friedberg JCC’s utility bills, we can ensure it continues to provide outstanding social and educational programs for area residents.” The Barry and Florence Friedberg Jewish Community Center provides summer camps, early childhood programs, personal training, health and fitness activities for children, swim lessons and aquatic exercise programs for adults, among several other valuable community services and programs. The allocation of low-cost electricity came as a result of the center’s commitment to maintaining 500 jobs in the community, and its plans to invest $10 million throughout the community over the next seven years. ReCharge New York replaces two existing initiatives, the Power for Jobs and Energy Cost Savings Benefit programs, both of which expire on June 30. “ReCharge New York is a sustainable and innovative solution to lowering utility costs for non-profits and businesses, helping them retain and create jobs,” Weisenberg concluded.