Montefiore Child Advocacy Center
In October 2002, MPC got to work on the transformation of the Gun Hill Jewish Center on Reservoir Oval, a remnant of Norwood’s disappearing Jewish past. The old synagogue is now the headquarters for Montefiore Medical Center’s School Health Program, providing wellness services to over 10,000 children annually, along with providing space for the abuse prevention programs of the hospital’s Child Protection Center.
The office of Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión helped to fund the renovation, while MPC acquired the building, raised funds and supervised the project. Additional funding came from the Engelberg Foundation, whose executive director, Rabbi Balfour Brickner, praised the building’s new use as a true “House of Assembly.”