Homelessness in NYC Oneg Conversation
Friday, September 4, after services at 8:30 PM
Homelessness is exploding in NYC. It’s not a new issue, made more complicated by COVID-19 and the economic crisis we are facing. It’s a complex issue without simple solutions. Recently, controversy has erupted around the Lucerne Hotel on the UWS being used to house people. Join longtime CBST members Lisa Green, CBST Board Member and SVP, Residential Services at The Bridge, and Eric Rosenbaum, former CBST President, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Project Renewal, for a moderated conversation with Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum at a ZOOM oneg on Friday night September 4, after services at 8:30 pm.
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- Information about Project Renewal at the Lucerne hotel: https://www.projectrenewal.org/lucerne
- Watch Eric Rosnbaum's keynote and Q&A from the Day of Jewish Learning Project Renewal co-hosted with Reconstructing Judaism at SAJ in January - before COVID became an issue in NYC, which provides a lot of important background context about the challenges of homelessness in NYC before COVID happened here.
- Watch a snippet from the Aug 24, 2020 Community Board 7 Town Hall on the use of hotels on the UWS. The snippet focused on Project Renewal at the Lucerne Hotel starts at the 36:50 mark.
LISA R. GREEN, JD MS is the Senior Vice President for Residential Services at The Bridge, a non-profit social services agency serving vulnerable New Yorkers. She oversees over 1,500 units of housing occupied by people coming from shelters, hospitals, street homelessness, jails and prisons who are struggling with diagnoses of serious mental illness and/or substance use. Prior to specializing in the field of supportive housing, Lisa was an attorney, practicing for 7 years in corporate law, 3 years in legal services, and as Deputy Counsel for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Lisa received a Master’s degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Non-Profit Management from The New School, a JD from UCLA School of Law, and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has presented and moderated panels at many conferences, and is an active member of several organizations such as the Supportive Housing Network of New York and the Association for Community Living.
Lisa has been a member of CBST for 27 years, serving on multiple task forces/committees, and is currently on the Board of Directors.
ERIC ROSENBAUM is currently the president and chief executive officer of Project Renewal in Manhattan, a leading New York City homeless services nonprofit agency. He also served as COO of Win, Inc., a provider of family homeless shelters and family supportive housing.
Mr. Rosenbaum serves on several boards, including as Treasurer of Reconstructing Judaism and Secretary of Vital Strategies, a leading public health nonprofit. In addition to his nonprofit experience, he has more than two decades of experience in corporate management, working for companies such as Colgate-Palmolive (where he spent three years in Mumbai, India), and Arthur D. Little. He earned an MS in public health and an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill, and a BA in biology from UCLA.