When Bris Avrohom was founded in 1979 to meet the needs of Russian Jewish immigrants, the intention was "to take care of them from bris to burial," said Rabbi Mordechai Kanelsky, director of the group’s center in Hillside, Cong. Shomrei Torah Ohel Yosef Yitzchok. With facilities in Hillside, Fair Lawn, Jersey City, and Old Bridge, "we have served over ‘8,000 people so far," he said.

To aid the group in its efforts, in ‘006 the Bergen County Division of Community Development awarded Bris Avrohom a $’8,000 grant for its ESL, Inc. Youth Program, serving between 80 and 90 children between the ages of 5 and 15.