Please meet our SeniorTechNYC teachers..



Helen Jacobs  

Helen has been involved with SeniorTechNYC for many years.  She has taught and coached numerous classes.

Before retiring, Helen worked in the Marketing Research Industry for over 30 years.  She was Executive Vice President of a large nationwide data collection network for 18 years and worked in the research company side of the business as a Field Director for many years.  During her Marketing Research career, Helen was President of the National Marketing Research Association and served on the board for several years.   Before going into the marketing research field, she was an elementary school teacher.

Helen volunteers for Lincoln Center at the Information Desk and is a member of the Lincoln Center Ambassador program.

Liz Jaffe 

Liz has been volunteering with SeniorTechNYC for the past 10 years after retiring from her professional work at the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science.  She currently serves as Hotline coordinator, assisting with the registration and teaches an iPhone class.

Her professional life has included work as a physical therapist, special ed teacher, educational administrator, and work at not-for-profit organizations as a fundraiser and conference planner. She teaches computer skills and use of the iPhone/iPad at the Senior Center of the Jewish Family and Community Services of Southwest FL during the winter months in Naples, FL as a volunteer.  In the summer she volunteers teaching an iPhone class in Egremont, MA through the Council on Aging.


Joan Kushinoff 

Joan has been an active member of JCC SeniorTechNYC since 2002. She has held the position of treasurer since 2008.  She also teaches Word Processing, Excel and several informative workshops. 

Besides volunteering at the JCC SeniorTechNYC program, she also volunteers at Jewish Family Services and Brandeis National Committee.  

In 2001, Joan retired from Merrill Lynch, where she spent her career working as a computer analyst. 

Muriel Mandell

Muriel has a Master's Degree from the Columbia School of Journalism and 30 credits toward a doctorate in psych and the teaching of reading.

She has been employed as a reporter and columnist in the Washington bureau of the Overseas News Agency and Jewish Telegraphic Agency, as a police reporter for the Long Branch Record, as an editor for a magazine called TIPS, and in public relations for the New York State Division of Housing and Radio Station WMGM. Muriel has had a dozen children's books (mostly non-fiction) published that have been translated into a dozen languages.

She has taught on every level from kindergarten to graduate school (City College and Hunter) and coordinated a Federal Right to Read program for the New York City Board of Education and WEDGE, a writing program that was validated as exemplary by the New York State Department of Education and replicated throughout New York State. In both programs she was responsible for extensive teacher training throughout the city and then the state.

For the last 20 years she has taught a variety of computer software programs to seniors through the international SeniorNet non-profit organization. For the last three years she has been writing children's stories for an iPad app. 

Angelica McDermott

Angelica has been volunteering with SeniorTechNYC for 11 years. She began by taking courses at Hudson Guild, and shortly afterwards became a teacher, teaching there for about seven years. While teaching at McBurney Y for Seniornet, she was introduced to the JCC program and has been teaching and coaching at JCC for three years.

She had a 20-year career in banking as a loan officer, and later, as Manager of the
Consumer Loan Department. Angelica also worked four and one-half years for the FDIC.

Angelica has also extended her volunteering with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She coaches at Lenox Hill Neighborhood Center, takes part in the TCE program, where they do taxes for seniors from February to April 15th, and is part of their ACES Program which advises clients on where they may apply for State and/or Federal public assistance. She has been assigned to Beth Israel Hospital. 

Nancy Neschis 

Nancy has been active with SeniorTechNYC since 2002. She has taught both beginning and intermediate courses, and now specializes in teaching iPad. Prior to her work with SeniorTechNYC, she volunteered at the Alzheimer's Association where she provided administrative and computer-related assistance as needed.

Her professional career included four years as an Administrative Coordinator in the Russian Resettlement Program at the Jewish Family Service/United Jewish Federation of Stamford, CT, and Director of Employee Benefits at Ziff-Davis Publishing, where she was employed full-time from 1981-93 

Judith Segall 

Judith Segall is a retired CPA.  Currently she works two days a week for a CPA firm and prepares tax returns for AARP as a volunteer.

In addition, she prepares the financials for a nonprofit theater group. 

Judith has taught the beginning PC classes and beginning and advanced iPad classes for SeniorTechNYC.  



Teaching those over 50 how to ease into the world of technology, multi-media devices and computers.

​Located at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 76th St and Amsterdam Ave.