Our Mission

Community. Friendship. Opportunity.

Every single individual has the power to change the world.  All one needs is the chance. Our mission at Soul Purpose NY is to provide individuals of all abilities with that opportunity. When joining our warm and vibrant community, participants discover a home away from home. A place where lifelong friendships are made. A place where each individual can explore where their passions and skills lie. A place where, by working together, everyone has the opportunity to pursue their calling, and spread their wings and fly.

We've all got SOUL to give. 


In Dedication to the Rebbe

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Soul Purpose New York's mission is based upon the vision & teachings of the Rebbe. The Rebbe believed that every person has their own unique capabilities which they can use to lead a life of meaning and purpose. All one must do is tap into their inner soul. 

The Rebbe continues to inspire thousands of people around the world. May his memory be blessed.


Our Team

Rabbi Mendel Gurkov

Founder & Co-Director

Rivka Gurkov

Founder & Co-Director

Nina Katz

Head of Volunteer Committee

Betty Pilnik

Volunteer Committee

 Kim Foley

 Instructor: Cooking with Kim

Camille Zeltman

Instructor: Eating Healthy and Baking

Leona Marcs


Karina Barbiero

Instructor: Yoga

Ellen Zarchy

Education Coordinator

Emily Orgill