This monthly program provides support for Holocaust Survivors through luncheons, social outings, and cultural activities that offer opportunities to connect with other Survivors and family members. Gatherings often involve inter-generational events, during which local high school students visit with the Survivors and learn more about their stories.
Hope & Healing Workshops
This innovative workshop series offers trauma-informed therapeutic groups for South Jersey’s most isolated Holocaust Survivors in Vineland, New Jersey. The program aims to promote participants’ dignity, strength, and empowerment by fostering an atmosphere of trust to express feelings and emotions; providing skills for coping with anxiety and stress; reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness; and empowering them to make choices by focusing on their abilities rather than their inabilities. The six-part series consists of the following workshops, each paired with a catered luncheon: Tabletop Gardening, Massage Therapy, Pet Therapy, Cooking, Chair Yoga, and Music Therapy. The Hope & Healing Workshops are made possible by federal funds from a grant through The JFNA Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care.
Holocaust Survivor Benefits Assistance
JFCS has a longstanding commitment to care for the Holocaust Survivors in our community. Together with grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), The New Jersey State Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program, and private donors, the 60+ Services Department provides assistance with restitution applications, ongoing social work and nursing case management, homemaker and personal care services, Kosher Catered Home Delivered Meals, transportation, and supportive counseling. For an updated list of eligibility programs for Holocaust Survivors, please visit here: www.claimscon.org.