Provides support for survivors of the Holocaust, with monthly luncheon meetings and other social and cultural activities that offer opportunities to connect with other Survivors and family members. Gatherings often involve intergenerational settings, in which local high school-age students may visit with the Survivors and learn more about their stories.
Holocaust Survivor Benefits Assistance
JFCS has a long-standing commitment to care for the Holocaust Survivors residing 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 Senior 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.
AJFCA/ Americorps VISTA
Thanks to an historic partnership between the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies, JFCS currently has one Americorps VISTA volunteer helping to expand and improve services for this aging population. The VISTA volunteer visits the homes of Survivors with social workers from our agency to better understand their needs, helps maintain a manual for JCFS home care staff working with Survivors, and facilitates outreach to expand the JCFS volunteer base, among other projects.