2016-09-28 / Voice at the Shore

JFS provides services for Holocaust survivors

It is the obligation and privilege of Jewish Family Service to support and care for the Holocaust survivors in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

Holocaust survivors and individuals who resided in occupied countries during the Holocaust are eligible for services through the JFS Holocaust survivor Program with funding provided by The Claims Conference. The agency currently has dozens of survivors receiving a variety of supportive services. This year, it has granted JFS approximately $100,000 to assist survivors with the application process to receive their entitlements, as well as offer a variety of other services.

JFS has experienced and dedicated care coordinators who oversee their wellbeing. They also assist with services such as doctor’s appointments, emergency assistance, picking up medications, support groups, social events, and other essential programs that help to improve their overall quality of life. In addition, JFS offers a monthly luncheon where attendees can socialize, experience guest speakers and also interact with local students who are learning about the Holocaust. Other activities include an intergenerational luncheon and trips.

JFS works directly with The Claims Conference, which allows the agency to guide survivors to receive their claims.

If you, your loved one, or someone you know, might be eligible to receive services and/or would enjoy the monthly luncheons and gatherings, please contact Tina Serota, Associate Director of Village by the Shore at (609) 822-1109 or tserota@jfsatlantic.org. s

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