JFS Partners with Jewish Federation Community Foundation and KAVOD SHEF

Posted on January 28, 2021

Within Atlantic County, there are 33 Holocaust Survivors who rely on JFS for assistance and support which includes care coordination, grocery pick-up and delivery, transportation to medical appointments, help with Claims Conference paperwork, virtual socialization programs and more. JFS is committed to immeasurably adding to the quality of life of Holocaust Survivors in our region.

Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS) is pleased to announce that in November of 2020, a grant was provided by the Jewish Federation Community Foundation to assure the emergency needs of Survivors could continue to be met. The donation was matched by KAVOD SHEF, in partnership with Seed The Dream Foundation, a coalition that assists Holocaust Survivors nationwide. KAVOD SHEF leverages funds raised through a special philanthropic national matching initiative to ensure much-needed revenue is available for the Survivor community.

As needs continue and evolve for Holocaust Survivors, JFS plans to continue their relationship as one of 30 community partnerships across the nation. JFS staff and volunteers are honored to work cohesively with local Holocaust Survivors to assure they have the financial and emotional support needed to lead a dignified life. JFS’ unwavering commitment to assist Holocaust Survivors in any manner is paramount.

“This year, our agency anticipates a deficit in funding for Holocaust Survivor needs,” explains Andrea Steinberg, JFS’ Chief Executive Officer. “We have dedicated ourselves to helping Survivors and plan for ongoing fundraising to assure every survivor can continue to live safely and healthfully in their community.”

This year, for International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, we ask for your support for the Survivors in Atlantic County with a donation to JFS. Our agency will spend the day to ensure knowledge and awareness of the Holocaust is remembered for generations to come. On this day, the world remembers and every day, JFS is committed to providing ongoing assistance and support for our survivors.

To ensure funding is available for Holocaust Survivor programs and services for their entire lifetime is critical. To make a donation to the Holocaust Survivor Fund at JFS or for more information, contact Beth Joseph, Senior Director of Communications & Donor Relations at 609.822.7409 or bjoseph@jfsatlantic.org. To make a donation through KAVOD SHEF, every dollar donated will be matched by their National Donors program 1:1.