Help Holocaust Survivors Now

Your gift helps strengthen lives of older adults

 
Imagine for a minute what it feels like to be a Holocaust survivor. They've been through the worst. As in "THE Worst."

Unfortunately, they now suffer in other ways just because they are much older.

At 87 years old, Ruth’s failing vision and health problems mean she can no longer drive. She can no longer do simple things such as running to the store to pick up fresh fruit, or driving a few blocks to visit friends. And arthritis in her fingers is making it hard to chop vegetables to make soup like she remembers her mother cooking.

As survivors get older, they need more daily care at home. Yes, in their own home. And this is important! Because living in an institutional setting, such as a retirement home or hospital, requires walking into an unfamiliar shower, being held to an inflexible schedule, wearing an ID wristband and following authority – all of which can trigger traumatic memories of the Holocaust.

Survivors like Ruth - and Bella in this video - urgently need help with housework, meal preparation, grocery shopping, or a ride to the doctor.

It costs $1,040 a month to provide these essential home care services for one Holocaust survivor.

We can't change what survivors experienced in the past, but we can give them a better life today. If anyone deserves it, they do.

Please donate now.
 

The LeaderBoard

Marlene R G.
Loveland, OH
donated: $1,000
Thursday Morning Minyan
United States
donated: $1,000
Wyoming Corral Show
United States
donated: $515
Daniel L.
Cincinnati, OH
donated: $400
Sarah W.
Cincinnati, OH
donated: $360
David H.
Cincinnati, OH
donated: $360
Antjony W.
Cincinnati, OH
donated: $300
William M.
Amelia, OH
donated: $300
Marc S.
Marietta, AL
donated: $240
Denise S.
Mason, OH
donated: $200

All Donors
Dan R.
Cincinnati, OH
431
visitors
$3,590
impact
Richard Behrman
United States
77
visitors
$1,941
impact
Melanie B.
Cincinnati, OH
286
visitors
$1,264
impact
Tracy J.
33
visitors
$200
impact
Hannah G.
18
visitors
$60
impact

Cost Per Survivor Per Month

Item / Activity Cost
 
Personalized 1:1 Case Management $75
 
Food (Meals and Kroger gift cards) $31
 
Homecare (Personal/Nursing/Housekeeping) $1,040
 
Total: $1,146

Guest Book

Sarah W.
1 month ago

In appreciation of JFS, especially Gail Ziegler and team for the critical support given to our survivor community. Your care enables our survivors to engage in our educational initiatives.

Linda K.
1 month ago

In honor of Dan Rapp. Thanks for helping JFS.

Antjony W.
1 month, 1 week ago

Today makes it my humble pleasure to.assist those in need

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Campaign Ended

Thank you for your support!

Raised $12,427 out of $31,200

Help strengthen lives of older adults

Donate to help Holocaust survivors get the care they deserve
Thanks to a generous $5,000 matching grant from the HealthPath Foundation, every $100 you donate is worth $200. Yes, $5,000 in donations will equal $10,000 to help Holocaust survivors!

But let's not stop there. EVERY dollar you give will help Jewish Family Service strengthen lives of even more older adults in times of need. 

FAQ

Question:

Can I send in a check?

Answer:

Yes! Make the check out to Jewish Family Service & note "Holocaust Survivor Campaign" on the memo line. Mail to: 8487 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236

Question:

How can I learn more about the Holocaust?

Answer:

You can learn more about the Holocaust and personal stories of other survivors by visiting The Holocaust and Humanity Center.

Photos

A peek at a few other services Jewish Family Service provides to Holocaust survivors

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