JFS Services for Holocaust Survivors

Programs for Holocaust Survivors at Jewish Family Services meet a variety of needs for this special and vulnerable population. Funding is provided by The Claims Conference, the single largest organization in the world working to secure compensation, restitution and assistance for survivors of the Holocaust or the heirs of victims. The goal of the program is to keep survivors living in their own home or apartment and out of institutional care for as long as possible.

Donations from individuals, as well as corporations and foundations also help us care for survivors. For more information on how you can donate, please contact Michelle Souza, Director of Marketing and Development, at msouza@jfshartford.org. To volunteer with survivors, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Services are provided in conjunction with the Jewish Family Services Older Adult Program, the Care at Home Program, and Geriatric Care Management. As always, JFS strives to integrate its programs to best meet the needs of all older adults.

Some services are need-based and available to survivors with low to moderate income and assets. Other services are available to any survivor at no charge. Some clinical services may be billable to Medicare and other insurance. Services include:

  • Counseling

  • Emergency assistance with unexpected expenses

  • Ongoing assistance with the cost of home care

  • Assistance with applications for reparations and compensation programs sponsored by Germany and other formerly Nazi-occupied nations, including in some cases free legal assistance

  • Use of the JFS Anja Rosenberg kosher food pantry

For further information, survivors and their families should contact Joan Margolis, State Coordinator for Programs for Holocaust Survivors. She can be reached at 860-236-1927 or jmargolis@jfshartford.org.

JFS Services for Holocaust Survivors

JFS Services for Holocaust Survivors

Sonia attended a recent JFS reparations clinic where attorneys guided Holocaust survivors through the reparations process.

Please Note:
The Emergency Assistance Program for Nazi Victims has been supported by funds from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (The Claims Conference) at the direction of the United States District Court supervising the lawsuit In Re: Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks). Funding also comes from the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims and The Claims Conference for programs benefiting Jewish Nazi Victims. JFS also receives funds from the settlement of a class action regarding the Hungarian Gold Train (Rozner v. United States) under the jurisdiction of Judge Patricia A. Seitz, administered by the Claims Conference.

JFS Services for Holocaust Survivors