Holocaust Survivors

Holocaust Survivors

Contact Chris Rosenthal, Aging & Disability Services Director, (651) 690-8920.

JFS Aging & Disability Services offers the Holocaust Survivor Program that provides Holocaust survivors and their caregivers with the support, information and services they need to remain living successfully in their own homes.

The German Government, through the U.S. Claims Conference office, as well as the Weinberg Foundation and the St. Paul Jewish community, supplies funds to provide services to Holocaust survivors. JFS services are available to those who have successfully completed the U.S. Claims Conference application process. JFS staff is available to assist with the completion of this application.

JFS provides case management services and helps to coordinate the in-home services needed to allow survivors to continue to live in the community for as long as possible. Chaplaincy services provide vital spiritual enrichment. Funds are also available for one-time emergency expenses.

Available Services

Case Management provided by the Claims Conference

This service includes arranging for nurse visits; home health aide visits that include bathing assistance and medication set up; companion visits; housekeeping that includes cleaning, laundry, and shopping; and Kosher Meals on Wheels.

Chaplaincy provided by JFS

Our Community Chaplaincy Program provides spiritual guidance, ritual observance and a listening presence to individuals and families in their homes and care settings. It provides renewed meaning and hope to those coping with illness, loneliness, disability, end-of-life issues, and other life struggles.

Emergency Funds provided by the Weinberg Foundation

Each year, the Weinberg Foundation provides limited funds to help pay for one-time expenses including hearing aids, dentures, medical supplies, and funeral expenses.