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JFS of Central NJ (JFSCNJ) Helps Survivors Navigate Claims Conference Eligibility Process

(Courtesy of JFS) The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany has relaxed criteria regarding eligibility for services for Holocaust survivors, and the JFS team of social workers can assist you and your family with the eligibility application process. The Holocaust Department at Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFSCNJ) receives funding from the following sources for various health, social service, personal and programmatic needs: The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Jewish Federation of North America, the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, Kavod Shef, The State of New Jersey and the Wilf Family Foundation.

The Holocaust Survivor Services team at JFSCNJ has been providing comprehensive and holistic services to survivors as well as their loved ones for over 30 years. Its three-person team is staffed by clinicians who speak a variety of languages including Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish and English. The work of the team has been recognized internationally, with presentations on their exceptional and innovative work with survivors and caregivers given at numerous international conferences in Boston, Chicago and New York.

As a client at JFSCNJ, Holocaust survivors receive:

Certified Home Health Aide care provided by JFSCNJ Certified Home Health Aides and Registered Nurses. This program is supported by mental health to provide person-centered, trauma-informed training to all service providers. The interdisciplinary team works together to ensure that the dignity and respect of the survivor are of highest priority at all times.

Emergency financial assistance.

Food shopping.

Door-to-door transportation, staffed by a fleet of vehicles including a wheelchair accessible van.

Supportive counseling and case management services to ensure that both physical and emotional needs are being met.

The Ross Family Virtual Senior Center provides innovative programs unique to the Holocaust survivor community, with many partnerships across the country. Clients benefit from Uniper technology, enabling them to make international telephone calls; enjoy interactive engagement programs and a wide variety of virtual library programs, virtual garden therapy, chair yoga, Yiddish knitting club and more!

Kosher Meals on Wheels.

Housekeeping.

Caregiver support services including monthly wellness programming and resource education.

Liberal eligibility requirements available for people who lived under Nazi occupation from 1933-1945, including parts of the Former Soviet Union.

The social work staff in the Holocaust Department at JFSCNJ is happy to speak with you and can be reached at 908-352-8375, or contact Debbie Rosenwein, MSW, LCSW at [email protected].

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