Now more than ever, Holocaust survivors and Jewish seniors increasingly require services to help them age with dignity. Also, many of our children attending Jewish Day Schools have special needs and need help to be able to participate in school activities. For this and more, Jewish Family & Community Services is there to bridge the gap.
2018 is the year of Chai. In Judaism, the number 18 signifes the connection between life and hope. In the Jewish tradition of Tikkun Olum – Repairing the World – JFCS continues to help the entire community help themselves by providing at-risk families with much needed wraparound services in an efort to ensure success on every level.
We are asking you to partner with us this year by making a minimum gift of $18 in 2018 to support Holocaust survivors and children with diferent learning abilities in Jewish Day Schools. Each gift can help pave the way to success for the future.
JFCS champions inclusion in the Jewish community for children with special needs so they may fully participate in the richness of Jewish religious, educational and cultural life.
Current needs: Multi-year funding commitments aimed at helping students overcome obstacles or meet needs for more challenging material.
Holocaust Survivor Support
Jewish Family & Community Services Holocaust survivor program and Senior Solutions programs provide an aging population of seniors who have experienced trauma with much-needed support and wraparound care services to help them age with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Current needs: 50% of Holocaust survivors are living at or below the poverty level and many of them need fnancial assistance, rent payments or food.
There are several ways to donate.
If you give on our Facebook Page Fundraiser, located at https://tinyurl.com/y9uocd2y, at 8:00 AM on Giving Tuesday, November 27, your gift may be matched in collaboration with #GivingTuesday by Facebook and PayPal.
You can also donate online at https://jfcsjax.org/howtohelp/18in18/.
Rabbi Abraham Heschel said, “A Jew is asked to take a leap of action rather than a leap of faith.” Will you leap with JFCS in 2018?
JFCS – Helping People Help Themselves Since 1917