Emergency: Services for 250 local Holocaust survivors at risk

May 4, 2016
By bethmordecai
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Emergency: Services for 250 local Holocaust survivors at risk

Letter from Jewish Federation of the Heart of New Jersey on the urgent need to support Holocaust survivors:

This year, the timing of Yom HaShaoh, Holocaust Remembrance Day, coincides with recent, troubling news that restitution funds are falling short to meet the humanitarian needs of Holocaust survivors in Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties. Twenty-five survivors have already had services cut and 100 more face cuts in coming months. These are cuts to services helping them with basic daily activities, from meal preparation to bathing, to simply tidying up at home.

The Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Services in Middlesex and Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Monmouth, together, are launching an urgent fundraising initiative on Yom HaShoah, May 5, to restore services and prevent further cuts.

A bit of good news: several generous donors from our area have stepped up with matching grants so any donations made by May 11 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $75,000. Please give now to double your impact at no further cost to you.

Your support as a donor and an ambassador for this community initiative will inspire others to follow. 


Here’s what we’re asking you to do:

As a valued member of the Jewish community, you will personally receive five targeted e-mails related to the campaign.

  1. Please forward TWO of them to your constituents/members/leadership via e-mail and social media, under your organization’s branding (you will forward the e-mail that arrives tomorrow, and the second on Monday, May 9th).

  2. Please ask your leaders to set up their own personal fundraising page: Go to supportholocaustsurvivors.org. Scroll down and click on the ‘Start Fundraising!’ button and follow instructions. Click on “Invite” or “Share”to invite others to support your page.

This campaign will help protect the basic human dignity of those who have already suffered so much. 

If you have any questions feel free to call me at 732-588-1817 or amyk@jewishheartnj.org.  

Thank you for partnering,

Amy Keller


Amy E. Keller

Director of Community Programs

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey

230 Old Bridge Turnpike

South River, NJ  08882

Direct  732.588.1817

Main    732.588.1800

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