As emergencies grow for Holocaust survivors amid pandemic, helpers try to keep up - JTA, April 22, 2020

Read about how JFS SV and other Jewish agencies around the country are helping survivors during the pandemic.

Social Services for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

JFS provides a broad range of support services for over 200 local Holocaust survivors and their families to assist in maintaining their financial, emotional, and physical well-being.  Our support includes:

  • Reparations claims assistance and up-to-date Claims Conference information
  • Emergency services and financial assistance from KAVOD SHEF
  • Case management and counseling for survivors and their family members
  • Home visits and food assistance
  • Wellness services and greater access to medical care
  • Providing counseling and case management to English speakers Holocaust survivors

For more information, contact:

Galina Chyorny, MA
Coordinator of Holocaust Survivor and Emigre Services
(408) 357-7458

Polish-Speaking Volunteer Needed

JFS is seeking a Polish-speaking volunteer who reads and writes Polish to  assist Holocaust survivors to read forms and complete applications for compensation.

Contact: Lori Cinnamon at

or (408) 357-7467

Call Us: 408.556.0600

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Holocaust Survivors Support

Holocaust survivor Tamara Brandman Noten talks with social worker Hilla Flohr of Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley in Los Gatos, Calif.