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Holocaust Survivors Support

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.

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

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:

Lucy Istomina, MA
JFS SV Older Adult Care Manager
(408) 806-0452

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