More than half a century ago they survived the Holocaust, but their suffering continues. Their tragic losses are never forgotten, and every moment of life is impacted by their experiences. Recent events of the Covid Era have reawakened memories and triggered dormant fears of hunger, isolation, and loss. More than ever before, there is a vital need to care for and support the survivors among us.
H.E.A.R.T. is a caring team of professionals and trained volunteers dedicated to addressing the physical, psychological, financial, and social needs of Holocaust survivors in Rockland County. This program provides a range of services that address the specific needs of Holocaust survivors and their families. Social services for Jewish Nazi victims are supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Funds are designated to support survivors with the respect and dignity they deserve in their golden years. Please reach out to us, it is our privilege to serve you.
Leah Goldstein, Clinical Director ext. 1436
Toby Raice, Homecare Director ext. 1143
Programs for financial assistance help survivors pay for homecare and other expenses that are not covered by insurance. In cases of significant financial need, there is emergency financial aid for food, plumbing repairs, utility bills, funeral expenses, etc.
Our partnerships with Kavod, Blue Card, Self Help, Olam Chesed and other supportive organizations enable us to assist survivors in a variety of ways.
We invite you to connect with our staff, volunteers, and other survivors for companionship and special events.
Thursday Socialization Program: We host a weekly senior social gathering for women. Participants enjoy various creative, aerobic, and educational activities coordinated by our social worker, Mrs. Leah Goldstein. This wonderful weekly experience is topped off with a light lunch and healthy refreshments. Socialization with peers and friends is a source of joy and connection among our special ladies.
Joining Generations: This program connects Holocaust survivors with high school students and young adults. School groups often perform for our seniors at our weekly socialization group. If you would like a friendly visitor to come see you each week, we will find someone with whom you can build a special relationship that will be mutually beneficial.