Holocaust Survivor Program

In partnership with Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Jewish Federation of Orange County is deeply committed to ensuring that Holocaust survivors are able to age with dignity—often making the difference in whether they can remain in their own homes at this vulnerable time of their lives. For information on care and support programs for Holocaust survivors click the button below.


The Generosity of Donors

Jewish Federation of Orange County raises critical funds needed to provide care to local Holocaust survivors. Through the generosity of donors in our community, Holocaust survivors receive financial assistance and in-home care which enable them to live safely and independently in their homes, maintain their cherished social networks, and age with dignity. Financial assistance helps Holocaust survivors put food on the table, keep the lights and heat/air conditioning on, and purchase critical items like medication, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and medical alerts. In-home services include personal and nursing care, chore and errand assistance, transportation and housekeeping.  

Make a donation today to help us continue to provide exceptional care for our cherished survivors. Questions? Contact Stephanie Epstein, Chief Philanthropy Office at Philanthropy@JFedOC.org


The Support of Volunteers

Volunteers help to ensure the health and wellbeing of isolated Holocaust survivors by developing caring, supportive relationships and helping them stay connected to community. As an agency that works with vulnerable populations, during COVID there are modified volunteer opportunities to meet public health recommendations and practices. Click below for volunteer opportunity information.

Founded in 1951 by representatives of 23 major international Jewish organizations, the Claims Conference is a nonprofit organization that secures material compensation for Holocaust survivors around the world.


A Journey Through The Holocaust

UCI Libraries invites you to spend the evening with Holocaust survivor Solange Pullman-Fisch. We extend a special thanks to the Jewish Federation of Orange County for their support of this program.

Solange Pullman-Fisch was born in 1935 in Sedan, a town in Northeastern France located near the Belgium border. When Germany began to invade France in 1940, Solange and her mother fled Nancy, the northeastern town in France where they resided. They traveled from town to town seeking refuge, and with the help of the local townspeople, who risked their own lives, they were kept hidden and warned to move on when the Nazis approached. Eventually, Solange her mother made it to a small farming village in Le Grand-Bourg where the mayor helped hide them for five years until World War II ended.

Solange is one of many Holocaust survivors who call Orange County home.

This event is part of the Americans and the Holocaust Exhibition Event Series. For more information about Americans and the Holocaust, please visit: lib.uci.edu/americans.


Holocaust Survivors Art Collective

The event, held on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Laguna Woods, was designed to feature local talent and celebrate life beyond trauma. The collective as a whole totals 40 artists, all sharing a common history of escaping Adolf Hitler’s mass extinction plan that led to the extermination of six million Jews and led the world into war. Click below to read the article.

The event was sponsored by Jewish Federation & Family Services as part of our Aging With Dignity Campaign

The photographs shown below are part of the Holocaust Survivors Art Collective, taken by by Bill Alkofer. Bill Alkofer is a contributing photographer at The OC Register