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 Here

Our Committment to Care

 

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@JFFS.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.  Contact Here  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.

 

 

Holocaust and Remembrance: Jewish Federation’s Impact

 


As the needs of aging Holocaust survivors increase, Jewish Federation of Orange County provides critical funding to ensure that local Holocaust survivors receive the care they deserve. At the same time, amid rising antisemitism and declining awareness of the Holocaust, we fund meaningful programs that support Holocaust education.  

 

 

Our Commitment to Holocaust Education

 

 

Americans and The Holocaust Traveling Exhibition  
February 2 - March 9 at UC Irvine 

 

JFOC’s Rose Project has partnered with UCI, the office of U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association to bring this important traveling exhibition to Orange County. Americans and the Holocaust examines the factors that shaped America’s response to Nazism and the Holocaust and asks why rescuing Jews did not become a priority. 

 

 

Click here for Exhibit Information

 

A Journey Through the Holocaust
February 10, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

 

The Rose Project of Jewish Federation of Orange County and UCI Libraries invite you to spend the evening with OC Holocaust survivor Solange Pullman-Fisch. 

 

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 and 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 free and open to the public, but registration is required. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants.

 

Inaugural 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.
 
 
 
The event was sponsored by Jewish Federation & Family Services as part of our
Aging With Dignity Campaign 
 
Collective Artists 
 
 Susan Schiff Faludi, Photographer; Jacob Eisenbach, Author;
Howard Hoffman, Jewelry Maker
 
Photos by Bill Alkofer for the Orange County Register