Help to Ensure Dignity for Holocaust Survivors
We are grateful for your interest in our nonprofit organization and our mission to provide aid to Holocaust Survivors in need. KAVOD was created in November 2015 in Memphis, TN to help Holocaust Survivors in the US live the remainder of their lives comfortably and with dignity.
It has been estimated that there are 100,000 Survivors living in the United States and that 30% of them are living at or near poverty levels. It is unconscionable and unacceptable that these courageous people, who’ve endured so much already, are living their remaining years struggling with day to day essential needs such as groceries and medicine. KAVOD was created to help these Survivors live their remaining years with dignity and grace.
KAVOD partners with Jewish Family Service, as well as other organizations that work with Survivors. The agency makes requests on behalf of the Survivor on a confidential basis and KAVOD provides gift cards from local grocery stores or pharmacies to assist them with whatever emergency or day to day needs that they have. The decisions of KAVOD are overseen by a diverse and experienced Board of community leaders, most of whom are children of Survivors.
Since inception, KAVOD has served Holocaust Survivors in the following 26 cities: Denver, Memphis, Chicago, West Palm Florida, Gulf Coast FL, Miami FL, Houston, NYC, Orange County NY, Somerville NJ, Elizabeth NJ, Charleston SC, Charlotte NC, Chattanooga, Kansas City, San Jose CA, Cleveland, Metro West NJ,Raleigh NC, Jacksonville FL, Ft. Lauderdale FL, Indianapolis IN, Boca Raton Florida, Toledo Ohio, Las Vegas NV, and Rockland NY. The need is growing every day and we have a limited time to support this vulnerable senior community.
John and Amy Israel Pregulman are the founders of KAVOD. John is a native of Chattanooga, TN and has been photographing Survivors since 2012. He has photographed over 590 so far in the US, Tokyo and Prague. There is no commercial aspect to this project; he simply gives the photos to the Survivors and their families in an effort to honor and preserve their legacy. He continues to tour the country taking photographs, as well as raising money for KAVOD, and would welcome inquiries from anyone who knows of Survivors who would like to have their photos taken. Amy is a native Memphian who has had a career in the Jewish nonprofit world. She is the Executive Director and works with John on all aspects of the organization as well as the Photography Legacy Project.
*These images do not depict recipients of aid from KAVOD. Those receiving aid are confidential. The images are of Holocaust Survivors from across the globe and have been taken by John Pregulman since 2012.