National initiative provides support for Palm Beach County Holocaust survivors
Holocaust survivors in Palm Beach County are among the thousands living across the United States that are supported by a national initiative.
The organizations Seed the Dream Foundation and Kavod-Ensuring Dignity for Holocaust Survivors partnered together to establish the Kavod Survivors of the Holocaust Emergency Fund.
Kavod partners with Jewish social service agencies and other organizations across the country that work with survivors. Boca Raton and Palm Beach are among the more than 20 cities that are part of the fund’s 2020 Coalition of Communities. Survivor needs that are eligible for coverage through this fund include dental, vision, medical, emergency home services, home care, transportation and food.
The local organizations that the initiative is partnering with to bring emergency or day-to-day aid to Holocaust survivors include the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services in Boca Raton, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service in West Palm Beach.
Danielle Hartman, president and chief executive officer of Rales JFS, said in a news release, “JFS has a strong foundation of caring for Holocaust survivors.”
“We are excited that, with our newest partnership with Kavod SHEF, and additional support from our community partner, the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, we will now have the capacity to help even more Holocaust survivors with emergency financial assistance and other short-term unanticipated needs.”
Visit kavodensuringdignity.com/kavod-shef-initiative/ for more information on this initiative, or contact the local organizations.
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