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KAVOD SHEF Initiative


Recent studies indicate that 80,000 Holocaust Survivors are living today in the United States—and more than 30,000 are living at or near poverty. The income of these survivors does not allow them to afford what is needed in order to live a dignified life. Many are choosing between heat or food, medicine or rent. Others have dire living conditions because they cannot invest what is needed in order to repair their homes.

The KAVOD SHEF initiative in partnership with Seed the Dream Foundation focuses on regions/cities in the USA where in aggregate many Survivors live—but outside of the regions/cities that house the largest Survivor communities, where other resources are currently being focused at this time. SHEF recognizes that helping any Survivor regardless of where he or she lives, or we live, remains essential.

SHEF exponentially multiplies the philanthropic dollars (and vital services) directly reaching Survivors. 100% of KAVOD SHEF funds raised over the next two years will serve as a secondary resource in this critical space and go directly toward Survivor services.

New National SHEF Match OverviewOur goal is to raise $900k at the national level and an additional $900k at the local level each year. This will bring a total $3.6million additional dollars into this space over two years—providing increased access to Emergency Services in 12 designated regions (catchment areas) across the United States.

All funds will be directed toward Emergency Services and allocated through KAVOD, specifically to address the following urgent and critical needs: Dental, Vision, Medical,Emergency Home Services (Utilities, Home Repair, and Rent support), and Food.

KAVOD SHEF funds will be utilized quickly as a secondary resource, with few restrictions, to address unmet emergency needs of Survivors in 12 communities within the following regions of the United States:

New England 

Please stay tuned for more information soon.  For questions, please contact Amy Israel Pregulman at amy.kavod@gmail.com .

To Donate to KAVOD SHEF:

You can help raise funds for Holocaust Survivors and have your dollars double in impact on our Go Fund Me Page or by check.  
Go Fund Me – Visit our Go Fund Me page where you can read more and donate directly to KAVOD SHEF.


Or Donate By Check – Please send checks made out to KAVOD (indicate KAVOD SHEF & your region in the memo) and mail to: 

Attn: Amy Israel Pregulman
1779 Kirby Pkwy
Memphis, Tn 38138

*To support all regions through KAVOD SHEF, please indicate “National Match”.  To support a specific survivor community, please write the region from the above list.

**All gifts to KAVOD SHEF are tax deductible.