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What Is KAVOD?

 

In Hebrew, the word KAVOD means to honor or respect. It is the philosophy of Jewish Family Services (JFS) that there is no one more worthy of our honor or respect than the Holocaust Survivors who live among us.

 

Since launching the KAVOD initiative in 2016, JFS staff have identified and assisted over 100 Holocaust Survivors in our community!

 

Through focus groups, individual conversations, and surveys, JFS staff spent significant time simply learning about the population, identifying their needs and their hopes, and building trusting relationships. Much of the success going forward can be credited back to this process that allowed survivors to take part in the program-design, a process that promoted self-dignity and self-expression.

 

"I felt the loneliness very sharply, and this organization came to the rescue, KAVOD, which helps people who survived the war, who have irreparable wounds in their heart, who really need human connection, 
especially at this age."

 

Social Services Offered To Holocaust Survivors:

 

•  Case Management      •  Mental Health Support     •  Transportation     •  Legal Aid     •  Translation Services     
•  Homemaker Services     
•  Home Modifications     •  Emergency Support

Holocaust Survivor Story

 You can help sponsor a KAVOD program, like a home visit with a social worker, group outing to the art museum or symphony orchestra, medical transportation, weekly English classes, or creating a video testimonial

Support Survivors who live locally by purchasing Babushka's Kitchen

All proceeds benefit KAVOD. Contact Rachel at rkatz@jfgi.org for more information.