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“The Custodian of the Song in His Heart”

November 17, 2014

Ted Karadenes is 67 and shares a one-bedroom apartment with two other men, subsisting on catering work and federal benefits. This year, Mr. Karadenes turned to Selfhelp Community Services, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York and one of the … Read more

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“A Final Tribute for a Daughter Who Died From a Secret Illness ”

November 10, 2014

Mr. Gil has been unable to work as an engineer after suffering from a stroke. Nonetheless, he became an active volunteer at the Edith and Carl Marks Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York. Read more

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“A Resolve to Stay Young, Undimmed by Illness”

November 7, 2014

Irina Finkel of Brooklyn, who made films as a young woman in Ukraine, has been disabled by a brain tumor and was helped by The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York. Read more

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“Making the Rent ”

November 7, 2014

Through the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, Mr. and Mrs. Aleksander Ptselintsev received $1,000 from the Neediest Cases Fund to make their rent payment, which helped them stave off the threat of evictio… Read more

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“Trying to Control Nerves That Conjure Up Threats”

January 21, 2014

Since 2010, Khristina Olivo, who lives in Yonkers, has received mental health counseling from Westchester Jewish Community Services, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of the organizations supported by The New York Times Neediest Case… Read more

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“For an Immigrant, a New Home Brings Comfort but Also Isolation”

January 15, 2014

In 2013, after five years on a waiting list, Yefim Zadov was approved for an apartment in a new affordable-housing complex for the elderly owned by the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of seve… Read more

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“Dreaming a Dream for a Daughter Talented in Art”

January 10, 2014

Since she was 6 years old, a Brooklyn high school student has received treatment from a counselor at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of seven organizations supported by The New … Read more

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“When the Loss of a Job Feels Like the End of Life”

January 7, 2014

Gail Dubins turned to Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of seven agencies supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund. Met Council provided her with $1,151 to cover one month’s rent l… Read more

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“Lower East Side Students Have a Gift of Uniforms, and Better Focus”

January 3, 2014

The Education Alliance, a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation of New York, one of the seven agencies supported by The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, drew $4,500 from the fund to buy uniform shirts for 184 middle-school students in the program. Read more

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“College, Not Just for Himself, but for His Son”

December 31, 2013

Through the Educational Alliance, a beneficiary of UJA-Federation of New York, single father Giovanni Classen received $500 from the Neediest Cases Fund to buy winter coats for himself and his infant, as well as baby supplies. Read more