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Caring for Holocaust Survivors

We are keeping our promise to never forget and never abandon.

Our support provides Holocaust survivors with counseling, home-based care to avoid institutionalization, and social programs that brighten their days.

The Facts:

  • 225,000 Holocaust survivors live in Israel, 22% are poor.
  • 45,000 Holocaust survivors live in the New York area, approximately 40% in poverty.
  • As survivors age, they require more care as the trials of their younger years show dire effects with age.
  • The cost of caring for Holocaust survivors won’t abate until 2025.

Our Impact:

  • 16,463 Holocaust survivors in New York and Israel receive emergency cash assistance, counseling, legal services, and other vital help through UJA’s Community Initiative for Holocaust Survivors.
  • $5.5 million was dedicated by UJA to meet the needs of the last generation of Holocaust survivors.
  • An additional $3.2 million was secured — thanks to our lobbying efforts — to help New York’s neediest Holocaust survivors with case management, cash assistance, socialization, and more. 

With thanks to our network of nonprofits.

As Holocaust survivors age, the need for these services is greater than ever.

We need your support now. Give today.


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