The People We Help

Healing Heartbreak Beyond the Headlines


No one is immune from the threat of sexual abuse. A Jewish Federation targeted overseas grant to Tahel Crisis Center in Israel has helped some of the most vulnerable adults and children from under-served communities take the action needed to stop or escape abuse and heal themselves and…

Single Mom Got Her Life on Track with Help from Jewish Family Services

Melissa* came to the JFS Women’s Center for help getting her life on track. She joined the JFS Women’s Center support group to learn what other women were doing to redefine themselves after losing a partner. The group helped Melissa find the strength and confidence she lost after years…

Synagogue and Federation Leader Says We Need Each Other

Marcia Schwartz, a Federation leader and member of Congregation B'nai Tikvah, North Brunswick, addressed congregants of her synagogue during this year's high holidays. She described ways the Federation and B’nai Tikvah have been working together to make a positive impact in the Jewish…

Holocaust Survivors, Ida and Marcus, are No Longer Homebound


These elderly Holocaust survivors were confined to their home until a Jewish Federation's partner helped them access the resource they needed to regain mobility.

Helping Holocaust Survivors Age with Dignity in their Own Homes


This Holocaust survivor would sleep in the same clothes for days until Jewish Family Services got him the help he needed.