Help for Individuals and Families 

The Jewish Federation supports, promotes, and provides programs and services to help fill the gaps for the Jewish community's most vulnerable members, including the elderly, Holocaust survivors, youth-at-risk, families experiencing mental health crises, and more. If you are in need, please refer to the following resources or call us at 732-588-1800. 

 

Hebrew Free Loans

Interest-free loans assist Jewish residents of Monmouth and Greater Middlesex Counties facing such needs from job loss, home repairs, and medical bills to business expenses. And now Building Jewish Families loans help defray the high costs of fertility treatment, adoption, and surrogacy. 

Kosher Meals On Wheels

Kosher Meals on Wheels provide nutritional sustenance for those age 60+ who are unable to afford, shop for, or prepare balanced meals at home. A friendly visit from a volunteer who delivers the meals can provide the emotional sustenance meal recipients crave as well.  

 

Aid for Holocaust Survivors

Helping Holocaust survivors live in safety and dignity is of paramount importance to the Jewish community. Along with local partners and the Claims Conference, the Jewish Federation works so that survivors receive in-home aid to assist with essentials of daily living, such as dressing, bathing, meal prep, and more.

Emergency Aid in Middlesex

In extreme cases of financial crisis, residents of Middlesex County may qualify for emergency aid from The Jewish Social Service Committee of New Brunswick and Highland Park (JSS). For more than 100 years, JSS has been an all-volunteer organization giving immediate short term financial aid to the most extremely needy Jewish people in Middlesex County. 

 

Need-Based Camp Scholarships

When needy families struggle to afford safe childcare when school is out, Jewish summer camp provides a supportive and joyful community for kids. Need-based camp grants enable more young people to make happy Jewish memories and friendships to last a lifetime. 

Special Needs Camp Scholarships

Special needs camp grants provide financial aid for young people through age 21 to attend summer camp in a welcoming Jewish setting tailored to their needs. 

 

Incentive Grants for Jewish Camp

Immersive Jewish experiences strengthen Jewish identity and involvement later in life. Getting kids to experience Israel and Jewish camp at an early age is an investment in our future.

Teen Travel To Israel

Getting teens to experience Israel at an early age is an investment in our future. $1,000 needs-blind grants enable 9th-12th graders to travel to Israel on organized trips.