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.
This scholarship recognizes exceptional young women between the ages of 16 and 19 who possess a strong Jewish identity and nurture the Jewish values embodied by Ruth Kroll.
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.
Coming to terms with addiction is difficult enough - and compounded for those in a community that sees itself as culturally immune to it. Federation supports family service partners offering culturally-sensitive programs for those who are wrestling with addiction.
Helping Holocaust survivors live in safety and dignity is of paramount importance to the Jewish community. Along with local partners and the Claims Conference, 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.
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 grants provide financial aid for young people through age 21 to attend summer camp in a welcoming Jewish setting tailored to their needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federation's Shop and Drop Delivery Program, conceived to fill an unmet need during the Coronavirus - COVID-19 pandemic, connects people of all ages who are immunocompromised with volunteers for delivery of grocery and pharmacy items.