A Personal Look at How Your Donation to the Annual Tzedakah Campaign Impacts the Lives of Local Community Members and Those Around the World.
Oszkár, age 94, is one of the approximately 4,000 Nazi victims receiving life-saving assistance from Federation partner the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)’s Hungarian office. He depends on critical medical care and home supplies, while other Hungarian Holocaust survivors receive food packages, home care, medicines, visits from social workers, and more.
Direct service is just one part of JDC’s mission to assist Holocaust survivors in Hungary.
At the JCC in Budapest, the Shalom Club offers them the chance to come together for educational and social programs that also help beat isolation, like film screenings, city tours and exercise. About 20-30 survivors participate in the monthly Eotvos social club, with many also serving as community volunteers.
It’s a holistic approach—one that reminds Holocaust survivors they have a whole Jewish community working hard to care for their needs.
“JDC makes me feel like I’m not alone,” Oszkár says.
Support services to Holocaust survivors by DONATING NOW to the 2016 Annual Tzedakah Campaign.