The Survivor Initiative

A team for Jewish Communal Fund

  • $13,323
  • 128
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$13,323 raised of $10,000
($11,641 online, $1,682 offline)

A volunteer-led national effort that that raises awareness and funds for Holocaust survivors living in poverty.


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Rachel Gerrol

The Survivor Initiative - Rachel's Hanukkah Wish

$2,314 24


Yael Eisenstat

The Survivor Initiative

$2,178 19


Maxwell Lipnick

The Survivor Initiative

$2,161 1


Rebecca Kastan

The Survivor Initiative

$1,458 11


Zachary Lainer

The Survivor Initiative

$1,336 20


Deena Feinstein

The Survivor Initiative

$1,258 5


Jamie Turkell

The Survivor Initiative

$631 12


Ariela Alpert

Ariela Alpert

$526 8


Ariella Brodecki

The Survivor Initiative

$466 6


Survivor Initiative

The Survivor Initiative - 2013 Campaign

$416 8


Mark Weingram

The Survivor Initiative

$404 4


AJ Lynn

The Survivor Initiative

$317 7


Ilana Knobel

The Survivor Initiative

$144 4


Blakeley Kabinoff

The Survivor Initiative

$86 4

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Please join me in support of THE SURVIVOR INITIATIVE, a volunteer-led national effort that I am on the Founding Committee of that raises awareness and funds for Holocaust survivors living in poverty.

I was shocked to learn about the large number of Holocaust survivors living at or below the poverty line in the US today, including over 200 in the Washington DC area. These survivors get by from month to month on meager assistance that does not fully cover the cost of food, rent, heat, doctor visits and medications.

As survivors age, funding has decreased as needs have intensified. Historically, support for survivor services has been funded by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, by local Jewish federations and private donors. Recently, a reduction in funding from traditional sources combined with a substantial increase in survivors needing more intensive services has placed these survivor assistance programs in jeopardy.

Through a designated fund at the Jewish Communal Fund, The Survivor Initiative makes grants across the country to strengthen the capacity of local agencies that care for poor, frail, and vulnerable Holocaust survivors with complex bio-psycho-social needs. In Washington, DC, our funds support the work of the Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) and its 20-year old Holocaust Survivor Program.

Please help us continue to provide this critical support to Holocaust survivors so that they may live their lives with the comfort and dignity they deserve.

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Ariela Alpert Ariela Alpert