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June 01, 2021

Cherie Aviv Continues to Bring Cheer to Holocaust Survivors Throughout the Pandemic

Cherie Aviv Continues to Bring Cheer to Holocaust Survivors Throughout the Pandemic

“I love this mask. It is the only one that fits me,” said a Holocaust survivor who received a cute mask with an apple pattern for the Rosh Hashanah holiday. A survivor’s granddaughter shared, “My grandmother adored the napkins picturing the Seder… Read More

November 03, 2020

Claims Conference Reparations Update

Claims Conference Reparations Update

The Claims Conference recently announced the results of their negotiations with the German Government. The results of the negotiations will benefit many survivors. Read More

October 30, 2020

Survivor Spotlight: Yakov Ayzengart’s Toothpick Structures

Survivor Spotlight: Yakov Ayzengart’s Toothpick Structures

In 1991, Yakov Ayzengart moved from Moldova, Soviet Union to Atlanta, GA. During this move, he brought along his most cherished things; chief among them were his skills as a mechanical engineer. Mr. Ayzengart’s design capabilities have driven his… Read More

October 12, 2020

Sweet Music for the Soul

Sweet Music for the Soul

On Sunday, September 13, volunteer musicians visited eleven Holocaust Survivors at four different homes to bring isolated seniors the joy of music. A 4th grader at Epstein School also made sure the Survivors heard the sound of the Shofar on the… Read More

September 03, 2020

Pop-up Concerts Delight Isolated Seniors

Pop-up Concerts Delight Isolated Seniors

August 19, 2020 - AJTBob Bahr wrote how one pop-up concert honored an immigrant's anniversary. Read More

July 16, 2020

Kosher Food Pantry Delivers Food & Smiles to Older Adults

Kosher Food Pantry Delivers Food & Smiles to Older Adults

Thanks to a partnership with The Epstein School cafeteria, JF&CS is able to deliver free prepared meals to Holocaust Survivors and low-income house-bound older adults, many of whom worried and wondered where they would find their next meal. Read More

April 20, 2020

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: COVID-19 Stress Tests Holocaust Survivors

JF&CS IN THE NEWS: COVID-19 Stress Tests Holocaust Survivors

JF&CS of Atlanta was recently featured in the Atlanta Jewish Times for it's COVID-19 response to the needs of Holocaust survivors. Read More