Holocaust Survivor Services

Aviv Older Adult Services

Holocaust Survivor Services

Holocaust Survivor Services

Aviv Older Adult Services offers a host of services and social events for Holocaust Survivors and their families. We offer everything from social programs like Café Europa, counseling, and One Good Deed to help the emotional and social needs of our Survivors, to more practical needs such as case management, reparations assistance, and in-home services.

JF&CS serves as a leading support service for Holocaust Survivors both locally in Georgia, and for the SouthEast Region including, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and sections of Florida and Texas.

How We Help

Café Europa

Before Covid-19, these gatherings at Congregation Beth Jacob were held on the last Monday of each month and include a catered lunch, entertainment and great company. We hope to return to in-person gatherings very soon. We are currently offering virtual Cafe Europa events with lunch delivery.

Case Management

Specially trained case managers provide in-home visits to assess needs and help clients access services such as transportation and homecare.

Essential In-Home Services

Through grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and the Holocaust Survivor Support Fund (HSSF), eligible Holocaust survivors in Georgia may qualify for essential services such as homecare, house cleaning, home-delivered meals, transportation, medical equipment, and adult day care. The fund also provides assistance in paying for prescriptions, medical and dental care. Emergency financial assistance is also available to eligible Holocaust survivors.

Homecare Assistance for Holocaust Survivors in the Southeast

Through funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, eligible Holocaust survivors in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, may qualify for homecare assistance.

One Good Deed

This friendly visitor program matches volunteers with an older adults living independently, but who could benefit from some friendly companionship and support. Volunteers help their care recipient with running errands, shopping, cooking a meal, organizing bills or simply enjoying an afternoon out.

Reparations Assistance

Our staff is available to answer any questions regarding reparations or to help fill out reparations applications.

Supportive Counseling

Licensed clinical social workers provide supportive counseling services to Holocaust survivors in their own homes, or via TeleHealth. These services are generally Medicare reimbursable.

Leon's Story

Holocaust Survivor Leon Asner came to America at the age of 21, where he served as a "Tailor to the Stars," preparing garments for some of Hollywood's brightest stars like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley. After moving to Atlanta and beating both open heart surgery and cancer, Leon was faced with mounting medical bills, the risk of losing his home, and nowhere else to turn. JF&CS stepped in.

Sadly, Leon passed in 2020. May his memory forever be a blessing.

To learn more about these services, please email Amy Neuman at or call 770.677.9382.

Now Offering Music and Memory Support for Survivors

Pop-Up Concerts

Holocaust Survivor Services sends volunteer musicians to Survivors' front yards. These musicians bring joy to the Survivors they play for through a shared love of music.

Holocaust Survivor Services Are Funded By:

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
URO Charitable Trust Limited
Kavod SHEF
Holocaust Survivor Support Fund (HSSF) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Jewish Federations of North America