On January 4, several Holocaust survivors and their caregivers joined the Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey’s volunteers and staff for the year’s first Café Europa program. It was held in the Mitzi & Warren Eisenberg Multi-Purpose Center at the JFSCNJ Halpern Building in Elizabeth and included lunch and entertainment by Flip P. Other survivors joined the program from their homes by livestream. Funds from the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ allows JFS to use technology for the hybrid program for the survivors in the community.
Program helpers from the JFS included social worker Nathan Budashewitz; Russian-speaking social worker Greg Yucht; the director of Holocaust services, Debbie Rosenwein; nurse Renee Unterman, and volunteer Janet Jacobs.
Grant funders include the Wilf Family Foundations and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
For information on the services JFSCNJ provides to Holocaust survivors, email Debbie Rosenwein at firstname.lastname@example.org or Greg Yucht at email@example.com, or call (908) 352-8375. Email Danielle McLeer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 352-8375, ext. 238, to learn about volunteer opportunities at JFS of Central NJ.