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Holocaust Survivor Services

As Long as We’re Here, You’re Not Alone

In addition to the stresses of the normal aging process, Holocaust survivors and their families face unique challenges as past vulnerabilities may emerge that require understanding and a compassionate response.

Providing Emotional and Financial Support

JFS is committed to offering support to Holocaust survivors and their families in order to help them achieve and maintain the best possible quality of life. Subsidized assistance is made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference).

Services for Holocaust Survivors

  • Counseling
  • Outreach and Case Management
  • Referrals to Homemaker Services
  • Information, Referral, and Advocacy
  • Referrals to Medical Transportation
  • Assistance with Reparations and Claim Forms
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Financial Relief

Café Europa Social Program

Café Europa is an informal relaxed group where survivors can engage in conversation, participate in social and educational activities, and develop supportive relationships. It also provides a venue for JFS to identify survivors whose needs might otherwise go unnoticed and who may be eligible for other services.

Programming for the meetings have included guest lecturers, authors, musical performances, and trips. Each meeting includes a nutritious kosher lunch. Café Europa is staffed by the Clinical Coordinator of Older Adult Services, a senior clinical social worker, and administrative staff.

Meeting Times & Locations

Meetings are held bi-monthly at Oheb Shalom Congregation from 11 AM to 2 PM (unless otherwise noted). Transportation to and from Café Europa may be available.


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Oheb Shalom Congregation
170 Scotland Road, South Orange, NJ 07079
(973) 762-7067

  • Please check the Calendar for the most current information on Café Europa programs.
  • Lore Ross Cafe Europa is offered at no charge to participants, but advance registration is required. To register, call 973-765-9050.

Café Europa Tribute Cards

Honor, remember or recognize the ones you love and appreciate with a Cafe Europa tribute card. Find out more.

Lore Ross Tribute Card

Sponsors of the Program

Café Europa was established with generous funding from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and was supported with a bequest from the Estate of Lore Ross.  Today, Café Europa is supported in part with generous funding from the Curt C. and Else Silberman Foundation, the JFS Ellin Cohen Memorial Fund and the Jennie (Blinderman), Morris and Harry Slipock Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest. Café Europa is also supported with generous grant funding from the Wilf Family Foundation and the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference).

Support for the Second Generation

Second Generation: Children of Holocaust Survivors is a support group for adult children, designed to help members with the feelings, experiences, and concerns unique to those who have grown up in a family of Holocaust survivors.

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