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Emergency Assistance

Emergency support for Jews in need

Through UJA-Federation and private philanthropic funds, WJCS assists members of the Jewish community who struggle to meet basic needs.    

EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE GRANTS are available for young and old Jewish people in need to cover unusual expenses and to help maintain quality of life. Funds are provided through
UJA-Federation of New York. 
Contact: Debbie Schrag
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext 232 E-mail:  dschrag@wjcs.com

EMERGENCY CASH ASSISTANCE FOR JEWISH CHILDREN, funded by the Nathan Moscow Fund of the Westchester Community Foundation.https://asoft8125.accrisoft.com/wjcs/clientuploads/wcf-button-11.jpg

NY TIMES NEEDIEST CASES FUND
WJCS participates in the yearly NY Times Neediest Cases Campaign in the Fall as part of the
UJA-Federation of New York network.  As a result, emergency funding is available for direct service to people in crisis.   Applications required.
Contact: Debbie Schrag
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 232 E-mail:  dschrag@wjcs.com

HOME CARE SUPPORT FOR JEWISH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
WJCS receives funds from the Conference on Material Claims against Germany to provide home care assistance to needy Holocaust Survivors.
Contact: Valerie Rissman
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 344  E-mail:  vrissman@wjcs.com 

PASSOVER ASSISTANCE in the form of special foods and cash enable Jewish individuals to observe the Passover holiday.
Contact: Bernie Kimberg
Phone:  914-761-0600 ext 213  E-mail:  bkimberg@wjcs.com

For further information about Emergency Cash Relief programs
Contact: Jeff Apotheker, Director, Quality Assurance
Phone: 914-761-0600 ext 216   E-mail:  japotheker@wjcs.com