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Holocaust Survivors & 2nd -3rd Generation Groups

Helping survivors and their families deal with the past and cope with the present

Sensitive to the particular issues of Holocaust survivors, their children and grandchildren, WJCS offers groups that meet regularly under the guidance of a skilled professional to help people share memories, sort out events of the past, find inner peace and deal with the reactivation of old fears created by current events.

The Second Generation Group deals with issues centered around separation and over-protectiveness. Recent efforts have been focused on reaching the Third Generation and responding to issues of aging, debilitating health and retirement of survivors. Large county-wide meetings and presentations at high schools provide community education.

Holocaust Survivors Support Groups
Meet monthly on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 PM

Second Generation Survivors - three groups (each meeting one Tuesday night per month), 7:00PM - Hartsdale office.

WJCS also serves survivors at the Esplanade Senior Residence under a grant from the Blue Card.

Contact: Halina Rosenkranz, Counselor, Holocaust Survivor Program
Phone: 914-949-7699 ext. 541   


With funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc.*, WJCS offers Holocaust survivors a subsidy for home health care.  Services can include personal care, light housekeeping, shopping and cooking. In order to qualify, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a Holocaust survivor living in Westchester County.
  • Have an income that does not exceed 200% of the 2008 Federal Poverty Income guidelines.
  • Obtain a recommendation from a doctor or nurse for home health services.
    Contact Debbie Schrag, coordinator, cash relief funds
    Phone:  914-761-0600 ext. 232  E-mail