Holocaust Survivor Program


In partnership with Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Jewish Federation of Orange County is deeply committed to ensuring that Holocaust survivors are able to age with dignity—often making the difference in whether they can remain in their own homes at this vulnerable time of their lives.


For information on care and support programs for Holocaust survivors, Click Here

Our Committment to Care


The Generosity of Donors - Jewish Federation of Orange County raises critical funds needed to provide care to local Holocaust survivors. Through the generosity of donors in our community, Holocaust survivors receive financial assistance and in-home care which enable them to live safely and independently in their homes, maintain their cherished social networks, and age with dignity. Financial assistance helps Holocaust survivors put food on the table, keep the lights and heat/air conditioning on, and purchase critical items like medication, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and medical alerts. In-home services include personal and nursing care, chore and errand assistance, transportation and housekeeping.  


Make a donation today to help us continue to provide exceptional care for our cherished survivors. Questions? Contact Stephanie Epstein, Senior Director of Philanthropy, at Philanthropy@JFFS.org


The Support of Volunteers  Volunteers help to ensure the health and wellbeing of isolated Holocaust survivors by developing caring, supportive relationships and helping them stay connected to community. As an agency that works with vulnerable populations, during COVID there are modified volunteer opportunities to meet public health recommendations and practices.  Contact Here for volunteer opportunity information.


Founded in 1951 by representatives of 23 major international Jewish organizations, the Claims Conference is a nonprofit organization that secures material compensation for Holocaust survivors around the world.


Holocaust and Remembrance: Jewish Federation’s Impact

As the needs of aging Holocaust survivors increase, Jewish Federation of Orange County provides critical funding to ensure that local Holocaust survivors receive the care they deserve. At the same time, amid rising antisemitism and declining awareness of the Holocaust, we fund meaningful programs that support Holocaust education.  


Our Commitment to Holaust Education


Americans and the Holocaust 
UC Irvine, February 2 - March 9

JFOC’s Rose Project has partnered with UCI, the office of U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association to bring this important travelling exhibition to Orange County. Americans and the Holocaust examines the factors that shaped America’s response to Nazism and the Holocaust and asks why rescuing Jews did not become a priority. Click here for Exhibit Information


Survival and Liberation
Thursday,  February 10 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m

Please join us for this virtual program co-sponsored by UCI and JFOC. The program will feature a presentation by a local Holocaust survivor. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


Inaugural Holocaust Survivors Art Collective

The event, held on Monday, Novermber 4, 2019 at Laguna Woods, was designed to feature local talent and celebrate life beyond trauma. The collective as a whole totals 40 artists, all sharing a common history of escaping Adolf Hitler’s mass extinction plan that led to the extermination of six million Jews and led the world into war.
“It was most important to celebrate the people they have become. To emphasize that they are not defined by their trauma, but that they have lived an active and productive life beyond their trauma.” Cally Klein, Director - Holocaust Surivivor Program, Jewish Family Services San Diego
The event was sponsored by Jewish Federation & Family Services as part of our
Aging With Dignity Campaign 

Holocaust survivor Susan Schiff Faludi, photographer; photo by Bill Alkofer for the Orange County Register

Holocaust survivor Jacob Eisenbach, author; photo by Bill Alkofer for the Orange County Register

Holocaust survivor Edward Hoffman, jewelry maker; photo by Bill Alkofer for the Orange County Register

Photo by Susan Schiff Faludi; photo courtesy of the artist

“Where You Go, I Go” , written about the struggles during the Holocaust by Jacob Eisenbach and his brother Sam.

Jewelry designed by Edward Hoffman, photo courtesy of the artist