Holocaust Community Services

ELLEN V. AND PHILIP L. GLASS HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATIVE SERIES Kristallnacht Commemoration

On the evening of November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a horrific assault of devastating pogroms that marked the beginning of the Holocaust and would eventually become known as Kristallnacht – the “Night of Broken Glass.

Join us as we commemorate the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht with a program of remembrance and reflection. This powerful intergenerational commemoration will be led by Ralph Rehbock, Kristallnacht Survivor and Museum Vice President, Board of Directors; and Carly Rehbock, 3rd-Generation and Museum Young Professional Committee Member; with a keynote presentation by Ambassador Michaela Küchler, Special Representative for Relations with Jewish Organizations, Issues Relating to Antisemitism, International Sinti and Roma Affairs, and Holocaust Remembrance, and President Emeritus of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

The commemoration will also include remarks by Consul General of Israel to the Midwest Yinam Cohen, German Consulate General to Chicago Wolfgang Moessinger, a candle-lighting ceremony featuring Survivors and descendants of Survivors, as well as memorial prayers and song chanted by Cantor David Berger, KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation and Scholar in Residence, The American Conference of Cantors.

***Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be encouraged at the on-site program.***

Registration required: https://ihm.ec/kristallnacht2021

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to access the program.

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.

Community Partners: CJE SeniorLife Holocaust Community Services; German Consulate General in Chicago; Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest; Evelyn R. Greene AJC Chicago Regional Office; Goethe-Institut Chicago; Sheérit HaPleitah of Metropolitan ChicagoIllinois


Since 1999, Holocaust Community Services (HCS), a collaborative effort of Jewish Child and Family Services (JCFS), CJE SeniorLife and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, in partnership with HIAS Chicago, has helped ensure that the Chicago Holocaust survivor community and their families can continue to live independently and with dignity.

HCS serves survivors ranging in age from 75-105, average 85. Over 90% of survivors served by HCS are from the former Soviet Union. For survivors, the consequences of advanced aging are compounded by the physical and emotional horrors they endured during the war. As aging and frailty take their toll, the number of Holocaust survivors turning to community agencies has steadily increased.

HCS quintupled in clients served in past 6 years, now serving more than 1,900 survivors with monthly financial assistance, and over 2,000 in total with other programming, referrals, and socialization opportunities. Beyond conducting comprehensive assessments to determine need for financial assistance for food, medication, and homecare, HCS also facilitates support for one-time emergency needs, transportation, support groups, wellness classes, events, and restitution and reparations assistance. In addition, training for professionals who work with survivors and their families is provided to professionals and community members to provide awareness and advocacy around the growing needs of aging survivors.

HCS is supported by social welfare grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Inc., KAVOD SHEF, and other generous foundations and donors. Approximately 75% of the total funding is allocated across social service organizations serving Jewish Holocaust survivors in 47 countries, providing for in-home caregiving, hunger, medical care, and transportation.

 

For more information on Holocaust Community Services at CJE, please call 773.508.1004.

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Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups
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Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups

A second virtual Chicago-based conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Led by Kseniia Asefa, LPC and Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC. First Tuesday of the month.

Registration required: 773.508.1144 or 773.508.1149

Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups

Bernard Horwich Building-Virtual Zoom Meeting
3003 West Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups
Kseniia Asefa, LPC and Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC
HCS Groups
Support Groups
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HCS Groups
Support Groups

This group is currently full and closed to new members.

Virtual Group led by Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC and Maya Gumirov , LPC, NCC.
 
Support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

 For more information: 773.508.1149 or 224.625.2708

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Bernard Horwich Building-Virtual Zoom Meeting
3003 West Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
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HCS Groups
Support Groups

A virtual support group for family caregivers of Holocaust survivors.

Led by Yonit Hoffman, PhD and Anna Dominov, LSW, Holocaust Community Services  1st Wednesday of every month.

Call to confirm dates: 773.508.1004

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Holocaust Community Services
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
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HCS Groups
Support Groups

Skokie virtual support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Led by Maya Gumirov, LPC, NCC. Every other Monday

Registration required: 773.508.1016 or 773.508.1097

 

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie , IL 60077
United States

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HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
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HCS Groups

ELLEN V. AND PHILIP L. GLASS HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATIVE SERIES: Kristallnacht Commemoration

On the evening of November 9, 1938, the Nazis unleashed a horrific assault of devastating pogroms that marked the beginning of the Holocaust and would eventually become known as Kristallnacht – the “Night of Broken Glass.

HCS Groups

Illinois Holocaust Museum | Virtual Program
9603 Woods Dr, Skokie, IL 60077
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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HCS Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
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HCS Groups
Support Groups

This group is currently full and closed to new members.

Virtual Group led by Maya Gumirov, L.P.C., N.C.C., Holocaust Community Services and Irina Polishchuk, Resource Specialist, Russian Programs.
 
Support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

For more information:  773.508.1004 or 773.428.3058

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Holocaust Community Services
Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center
199 North First Street
Wheeling, IL 60090
United States

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HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
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HCS Groups
Support Groups

Skokie virtual support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Led by Maya Gumirov, LPC, NCC. Every other Monday

Registration required: 773.508.1016 or 773.508.1097

 

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie , IL 60077
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

This group is currently full and closed to new members.

Virtual Group led by Maya Gumirov, L.P.C., N.C.C., Holocaust Community Services and Irina Polishchuk, Resource Specialist, Russian Programs.
 
Support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

For more information:  773.508.1004 or 773.428.3058

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Holocaust Community Services
Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center
199 North First Street
Wheeling, IL 60090
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

A virtual support group for family caregivers of Holocaust survivors.

Led by Yonit Hoffman, PhD and Anna Dominov, LSW, Holocaust Community Services  1st Wednesday of every month.

Call to confirm dates: 773.508.1004

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Holocaust Community Services
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

Skokie virtual support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Led by Maya Gumirov, LPC, NCC. Every other Monday

Registration required: 773.508.1016 or 773.508.1097

 

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie , IL 60077
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups
-
Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups

A second virtual Chicago-based conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Led by Kseniia Asefa, LPC and Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC. First Tuesday of the month.

Registration required: 773.508.1144 or 773.508.1149

Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups

Bernard Horwich Building-Virtual Zoom Meeting
3003 West Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups
Kseniia Asefa, LPC and Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

This group is currently full and closed to new members.

Virtual Group led by Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC and Maya Gumirov , LPC, NCC.
 
Support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

 For more information: 773.508.1149 or 224.625.2708

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Bernard Horwich Building-Virtual Zoom Meeting
3003 West Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

This group is currently full and closed to new members.

Virtual Group led by Maya Gumirov, L.P.C., N.C.C., Holocaust Community Services and Irina Polishchuk, Resource Specialist, Russian Programs.
 
Support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

For more information:  773.508.1004 or 773.428.3058

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Holocaust Community Services
Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center
199 North First Street
Wheeling, IL 60090
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

Skokie virtual support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Led by Maya Gumirov, LPC, NCC. Every other Monday

Registration required: 773.508.1016 or 773.508.1097

 

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie , IL 60077
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

Skokie virtual support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Led by Maya Gumirov, LPC, NCC. Every other Monday

Registration required: 773.508.1016 or 773.508.1097

 

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie , IL 60077
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups
-
Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups

A second virtual Chicago-based conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Led by Kseniia Asefa, LPC and Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC. First Tuesday of the month.

Registration required: 773.508.1144 or 773.508.1149

Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups

Bernard Horwich Building-Virtual Zoom Meeting
3003 West Touhy
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
Cyber Club & Virtual Activities
HCS Groups
Kseniia Asefa, LPC and Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

A virtual support group for family caregivers of Holocaust survivors.

Led by Yonit Hoffman, PhD and Anna Dominov, LSW, Holocaust Community Services  1st Wednesday of every month.

Call to confirm dates: 773.508.1004

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Holocaust Community Services
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

This group is currently full and closed to new members.

Virtual Group led by Maya Gumirov, L.P.C., N.C.C., Holocaust Community Services and Irina Polishchuk, Resource Specialist, Russian Programs.
 
Support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

For more information:  773.508.1004 or 773.428.3058

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Holocaust Community Services
Wheeling Pavilion Senior Center
199 North First Street
Wheeling, IL 60090
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups
HCS Groups
Support Groups
-
HCS Groups
Support Groups

Skokie virtual support group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Led by Maya Gumirov, LPC, NCC. Every other Monday

Registration required: 773.508.1016 or 773.508.1097

 

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
9603 Woods Drive
Skokie , IL 60077
United States

Map It
HCS Groups
Support Groups