Holocaust Community Services

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.

The average age of a survivor is 74-105, average 85. About 96% of survivors served by HCS are from the Former Soviet Union. 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 intensified.

HCS quintupled in clients served in past 5 years and now serves more then 1,600 survivors with monthly assistance, nearly 2,000 in total with other programming, referrals, socialization. About half that number receives ongoing financial help with food, medication, home care or emergency needs. HCS case managers also facilitate in-home support, including personal care and housekeeping services, kosher food delivery, and transportation services. In addition, training for professionals who work with survivors and their families is provided to address the growing needs of aging survivors.

HCS is supported by social welfare grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., and other generous foundations and donors. Approximately 75% of the total funding is from the Claims Conference, which recently increased its worldwide allocations by 21 percent for 2015, for a total of $365 million for 2015. Though a small portion of this additional funding will be allocated to local agencies, it will be spread across social service organizations serving Jewish Holocaust survivors in 47 countries to provide home care, hunger relief, medical care and transportation.

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


Wednesday, September 30, 2020 • 5–6:15 pm

ONLINE/VIRTUAL EVENT

On the 79th Anniversary of the Babiy Yar Massacre.

Please join us for a program featuring a keynote address by Father Patrick DesBois, founder of Yahad-In Unum, who has dedicated his life’s work to uncovering stories of the “Holocaust by Bullets” and sites of mass killings in the former Soviet Union, including the infamous Babiy Yar. The program will include Holocaust Community Services, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, community members, and local teens commemorating Holocaust victims and honoring our survivors.

Click on thumbnails below to download flyer:

Never Heard Never Forget
In English
  
Never Heard Never Forget
На Русском

Please register at the following link https://bit.ly/3bcQwM5

After you register, you will be emailed a personalized link to access the event.

The program will be conducted in English only.


The Program receives financing from the Claims Conference (The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany) and also for the Emergency Assistance Program for Nazi Victims at the direction of the United States District Court supervising the lawsuit In Re: Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks)

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Social services for Jewish Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

 


 

 

Date Event Location Contact
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
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HCS Groups
HCS Groups

Holocaust Community Services-Virtual Programs
ONLINE/VIRTUAL EVENT
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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HCS Groups
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
-
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

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

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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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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