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.


Virtual Café Europa Chanukah Party!

 

Virtual Café Europa Chanukah Party!

Celebrate Chanukah with us at a virtual event featuring festive music by Tanya Melamed and Alex Koffman! Songs will be performed in Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino, French, Polish, English and Russian.

The event will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2–3 pm.

Please use the following link to access the event via Zoom: https://uniper-care.zoom.us/j/9126252518?pwd=NklDcWQ4NEhmclJoSVBvQkkzVnI3UT09

If you’re unable to join us over Zoom, you could access the event over the phone:
1.    Dial the following teleconferencing number: 1.312.626.6799
2.    After dialing in, enter the meeting ID number when prompted using your dialpad: 912 625 2518

* Holocaust Community Services is unable to provide technical support for this event. We encourage you to safely seek help from family members, friends, or caregivers.

Виртуальное Кафе Европа на Празднование Хануки!

 

Виртуальное Кафе Европа на Празднование Хануки! 2020

Присоединяйтесь к виртуальному празднованию Хануки с музыкой от Тани Меламед и Алекса Коффмана! Песни будут исполняться на Идише, Иврите, Ладино, Французском, Польском, Английском и Русском языках.

Данное мероприятие будет проходить на онлайн платформе Zoom в Среду, 16-го декабря 2020 года с 14:00 до 15:00.

Пожалуйста пройдите по следующей ссылке, чтобы получить доступ к мероприятию по Zoom: https://uniper-care.zoom.us/j/9126252518?pwd=NklDcWQ4NEhmclJoSVBvQkkzVnI3UT09

Если у Вас нет возможности присоединиться к нам с помощью Zoom, Вы можете также присоединиться к нам по телефону:

1.    Наберите номер телеконференции: 1.312.626.6799
2.    После набора номера телеконференции введите номер встречи после подсказки
3.    Номер встречи данного мероприятия 912 625 2518

* Holocaust Community Services не имеет возможности предоставить техническую поддержку для данного мероприятия. Мы просим Вас обратиться за помощью к членам семьи, друзьям или помощникам.

Associate Board members and co-chairs for the event:
Aaron Greenberg, Zach Goldstein, Rebecca Kanter, and Sam Teper  

 

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
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
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

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
-
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
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
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

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