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.

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 from the Claims Conference, which supports 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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HCS Groups
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HCS Groups

Enjoy a kosher light lunch, intergenerational performances from Gan Shalom preschool and BZAEDS middle school, and festive music by a quartet from the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band in celebration of Chanukah!

Registration Required: by December 9 to hcs@cje.net or 773.508.1166.

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HCS Groups

Temple Sholom of Chicago
3480 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
United States

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

Led by Natalya Bouinyi and Era Friedman.

Join us to talk about music or sing, meet new friends, and have fun!

Virtual meeting
Registration required: 773.508.1329.

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
Natalya Bouinyi and Era Friedman
HCS Groups
Support Groups
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HCS Groups
Support Groups

Led by Leah Rosenberg & Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC

A virtual conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors to discuss the challenges of aging and wellness strategies.

Please call to confirm dates: 773.508.1149

 

HCS Groups
Support Groups

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

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Support Groups
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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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Support Groups
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Support Groups
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HCS Groups
Support Groups

Led by Kseniia Asefa, LPC and Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC

Chicago-based conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Call to confirm dates: 773.508.1144

Virtual Meeting.

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Bernard Horwich Building-Virtual Event
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
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

Led by Natalya Bouinyi and Era Friedman.

Join us to talk about music or sing, meet new friends, and have fun!

Virtual meeting
Registration required: 773.508.1329.

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
Natalya Bouinyi and Era Friedman
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

Led by Kseniia Asefa, LPC and Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC

Chicago-based conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Call to confirm dates: 773.508.1144

Virtual Meeting.

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Bernard Horwich Building-Virtual Event
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

Led by Yonit Hoffman, PhD and Maya Gumirov, LPC, Holocaust Community Services

A virtual support group for family caregivers of Holocaust survivors.

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

Led by Leah Rosenberg & Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC

A virtual conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors to discuss the challenges of aging and wellness strategies.

Please call to confirm dates: 773.508.1149

 

HCS Groups
Support Groups

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

Led by Natalya Bouinyi and Era Friedman.

Join us to talk about music or sing, meet new friends, and have fun!

Virtual meeting
Registration required: 773.508.1329.

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
Natalya Bouinyi and Era Friedman
HCS Groups
Support Groups
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HCS Groups
Support Groups

Led by Kseniia Asefa, LPC and Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC

Chicago-based conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors.

Call to confirm dates: 773.508.1144

Virtual Meeting.

HCS Groups
Support Groups

Bernard Horwich Building-Virtual Event
3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
United States

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

Led by Leah Rosenberg & Vera Rodriguez Mancera, LPC

A virtual conversation group for Russian-speaking Holocaust survivors to discuss the challenges of aging and wellness strategies.

Please call to confirm dates: 773.508.1149

 

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

Led by Yonit Hoffman, PhD and Maya Gumirov, LPC, Holocaust Community Services

A virtual support group for family caregivers of Holocaust survivors.

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
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

Map It
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

Led by Yonit Hoffman, PhD and Maya Gumirov, LPC, Holocaust Community Services

A virtual support group for family caregivers of Holocaust survivors.

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
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