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Capacity to Help Older Adults with History of Trauma is Growing

Jewish Federations of North America’s Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma published a first-of-its-kind study measuring the capacity of aging service providers to provide person-centered, trauma-informed (PCTI) care to Holocaust survivors, older adults with …

Supporting Survivors Amid Attacks Against Israel & A Rise in Anti-Semitism

Israel is once again under attack, this time by Hamas, a terrorist organization that rules Gaza. These heinous acts are distressing for many Jews, especially Holocaust survivors. Many survivors say they feel safe in the world as long as the people of Israel are safe and Israel’s borders ar…

Holocaust Survivors Share 15 Life Lessons We Can Apply To COVID-19

Holocaust survivors overcame the most severe form of persecution and went on to become productive members of the communities in which they settled. They have exhibited an extraordinary resilience and love of family and community. Their survival is an example of the human spirit’s ability t…

It Takes a Village: Reducing Social Isolation for Holocaust Survivors

In an ironic twist, just as we at the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (GMJF) prepared to solicit proposals for the second year of our Critical Supports for Holocaust Survivors grant funded by the Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA), the world was starting to close in around the populat…

Providing PCTI Care to Holocaust Survivors During Crises

Crises like pandemics and natural disasters can trigger Holocaust survivors’ painful memories, fear, and a sense of powerlessness. This may awaken post-traumatic stress symptoms caused by the survivors’ trauma history. These types of triggers are inevitable and are often difficult to h…