Providing Services and Support

JCS provides multiple services and supports to Holocaust Survivors and their families in the Baltimore community, with the primary goal to allow Holocaust Survivors to remain in their homes and within their communities as they age.

JCS is proud to be part of AgeWell Baltimore.

Social Services

  • Case Management to connect Survivors to community services and resources
  • Financial assistance with personal care needs
  • Medically related assistance
  • Other emergency financial aid
Eligible individuals are those Jewish Survivors who lived in Western and Eastern Europe (including parts of the former Soviet Union) during World War II, and who suffered from Nazi persecution because they were Jewish.

In addition to those who spent time in concentration camps, those eligible for assistance include individuals who were evacuated from their homes and displaced during the War years. Jewish persons displaced in the former Soviet Union because of war-related events are also included in this eligible population.

Eligibility is based on criteria established by the Claims Conference and Jewish Community Services.
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Individual Compensation

Individuals persecuted as a Jew by the Nazis or their allies in the form of living in hiding or under false identity, living in a ghetto or a
camp, performing forced labor, forced to wear a yellow star, or to flee their home to escape Nazi persecution may be eligible for
individual compensation through various reparation programs.

Staff assist survivors in applying for individual compensation programs and in completing annual Life Certificates.

Holocaust Survivors Social Club

Holocaust survivors have the opportunity to gather for social and cultural activities, musical programs, and more.  Holocaust Survivor Social Club activities are supported, by the Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany). To participate, or for more information please contact Lisa Shifren, Coordinator for Holocaust Services at 410.843.7338 or lshifren@jcsbaltimore.org.

Social services for Nazi victims have been supported by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, the Maryland Department of Aging, and KAVOD SHEF (in partnership with Seed the Dream Foundation).

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If you are interested in learning more about our aging and caregiving programs, call 410-466-9200 or click below.

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