22+ Million Hours of Home Care
was provided to vulnerable Jews living in desperate conditions in the last year.
Your Federation support helps fund the JDC's aid on behalf of more than 80,000 Jews living in desperate conditions in the former Soviet Union. Many are Holocaust survivors; all endured the worst days of the Soviet regime.
The JDC has been on the ground in the former Soviet Union for decades, caring for the region’s elderly Jews who are otherwise left without the support. The JDC network works on a massive scale to ensure that the former Soviet Union’s Jews in need can not only survive but age with dignity and the support of a caring Jewish community.
Each of the nearly eighty thousand Jews in peril that JDC serves in the former Soviet Union has lived a long life filled with both adversity and hard-won triumphs. Here are some of their stories, along with those of the workers who help them.
Liliya Braga struggles to survive on a meager
pension of just over $2 a day.
The JDC provides life-saving aid to nearly 90,000
JDC homecare workers provide care each year to tens of thousands of the world's poorest Jews.
The JDC gave smartphones to isolated clients to help them stay connected.