• JFCS committee members Fred, Henry, and Manny and JFOC Board members Annabel and Anise

  • Congregation Ahavat Olam hosted the program this year

  • Starts with the pledge of allegiance

  • Holocaust survivors participate in candle lighting ceremony

  • Candles lit in memorial of the 6 million Jews who perished

  • We honor our survivors

  • Speaker Ruth Millman shares her experience.

  • Cantors Daniel & Ruth Green

Photo credit: Colin Lewis

Everybody calls me Bubbe Zelda. My maiden name is Turkenitch. I am a Holocaust Survivor. Without help from the Jewish Federation of Ocean County, I would not be able to make ends meet or live on my own. They help me with my hearing aids, dentures, and eyeglasses, but the primary financial assistance is with the on-going expenses for my medications. The other major way they help me is with paying for a Home Health Aide. My aide helps with shopping, laundry, cleaning, bathing, and transportation to doctors. Without all of this, I would really look like the old woman that I am! Something else that has been a blessing is with lifting my spirits at the Café Europa socialization events. It is very good for all of us who have been through the same hell to get together and share our experiences. And last, but not least, we have wonderful staff members. Rita Sason, Director, and Laurie Salka, Holocaust Survivor Services Coordinator help us in any way possible. It is a great comfort to me, my family, and my neighbors who look out for me, to know that I have financial, homecare, and emotional support. For this I am sincerely thankful.
Bubbe Zelda

Funding for the services mentioned by Bubbe Zelda is provided by generous donors and 

2021 Service

Yom Hashoah Service