In our tradition, every Jewish person is responsible for every other Jew, so if a Jew is having a hard time, it is up to the members of the community to offer a helping hand. This is how the support system extends to the entire community, forming an everlasting tradition. We can assist others in many ways.
The two most important ones are voluntary work and financial support/donations.
Heartfelt assistance that reflects the personality is the most valuable treasure a person can give, for they are giving their time to people who need it. They do so of their own free will, joyfully, and selflessly. In 2015 we had 140 active volunteers working for our Foundation, more than the number of people on our staff. We are particularly proud of this fact.
International funding is the primary source enabling the Foundation to cover the costs of the diverse social services we offer. Our largest single donor is the Claims Conference, which gives its support to the Holocaust Survivors’ Program.
The only way our programs will continue to be sustainable is if we succeed in obtaining domestic assistance (donations from private individuals and organizations, government support, and grants). We are hard at work in our effort to secure this help.