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Schechter Holocaust Services

Schechter Holocaust Services continues to honor the agency's longstanding commitment to address the needs and concerns of Holocaust survivors and their families as they change over time.          

Schechter Holocaust ServicesIn an effort to promote and enhance the capacity of survivors of Nazi persecution to age with dignity, Hakalah provides confidential, comprehensive assistance to survivors and their families at no cost. This includes emergency financial assistance, homecare subsidies, and reparations and restitution assistance.

The Holiday Visitor program recruits volunteer visitors many whom are children and grandchildren of survivors, to make holiday visits and maintain ongoing contact with Holocaust survivors in need of companionship.

Café Hakalah is a monthly social and cultural gathering of Holocaust survivors. The goal of Café Hakalah is to offer Holocaust survivors:

  • A reason to leave their home
  • An opportunity to talk with and make connections with other survivors
  • Intellectual and cultural enrichment

Staff offer consultation and professional training for caregivers of aging survivors and collaborate with community organizations on educational programs and special events.

Thanks to a very generous gift from Gail and David Schechter, Holocaust Services is named for the Schechter Family.

Claims Conference

Social service for Nazi victims have been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Hakalah is funded by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, CJP, and private support.


The Holiday Visitation Program and Café Hakalah are funded by the Jewish Federations of North America Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care and private support.

For more information, call 781-647-JFCS (5327) or email your questions via our contact us page.

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