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Gail Schulman, JF&CS CEO

Update from the most recent edition of the
Making Connections newsletter

May 6, 2024

Dear friends,

Today is Yom HaShoah, a day when we remember the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust. This is always an emotional day for me, as I think of the family members that I lost, and the future generations that would never be born.

As I listened to the speaker at yesterday’s community Holocaust commemoration, my heart turned to the survivors we’re fortunate to still have with us today, and especially to the bravery of those sharing their stories. Hundreds of Holocaust survivors call Greater Boston home—and as they age, more and more of them need our help.

JF&CS is the only organization in Massachusetts dedicated to helping Holocaust survivors, and this work feels like a sacred imperative to me. These individuals endured unimaginable atrocities—and it is unthinkable that they should struggle to meet their basic needs at this time.

I’m proud of JF&CS’s work to provide for Holocaust survivors, and grateful to the many supporters who donate their time and their financial resources to this mission. For if not us, who?

Please read on for remembrances of survivors and ways JF&CS is caring for survivors here in our community.

Gail Schulman

Chief Executive Officer

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