The Survivor Initiative was founded in the summer of 2012 by a small group of volunteers who were shocked to learn of the significant funding shortfalls for programs that support Holocaust survivors living below the national poverty line.
Historically, social services for Holocaust survivors in need have been funded by grants from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany with assistance from local Jewish Federations, agencies and private donors.
Recently, a decrease in funding from these traditional revenue sources combined with a substantial increase in aging survivors applying for more intensive services has placed local and national survivor suport programs in jeopardy.
The Survivor Initiative seeks to raise awareness and funds to assure survivors live their remaining years in dignity.
Avital Krifcher, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Rachel Cohen Gerrol, Founder & National Chair
Meredith Burak, Chair of Public-Private Partnerships
Allie Pyke, NY Co-Chair
Melissa Jane Kronfeld, NY Co-Chair
Washington, DC Founding Committee
Maxwell Lipnick, Founder & DC Chair
New York Founding Committee (Still In Formation)
New York, NY
Los Angeles, CA coming soon...