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Jewish News|by Shari S. Cohen

Getting older is challenging enough for many individuals, but for the dwindling number of Holocaust survivors, the aging process can be especially difficult. Survivors are more likely to be financially needy and often have few family members to help them. While their numbers dwindle each year, their needs often increase as they become frailer.

Fortunately, Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit has received a 106 percent increase in funds to help Holocaust survivors from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, known as the Claims Conference.

The $2.5 million allocation, compared with $1.2 million allocated to JFS for 2014, will be used  primarily for home care including housekeeping, cooking, dressing and bath-ing assistance for survivors. Continue reading here.

The Board of Directors has appointed Eric Feder as Interim CEO of Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services. Eric was the COO of Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg for 13 years, and is an accomplished healthcare executive with extensive experience in all areas of hospital and non-profit operational administration. He has served as a volunteer and Board member with several not for profit organizations in Pinellas County, including Habitat for Humanity and the Urban League.

Jay Miller, Board Chair of Gulf Coast JFCS thanks everyone at AJFCA for their support and commitment to the agency. The mission continues and will always be to provide essential human services to individuals and families in times of need.

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans is pleased to announce it has hired a new Executive Director, Roselle M. Ungar, CFRE. Ungar brings more than three decades of experience to the social service agency whose mission is dedicated to preserving, strengthening and enhancing the well-being and self sufficiency of individuals and families.

A native of New Orleans, Mrs. Ungar is a highly accomplished non-profit professional with an extensive background in development, management, leadership training, community outreach, donor relations and event planning. Her most recent positions include Owner and Consultant for Strategic Nonprofit Consulting, LLC since 2013, and Director of Community and Philanthropic Affairs for Crescent Bank and Trust for the preceding 6 years. Learn more about Roselle here.