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Holocaust Survivor Shares Her Story at Teen Symposium

Lois Flamholz (94), part of the JFS’ Holocaust Survivor Services Program, shares her harrowing experience of surviving Auschwitz and losing her family during World War II at the 34th Annual Teen Symposium on the Holocaust. This event was organized by the Jewish Federation of Northern Pennsylvania to help younger generations remember those lost and acknowledge …

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JFS Café Europa: Connecting Holocaust Survivors Online

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve felt the impact that social isolation has had on our health and emotional wellbeing especially among our most vulnerable groups. Staying connected continues to be a challenge for many older persons who are not yet ready or able to meet in-person. For JFS’ hundreds of Holocaust survivors, the adjustment to online …

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JFS’ Seymour Nussenbaum Reflects on Congressional Gold Medal

Honoring the past and its impact on the future This month, we caught up with Seymour Nussenbaum (98), a JFS Kosher Meals on Wheels recipient and World War II Veteran, who spoke to us about a recent bill signed into law by President Biden. The bill will honor two top-secret World War II military units …

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day Among Friends

Valentine’s Day isn’t only for lovers! This day, like most holidays, offers an opportunity to show compassionate love and appreciation to our family, friends and community. As one of the congregate meal programs under JFS Senior Services, Lunch With Friends celebrated Valentine’s Day by engaging members in discussion of love, wisdom and friendship. Each week, …

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