Responding to Jewish Poverty

 

The San Diego Jewish community’s ability to address the needs of the Jewish poor is significantly limited due to the lack of community data, difficulty accessing and navigating resources, and a Jewish community that is not networked to support those struggling to make ends meet. 

Federation’s role in addressing Jewish Poverty is to convene our communities’ agencies and leaders to better understand our community and mitigate shortcomings in the services provided.  

COORDINATION

We will increase coordination among both Jewish and non-Jewish entities serving our community.

DUPLICATION

We will map the different offerings to ensure that all efforts are maximized.

COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Focusing on increasing community awareness of challenges and opportunities.

ORGANIZATIONAL COLLABORATION

Encouraging organizations to work together on innovative solutions.

COMMUNITY STUDY

 

Conduct a community demographics study with a special emphasis on investigating Jews living in Poverty.  






 

SUPPORT SENIORS AND SURVIVORS  ​
 

Lead efforts to aid Jewish Seniors and Holocaust Survivors through programs like the Holocaust Survivor Coalition, Kibitz Call Line and the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration.


 

GRANT MAKING

 

Provide local organizations and synagogues with the opportunity to apply for grant dollars to fund programs that address Jewish poverty.




 

POVERTY WORKING GROUP
 

A collaboration among top professionals working for organizations with poverty related services. Additionally, a Community Poverty Council will be formed for community members and stakeholders to play an active role in responding to needs.