Shep Englander — Federation Journal
How the Jewish Federation is Here For You
We are thinking of you during these unprecedented and frightening times. As you know, since 1896, the Jewish Federation has been here to meet critical needs and keep our community safe and secure.
In these early days, here’s how we are helping so far:
We are accelerating our next funding allocation to community agencies, including to Jewish Family Service, the Mayerson JCC, and JVS Career Services, so they can continue to serve the most vulnerable among us. In addition, we are looking into emergency funding for our partner agencies.
- We will be launching a “COVID-19 Hotline,” where people can call to let us know if they could use help with food, counseling, job services, home care for older adults, or could just use a friendly phone call. We are here to help. (JFS professionals will provide information and referrals to organizations that can help.)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Hub: Your source for daily updates from trusted sources, including how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus.
Virtual Community Event Calendar: While we can’t gather in person right now, here are creative opportunities to connect virtually with others in Jewish Cincinnati as well as ideas for families.
Send us Your Ideas to Connect: Share your creative ideas for how we can stay connected and support each other.
The Jewish Federation is also doing everything we can to help our community increase social distance during this critical period of trying to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases. We are still conducting meetings, but taking it virtual!
Lastly, here is an important update: UC Health is now offering drive-through COVID-19 screenings on its Clifton campus for all members of the community. Read here for more details and how to schedule a coronavirus test.
For centuries, Jews have weathered crises by taking care of each other. This one is no different. We promise to redeploy all of our resources to help. Please let us know what you need. And stay safe and healthy.