At the onset of the pandemic, Buffalo Jewish Federation partnered with Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies to establish a Community Compassion Fund to assist those most impacted by the crisis.  The fund provides assistance with mental and physical health & wellness counseling, food, prescriptions, rent subsidies and other essentials.  Jewish Family Service is administering the distribution of the fund assuring our community’s most vulnerable populations are taken care of in the strictest of confidence.


To date, the Fund has provided over $50,000 to support those most impacted by the pandemic, including 150 JCC workers who were furloughed in late March as well as $15,000 in distributions to nearly 20 individuals and families through August 2020.

If you know of individuals or families that could also benefit from these resources, please encourage them to contact Matthew Stewart, JFS’s Jewish Community Care Coordinator at 716-883-1914.


Together, we can do more! Your gift today will help the people of Jewish Buffalo tomorrow. 

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