The spread of COVID-19 has impacted us all. Those in need are looking for support and those who are able to help are looking for ways in which to do so. The Jewish Federation (JFSA) and the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona (JCF) are here to provide resources and opportunities to join together with the community to be a force for good during these challenging times.

Resources for Jewish Community Members

 

 

  • JFSA's Handicar Service provides limited but essential transportation for Jewish seniors and adults with disabilities to pharmacies, grocery stores, and other services such as medical appointments

 

  • Chaplaincy Services are available for Jewish individuals and their families while in the hospital or on hospice through JFSA

 

Learn more in our resource guide.

Resources for All Community Members

 

  • Interfaith Community Services (ICS)
    • Emergency financial assistance
    • Two permanent food banks and a mobile food pantry
    • Essential services for senior and disabled adults including transportation to the doctor or grocery store, shopping for seniors, mobile meals, and friendly phoning

 

 

  • Visit the Virtual J Community, an online project of the Tucson JCC, to find activities to do with children, Jewish texts and resources, Early Childhood Education tools, recipes, online workouts and more.

 

Learn more in our resource guide.

Jewish Community Pandemic Relief Fund

 

JCF and JFSA are engaging our donors, volunteers, and partners to support the critical and immediate needs in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are building our Jewish Community Pandemic Relief Fund which provides emergency financial assistance and meets other critical needs for individuals, families, and the agencies who serve them. Circumstances change quickly, and with your help, we strengthen our capacity to respond rapidly to the growing challenges facing us during this pandemic.

 

Donate now at jfsa.org/pandemicrelief

 

Volunteering Opportunities

 

  • Provide social connections for isolated members of the community via phone and video chat through JFSA.
  • Assist Interfaith Community Services (ICS) in a variety of roles, including their food bank.
  • Sew reusable masks for hospitals and other locations in which individuals are potentially at risk through the Ruth & Irving Olson Center NW.

 

Learn more in our resource guide.

"I did not get the name of the woman who called me yesterday, but I was really touched by her compassion (and that of JFSA) in calling to do welfare checks on the members of our community."

- Anonymous, April 8

    

   

 

 

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