August 8, 2014 (Beachwood) – JFSA is currently recruiting Tikkun Olam Volunteers (TOV) for friendly visits with Holocaust Survivors and other older adults in the community in order to enhance their quality of life. TOV volunteers help Survivors and older adults feel less isolated and less fearful because they know that there is someone in the community who personally checks in on them and cares about their well-being. The TOV program was launched in 2007 as a joint venture between Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Kol Israel, and Second Generation Kol Israel. Volunteers spend approximately 1 – 4 hours per month with an older adult and may visit at their home, accompany them on excursions, or enjoy special occasions together.
JFSA welcomes anyone 18 years or older, or minors accompanied by an adult, to come to a TOV volunteer training session on September 9th from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the JFSA offices located on 3659 South Green Road, Beachwood. Volunteers will receive specialized training by JFSA Holocaust Survivor Support caseworkers to understand the special needs of Survivors and other older adults. Snacks will be provided. If interested, please call Sandy Lusher-Waterhouse at 216.378.3475.
Jewish Family Service Association of Cleveland, a private non-profit organization, serves to strengthen families and individuals in both the Jewish and general communities in Northeast Ohio. Guided by traditional Jewish values of communal responsibility and social justice, JFSA is committed to enhancing every individual’s ability to thrive in our community. For more information about Jewish Family Service Association and its programs, visit www.jfsa-cleveland.org.