In Hebrew, the word KAVOD means to honor or respect. It is the philosophy of Jewish Family Services (JFS) that there is no one more worthy of our honor or respect than the Holocaust Survivors who live among us.
Through focus groups, individual conversations, and surveys, JFS staff spent significant time simply learning about the population, identifying their needs and their hopes, and building trusting relationships. Much of the success going forward can be credited back to this process that allowed survivors to take part in the program-design, a process that promoted self-dignity and self-expression.
"I felt the loneliness very sharply, and this organization came to the rescue, KAVOD, which helps people who survived the war, who have irreparable wounds in their heart, who really need human connection, especially at this age."
Watch a brief video and learn first-hand about one Holocaust survivor's story on how she navigated and survived the Holocaust. Then learn how the rest of her life unfolded, included how she came to Indianapolis in the 90s.
Mental Health Support
Babushka's Kitchen is a collection of recipes from the former Soviet Union. Get a taste of home and support support Survivors who live locally by purchasing Babushka's Kitchen. All proceeds benefit KAVOD. Contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.