Selfhelp Community Services’ “Community Linkage” program, which began setting up sites in early 2006 in order to reach out to Holocaust survivors in their community, has expanded to seven sites throughout New York City, which provide survivors with the opportunity to socialize, enjoy entertainment and refreshments, attend lectures and participate in discussion groups. In addition, Selfhelp staff are present to be able to provide resources and support to clients in need.
Current Holocaust Survivor Community Linkage Programs
Kings Bay YM-YWHA, 3495 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, second and fourth Monday of each month at 1 p.m., 718-648-7703 extension 230, Jodi Green.
The Young Israel of Midwood Senior Center, 1694 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, first and third Monday of each month from 1-2 p.m., 718-253-7800 extension 101, Sarah Klein.
Haber House Senior Center, 3024 West 24th Street Brooklyn, third Wednesday of each month from 12:30-2 p.m., 718-372-5775, Etty Friedman or Gail.
Central Queens YM-YWHA, 67-09 108th Street, Forest Hills, first and third Thursday of each month, from 12:30-2 p.m., 718-268-5011 extension 621, Irene Drantch.
Riverdale YM-YWHA, 5625 Arlington Avenue, Bronx, second and fourth Thursday of each month from 12:30-2 p.m., 718-548-8200 extension 224, Vicki Matalon.
Bronx House Senior Center, 990 Pelham Parkway South Bronx, every Tuesday from 12:30-2 p.m., 718-792-1800 extension 228, Frida Tyzler or Linda.
The Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway, New York, every third Tuesday from 1-2 p.m., 212-358-8498 Karen Liebowitz.
The program is funded by the New York City Department for the Aging through a special grant by the City Council of New York. For more, contact Mary Springer, program director at 212-971-7750.
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