Café Europa gets support: The Humanitarian Aid Foundation gave $10,000 to regular scheduled gatherings of Holocaust survivors called Café Europa.

Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County started the program in February. About 500 people attended the first event.

“We were pleasantly surprised by the first one,” JFS executive director Jaclynn Faffer said. “We expected only 150 people.”

The gathering gives survivors the opportunity to share memories and talk in their native languages. About three to four of these events will be planned each year.

The next one is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at B’Nai Torah Congregation, 6261 Southwest 18th Street.

The new grant will help pay for expenses such as transportation and food.

“For Jewish Family Service, Café Europa is really what we’re all about. All our services are based on the community’s need… Once these folks get together, they want to continue getting together,” Faffer said.

For details about Café Europa, call Selma at (561) 470-2000.