Program to aid Holocaust survivors gets $200,000 award

Published Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Gov. Jeb Bush has signed legislation awarding $200,000 to Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service of South Palm Beach County for its Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program.

The legislation was spearheaded by state Sen. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, and state Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, and supported by the Palm Beach County legislative delegation.

“We are thrilled that our elected officials join us in recognizing and supporting the increased need for in-home services for the frailest in our community, the survivors of the Holocaust,” said RRJFS Executive Director Dr. Jaclynn Faffer. “By doubling our funding from $100,000 to $200,000, we can enhance our services and enable more survivors to age in place with dignity.”