Important Message from Gideon Taylor, President, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference)

Ukraine is home to 10,000 Jewish Holocaust survivors, most of whom live in the country’s urban centers. The wellbeing of the survivors in Ukraine, 5,000 of whom receive ongoing home care, depends largely on home and medical services funded by the Claims Conference and implemented by Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and the Hesed Social Service network who are continuing to do their work regardless of the situation on the ground. Any warlike situation retraumatizes survivors who are reminded of the violence in their youth. This, coupled with the uncertainty of their safety and welfare, is of great concern. We are working closely with JDC and Hesed to ensure that these survivors are checked on regularly, especially those who don’t have family nearby. This vital network will continue to work to ensure survivors receive aid including the food, medicine and medical supplies they need – they will not be abandoned.

|DURING COVID-19

Cummings continues to provide over 1,000 Holocaust Survivors living in Quebec with homecare and financial assistance through funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.

Claims Conference announces supplemental Hardship Fund payments

The Claims Conference announced that the most recent negotiations with Germany resulted in two supplemental payments, each of €1,200 (approximately $1,800 CAD), for Jewish Nazi victims eligible for the Hardship fund. Applications for these supplemental payments will be sent in the mail by Claims Conference to all eligible individuals. The payments will be made in each of the next two years and will become effective as of December 1, 2020.

For more information, please consult the following link: Frequently Asked Questions

If you have additional questions, please contact your Cummings’ Case Manager.
If you do not have a Case Manager, you may call the Intake department at 514.343.3514 or the Survivor Assistance Office at 514.734.1746.

The funding sources include grants from:

  • The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany;
  • The Claims Conference Successor Organization;
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Holocaust Survivor Emergency Assistance Fund;
  • The Azrieli Foundation;
  • Federation CJA, for both matching funds as well as additional Emergency Community Assistance for Survivors;
  • The 100 Survivor Fund (Federation CJA);
  • Alpha Omega-Henry Schein Cares Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program;
  • Support was provided by the URO Charitable Trust Limited