How to Help Survivors of hatred


Howto Help Survivors of hatred

Duringthe Jewish holocaust, it is recorded that six million Jews werekilled in the atrocities however, an estimated 3.5 million Jewssurvives the event. Some were liberated from concentration camps asthe war ended. Other Jews are recorded to be working with thepartisans in the resistance while the righteous gentiles had hiddenothers there are others who escaped from the Nazis soon before thefinal solution was established. The survivors are said to have fledEurope for other states like America, Israel, Australia and Canada.For posterity reasons, there has been an effort to record thememories of the survivors (Kolinsky, 2004).

TheJewish Foundation participates in a number of activities such ashelping the people in need, inspiring the Jewish life, promoting aglobal community, creating a network of Agencies, synagogues,supporting Israel, professional development, disaster relief andstudying the Jewish community. The Federation has served as animportant force for communal planning and philanthropy to the NewyorkJewish community. Through the foundation, many donors have pooledtheir resources to help people in need. Further, they have inspired aliking for the Jewish way of life and learning thus strengtheningJewish communities all over the world. To ensure that theorganization addresses the issues that matter to them most, they workwith almost a hundred networks of beneficiary agencies, synagoguesincluding other Jewish organizations. Their locations span from NewYork to Israel (Kolinsky, 2004).

Thefoundation works to strengthen the synagogues. More than 500synagogues in Newyork serve as a source of a rich diversity withoptions to join in communities of prayer, charitable deeds andlearning. The organization also works with the synagogues in avariety of ways. First, the organization collaborates withcongregations to strengthen the synagogues and to explore ways thatcan improve Jewish education programs. It also ensures there is anincrease in the membership while it expands the human serviceendeavors. Further, the organization develops Jewish leadership whileit maintains an efficient operation. Second, the organization workstowards fulfilling the mandates of the community by strengtheningsynagogues. They offer the resources required to associate with otherJewish organizations. They also ensure disaster relief to the victimsof the various catastrophes including welcome the Jews on the marginsas they project for the future of the community. Third, they areresponsible for raising communal funds to strengthen the synagogues.They accomplish this by providing ways for those who congregate sothey can participate in Tzedakah charity and social justice(Kolinsky, 2004).

Thefoundation also offers professional development agenda for theemployees in the Jewish community service including the volunteerswho have a passion for advancing their skills. Further, they combinecareer with community. This includes both the staff and thevolunteers. Their professional development programs are structured toprovide a variety of learning opportunities especially to people whoare devoted to achieving the foundations communal institutions. Theprograms are considered all over the organization`s activities fromfundraising, strategic planning, marketing and even during theVolunteer training programs. The development efforts are composed ofworkshops and other related programs for individuals that belong tothe service of human beings including the Jewish communal worlds. Theorganization also puts to use the professional development availablein an effort to promote excellence (Kolinsky, 2004).

Inorder for the organization to translate its long-term goal intoaction, it employs the use of grants and allocations. In the periodbetween the years 2014-205, the organization approved a funding ofthirteen million United States dollars. This catered for the Jewishlives in America, Israel, and other parts all over the world. Theorganization further remits the funds to almost one hundredbeneficiaries. They include human service, educational, and community–building agencies comprised of the foundations networks. Otherbeneficiaries include independent and emerging Jewish institutions(Kolinsky, 2004).

Thefoundation helps people in need. Their mission statement is tikkun,which means repairing the world. They mobilize the Jewish communityand help people in need with an aim of becoming a source of comfortand care, which incorporates all. The main aim is to help in makingprograms available to people across the economic spectrum thatstruggle with issues where no one is immune. This includes autism,mental illness, provision of end of life care, providing caregivingto the family. They nurture the spirit as well as the mind and body(Kolinsky, 2004).

Iagree with the above measures to provide a noble act to the traumavictims. It helps them see the world as a better place once againafter all the hardships. Further, they are able to integrate with thecommunity. The welcoming nature brightens their day after the fury oflosing all they had. These methods are an appeal to humanity(Kolinsky, 2004).

Amongstthe new strategies for dealing with grief, include denial andisolation trainings. Such training reduces the effect caused bytrauma by providing an earlier warning. When people are made toidentify with what has occurred or is expected to occur, they givethemselves time to collect their resources so they can cope with thetruth. This method is aimed at reducing the shock to individuals whena catastrophe happens (Gajraj, 1954).

Secondis Anger management programs. These are aimed at ensuring the victimof the loss is able to manage their reactions to anger when thecatastrophe occurs. Further, it is aimed at salvaging victims ofmisplaced aggression (Gajraj, 1954).

Thirdis Depression training. This is aimed at enabling survivors toovercome their sense of loss and keep up with whatever that hashappened. Majority of trauma survivors find it almost difficultcoming to terms with the misfortunes that befall them. The program isaimed at preparing prospective victims to accept the outcomes so theycan lead a reasonable life. Most survivors end up into irresponsiblebehavior once a catastrophe strike in their life, this includeindulgence in alcohol and other kinds of stimulants, and others endup into drug abuse. Depression training enables responsible behavioreven after the unthinkable happens (Gajraj, 1954).


Kolinsky,E. (2004).&nbspAfterthe Holocaust: Jewish survivors in Germany after 1945.London: imlico.

Gajraj,A. (1954).&nbspBeyondviolence: Jewish survivors in Poland and Slovakia, 1944-48

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