The Federation has been in close touch with our community partners and stakeholders, discussing how the Jewish Federation and our integrated community can play a positive role during this challenging time. We are uniquely situated to help people of all ages find the assistance they need and stay connected even in a time of social distancing and isolation.

 

If you have any questions or needs, please contact us at jewishfederation@jfsatx.org

Call the Federation Hotline 210-302-6970



SMALL BUSINESS & NONPROFIT LOANS

Everything you need to know to access the funds

The CARES Act allocated $350 billion in funding to help keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small business & nonprofits..

The loans can be used for operational costs including:

+ payroll expenses
+ health benefits, paid, sick, medical/family leave and insurance premiums
+ mortgage interest
+ rent payments
+ interest on debt incurred before the covered period

Organizations may qualify to have a portion of their loan forgiven, if they meet certain requirements.

JFNA will continue to provide important information to make sure that our Jewish nonprofit agencies, synagogues, Federations and more stay on top of the available resources.


H-E-B


Seniors across Texas, age 60 and older, will be able to place orders with Favor using a curated list of products available from H-E-B.


The Senior Support phone line, with volunteers from both companies, will work to accept and process orders over the phone from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., seven days a week.


To access the Senior Support Line, call 1-833-397-0080. Seniors can also place their orders on Favor’s website, or by downloading the Favor app and searching for H-E-B.


All delivery and service fees are waived for the first 30 days of the program. Further helping Texans, orders will include a $10 tip, which goes entirely to the Favor runner, who will personally shop and deliver items.
To find out more about the program, visit favordelivery.com/senior.

WHOLE FOODS - How Amazon is helping customers get their groceries.

Learn more and place an order at your local Whole Foods store: https://blog.aboutamazon.com/company-news/how-amazon-is-helping-customers-get-groceries

 

SAN ANTONIO FOOD BANK

MAKE A DONATION TODAY:


The Food Bank will be adding mobile, grab-and-go meals and food distributions daily throughout Southwest Texas to help:

  • Seniors, perhaps the most vulnerable population during this outbreak
  • Children out of school, and without their normally provided breakfast & lunch
  • Working individuals who are facing a loss of work hours due to cut-backs

If you are in need of assistance call us
Monday through Friday 8AM-5PM: (210)431-8326

https://safoodbank.org/cvresponse/

 

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER

In addition to the H-E-B at Alon Market, which carries kosher meats and products and Kosher for Passover products, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, you can order Passover Seder meals and items from Linda Wolfe at the Campus:
Contact Linda at lindaswolfe@hotmail.com or by phone 210.573.0711

 


MAZON

Make a gift to MAZON and send an eCard to someone you love. 

Honoring your loved ones by supporting MAZON's frontline efforts to ensure that all struggling with hunger have access to the food they need is a meaningful gift at a time when we must be physically distant. 


www.sajss.com | (210) 616-4811

 

SENIOR RESOURCES PAGE

 

SAJSS is continuing to be a resource to our seniors. If you would like to volunteer to make outreach phone calls or deliveries to seniors, please fill out the volunteer form: https://sajss.com/volunteer and someone will reach out to you as needs arise.

 

If you need assistance or deliveries, the senior request form link is https://sajss.com/requests.

 

CONNECT HELPLINE: (210) 622-2300 | www.sajss.com/connect
 

(JFS) JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE


Senior Safety Net Line: (210) 302-6934

Jewish seniors in need of support can leave a voicemail and a member of our social service team will reach out within one business day to discuss the type of food, supplies, services, or assistance that is needed to keep them safe and well.

MEALS ON WHEELS

Because senior citizens are at high risk for contracting this virus, often their safest option is to shelter in place. Meals on Wheels San Antonio needs volunteers and donations to reach them and others: mowsatx.org/coronavirus.


PJ LIBRARY & PJ OUR WAY

Stay connected to PJ Library San Antonio on Facebook.

For virtual activities and resources, please visit https://pjlibrary.org/familyactivities

·     TASA classes are cancelled temporarily. Virtual classes began Monday, March 16, 2020

·     For further information, please contact Mrs. Diric directly at j.diric@torahacademysa.com

·     Amazing Education Resources Facebook Group


·     Continued services during COVID-19

·     Talking to your children

·     Managing anxiety and stress

 
Social Distancing - you don't have to go through this alone.
Jewish Family Service is offering telehealth therapy services in order to support our community in its commitment to wellness.  If you need to talk, call our intake line at (210) 302-6808 or send an email to referrals@jfs-sa.org. 
 
 
Connect on Social Media! JFS is sharing mental health tips and resources daily on social media - Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
 
JFS has a phone number dedicated to our social service clients and elderly Jewish citizens in need of JFS social services. That number is (210) 302-6934. Please leave a message, including contact information. A social worker will be checking that line multiple times per day, returning calls and coordinating services.

JEWISH FEDERATION OF SAN ANTONIO

CRISIS HOTLINE: 210-302-6970

Do you need a service or a resource? Please give us a call and leave a message. A friendly staff member will get back to you within one business day to make sure you're connected to all that you need.


CONGREGATION BETH AM

Gary Kurzban 210.826.4890

Marianne Kestenbaum 210.493.9654

Marion Bernstein 210.286.7429

 

·     The official congregation phone number has changed. It is the home phone of Rhoda Rappaport, who is our congregation's bookkeeper: 210.445.3677

·     Congregation Beth Am has cancelled all services in April. For updates
on the congregation's activities, you may go to: <www.bethamsatx.org

All weekday and Shabbat Minyanim are suspended until further notice.

 

YJSA CARES + SUNSHINE CLUB  - Sign Up

Give a Jewish senior in San Antonio a call just let them know that you care about them during this trying time and can that you can help them get essentials in a safe way if needed.

PASSOVER

Believe it or not, Passover is right around the corner!
Passover is ususally a special time spent with family and friends. This year during these unique circumstances many of us need to plan to do the Seder on our own.

Tzivia and Rabbi Eli are dedicated to making sure that this year’s Passover can be that special holiday that will give us some well needed inspiration. To lift us up! To pick up our moral!

We have boxes of special hand baked Shmurah Matzahs (baked, packed and sealed before Covid19). These are available for pick up and delivery.

The Kaballah refers to Matzah as "Bread of Faith & Bread of Healing" - two things we all need an extra dose of this Passover season!

Please click here to place your order.

Included in the Matzah order you will receive a Hagadah/Pesach Guide that has clear instructions for your Seder.

·     Agudas has postponed or canceled all of our programs through the end of April.  We canceled our 2nd night Seder.  Linda Wolfe will be offering meals for purchase - that information should be available by tomorrow. Heintz Preschool is closed as is IPRS. Sammi Mazuz is going to be working on continuing education options for our children.  

·     We have started live streaming our Minyan service every morning at 7:30 am on Congregation Agudas Achim Facebook Live. We will also be live streaming Friday night services and Saturday Shabbat service. No one is allowed into the building indefinitely except Minyannaires.

 

Monday-Friday morning at 7:30 AM
Friday night at 6:15 PM
Saturday morning at 9 AM
Sunday morning at 9 AM
 
Interested in joining Rabbi's Abraham's Israel and the Jewish people class but missed it? Now is your opportunity to join us on Thursdays at 12:30 pm. The class will now be free and open to anyone who would like to join on zoom.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 611 006 413

·     For updates, please visit https://www.rodfeisholom.com/

·     Temple Beth-El · Shabbat Services live streamed: https://www.beth-elsa.org/live-streaming/

·     Torah study and committee meetings via zoom (links in weekly email.)

·     Staff working remotely - best way to be in contact is email: https://www.beth-elsa.org/our-people/

·     Temple Chai Shabbat services will be held online via the congregation's YouTube Channel. Visit https://www.templechaisa.org/ for the link

 

·     Rabbi David Komerofsky is offering a variety of online adult learning opportunities. These are open to everyone. Registration and Zoom links are at https://www.templechaisa.org/adult-education  


JEWISH FEDERATION OF SAN ANTONIO

offices are closed through Friday, March 20th

210.302.6960 | jewishfederation@jfsatx.org

SECURITY - Secure Community Network (SCN)

 

·     Please be aware of cybersecurity issues as we are working from home, a great resource is:  https://securecommunitynetwork.org/cybersecurity

·     Make sure your employees have strong-password protected wifi they are using at home and are warned about email spoofs, click bate, phishing, and other email scams.

·     Notify your local law enforcement of changes to your synagogue's schedule of services, schools, and meetings and how they can reach you in case of unusual activity at the synagogue.

Visit www.jccsanantonio.org for updates and virtual activities for all ages.

·     For updates, please visit https://www.hillelsa.org/

·     The Annual Benefit scheduled for April 19th - “An Evening of Comedy” - will be postponed at this time. Find updates about the event here: https://ohrlanu.org/annualbenefit 

·     Ohr Lanu offers a range of critical services to help patients navigate the health care system. Find out more here: https://ohrlanu.org/services