Senior Connections is a new initiative intended to address the communal and spiritual needs of the increasingly large Jewish aging population in Central Virginia.
May 1, 2015
Latifa Kropf, Director
The Senior Connections Story
Senior Connections is a new initiative intended to address the communal and spiritual needs of the increasingly large Jewish aging population in Central Virginia. "The primary goal of Senior Connections is to connect with and support our Jewish elders,” says Latifa Kropf, Senior Connections Coordinator. The program is funded by the Eitelberg Fund of the United Jewish Fund of Charlottesville (UJFC) and is run by Congregation Beth Israel.
A 2014 survey found that we have many Jewish seniors in the community who live in isolation, lack transportation to needed services, don't know how to get the medical attention they need, or have financial problems. Some would like to attend services at the synagogue but can't get out. The Senior Connections program is helping Jewish seniors meet those needs, often connecting them to available services. Your donations will help give meaning and security to these people.