Financial help for pressing expenses is available for the Western PA Jewish Community
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Also available on this page, additional resources including:
FREE Financial Coaching/Grants/Loans/Scholarships through JFunds
JAF's Resource List
The Jewish Assistance Fund provides grants for necessities, including:
This is a grant with NO REPAYMENT
Contact us to discuss applying, you may be eligible to apply at this time
Extenuating circumstances are always considered
We return all calls and meet with eligible
applicants weekly throughout the year - By appointment
You are eligible if you:
Live in Western PA
You or someone in your household is Jewish
Experiencing financial challenges
Difficulty paying bills
We encourage you to contact us if:
You live in Western PA,
Someone in your household is Jewish,
You have pressing expenses
We serve the Western PA Jewish Community.
Please refer to eligibility information prior to contacting us.
"JAF is a story that so needs to be told. You have added quality and dignity to a senior's life and for that, we are all indeed appreciative. She feels special and doted upon. and this experience has indeed ignited her spirits. What a difference your kindness has made."
"The Jewish Assistance Fund is an invaluable resource in our community. They transform impossible circumstances to help people rise above unimaginable challenges. I have been honored to work closely with JAF during my tenure as Executive Director at the Aleph Institute, and I look forward to continuous connection and collaboration."
"This is just a note to thank the Jewish Assistance fund for getting me my hearing aide. I will always remember your mitzvahs and I appreciate it so much."
"I can't thank you enough for your help as I begin to get back on my feet due to your generosity!"
"We have had many situations in which clients have received eviction notices and utility stop notices. When they received a check from JAF they thanked us, and many in tears said they did not know what would have happened to them without our help."
"Words are difficult to find, but please accept our gratitude for your attentiveness, sensitivity and incredible generosity. With your help we are able to begin the dental work that is most desperately needed. Financial Assistance Recipient"
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your most generous grant. Although I am able to work part-time, my hours are limited due to my chronic illness. Therefore, your grant to me is most needed and most appreciated. "
"I just wanted to send a note thanking everyone at JAF for your kindness and understanding of my needs. The grant I received was used for medical bills and payoffs on past due debts. Thank you so much. I am so grateful that you are providing help for Jews in need."
Without repayment for pressing expenses
Living in more than 55 zip codes in Western PA touched by the easing of mounting expenses
Ensuring availability of confidential and accessible financial support
Including local community organizations/services as well as financial resources/assistance programs for utility, housing, health insurance, and burial expenses