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  •  The Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region's Jewish Family Service has launched an Emergency Assistance Fund to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund is designed to provide for those in the Sacramento region who are experiencing unanticipated need due to the economic disruption triggered by the outbreak of the coronavirus. Recipients should be either Jewish, part of a Jewish family, or employed by a Jewish organization. Thanks to matching support from an anonymous donor and our partners at The Jewish Community Foundation of the West, as well as a significant gift from Women of B'nai Israel, JFS is able to offer qualified applicants assistance with basic needs, including prescription medication, childcare costs, housing and utility payments and transportation. Assistance is also available for those experiencing food insecurity through Federation's Virtual Kosher Food Pantry. 

    Interested applicants should call JFS Community Social Worker Rebecca Ray at 916-205-0688 or may call the Federation directly at 916-486-0906. 
  • HEBREW FREE LOANS - Over $5 million is available for zero-interest Coronavirus Impact loans 
    to Jewish residents of Northern California and to employees of Jewish organizations (regardless of religion).  Repayment schedules vary APPLY ONLINE at or contact or (415) 546-9902 x110.

    These Coronavirus Impact loans are made possible through a partnership with the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Together with generous commitments from its donor-advised funds and supporting foundations, the Federation has established a pooled recoverable grant of more than $5 million to Hebrew Free Loan.


  • The City of Sacramento will begin feeding seniors all over Sacramento through a program of the Governor and FEMA. Eligible seniors will receive 3 meals a day, ready to eat but also oven and microwave ready. General rules are 65+ and living independently under 600% of poverty line. Kosher meals are available as well as vegan service. To learn more about the program click here.
  • is a social care network that connects people and programs — making it easy for people to find social services in their communities, for nonprofits to coordinate their efforts, and for customers to integrate social care into the work they already do
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