Below you will find a growing list of resources provided by organizations around Jewish Atlanta which is updated real-time as we learn about more available resources, as well as information on how you can help through the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.
JF&CS Kosher Food Pantry |Offering food and household supplies. Open M/W/F, 11 am – 2 pm by appointment only. Call 770-677-9389 or visit the website for more info. Donations accepted on Tuesdays & Thursdays – see list of items needed.
Note from JF&CS: For the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and clients, we are asking our clients to make an appointment during the hours above. All food will be pre-bagged and handed to you outside of our building.
JF&CS Telehealth Counseling Services & Virtual Support Groups | Offering telehealth options via phone or video conference for current and new clients. For more information or to make a telehealth appointment, email email@example.com or call 770-677-9474. Offering support groups with JF&CS staff for caregivers, parents, students of all ages, teens and more. Calendar of support groups.
Jewish Fertility Foundation | Ask the Expert: ask one of JFF’s physicians, therapists, or lawyers about any of your infertility questions during COVID-19. Questions will be responded to within 2 business days and will posted anonymously on the JFF social media platforms.
Ruach Emotional and Spiritual Care | Ruach Emotional and Spiritual Care is offering Jewish emotional and spiritual care providers, spanning the spectrum of Jewish identity and practice, and they have providers who specialize in LGBTQ+ and accessible care. If you are in need of support, you can fill out this form and you will be matched with a professional for a 30 minute call at no cost.
The Blue Dove Foundation | A Resource for Gratitude in a Time of Social Distancing
Recovery Village | Teletherapy Program | A resource for anyone struggling with substance abuse or mental health disorders. The Recovery Village is offering access to one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and various online services virtually with a licensed professional, improving their chances of a successful recovery. Learn more here.
Covid-19 Guidance and Daily Updates | For daily updates, information about the virus, and guidance for prevention and care: Centers for Disease Control and
Local Information about Covid-19| For testing sites and local alerts, visit the Georgia Department of Public Health or call DPH’s Covid-19 hotline at 844-442-2681
City of Atlanta Meal Assistance for Seniors | Meal and grocery delivery for seniors. Learn more here.
Jewish HomeLife the One Group | Learn more here | Care, support and companionship for aging, home-bound older adults. Assistance with grocery shopping, companionship, and support for activities of daily living. From a few hours a week to 24/7 care.
AgeWell Atlanta | A one-stop shop for a broad spectrum of services, including reassurance calls and referrals for food assistance, transportation, and other older adult services. Services are provided by AgeWell Atlanta partners, including Jewish Home Life, JF&CS Aviv Older Adult Services, and MJCCA. Contact 1-866-AGE-WELL or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MJCCA Virtual Programs| Offering a full schedule of virtual programming for all ages. Programs include fitness classes, camp activities, book festival talks, and more. For a complete schedule of virtual programs, see the website.
PJ Library | Resources for quarantined families, including virtual programs, craft ideas and guidance for parents here. PJ Library Atlanta is also offering virtual programming for kids of all ages and parents on their Facebook page.
Jewish Abilities Alliance| Resources and strategies for supporting children who learn differently during virtual learning on the JAA website.
Jewish Education Collaborative | The Jewish Education Project Early Childhood and Family Engagement Team has created a Pinterest for families and teachers at home. This board resources for educators and parents focusing on Coronavirus itself, as well as Jewish communal responses and Passover resources. See the Pinterest board.
Israel American Council @Home| Offering activities for kids, teens, young professionals, and adults to stay connected to Hebrew, Israeli and Jewish heritage, online activism and to one another. More information on the IAC website.
Checking on Neighbors|Share this printable card to share with your neighbors if you are able to help others in need.
Repair the World | This one-page resource on caring for the sick in times of crisis.
Creating Connected Communities | CCC is collecting items to distribute to kids and families who are stuck at home while self-quarantining. Accepting donations of books, legos, toys and gifts.
Mask Donation Project | Own a sewing machine? Please consider making reusable masks for the community. Please watch this YouTube video for step by step instructions and contact Henry Siegelson for information about collection/drop off.
Donating food and household items to Kosher Food Pantry | Donations accepted on Tuesdays & Thursdays – see website for more information and list of items needed
Jewish HomeLife staff | Care Packages | Drop off an appropriate “care package” or “care package goods”, prepared by a healthy person, for their care givers and staff. These individuals are leaving their own families every day to care for our community’s families, putting themselves at risk to ensure our residents feel engaged, cared for and loved. Appropriate items include, but are not limited to, wrapped candy, power bars, granola bars, individual sized chips, crackers or cookies, individual sized nuts, pop-tarts, travel size hand sanitizer, lotion, mouthwash, toothpaste and toothbrushes, Emergen-C packets, individually wrapped tea bags or other “comfort” items. Drop off on Fridays at front of The William Breman Jewish Home.
Jewish HomeLife staff | Card and Notes | Send or drop-off kind and encouraging notes to the amazing caregivers, housekeepers and dietary staff who continue to care for our community’s loved ones with unwavering courage and dedication.
More volunteer opportunities from Repair The World | Volunteer opportunities: Stay engaged while social distancing: live list of volunteer opportunities and donation needs.
Services | Most synagogues are offering virtual programming. Check with your local synagogue for more information.
The Podcast from The Temple | Rabbis Peter Berg and Loren Filson Lapidus host this weekly podcast from The Temple, a Reform Jewish synagogue in midtown Atlanta. Delve into Jewish topics and get to know The Temple’s historic congregation and the Atlanta Jewish community through meaningful and fun conversations and interviews.
MyJewishLearning.org | A few Jewish learning resources to get you through these difficult days here.
Hillel at Home | Resources and virtual programs for college students looking to stay connected.
Partnership Region – Yokneam and Megiddo | Connect to our partnership region in Israel through their Facebook page, offering virtual programs and online activities for adults.
Jewish Time Podcast | A monthly podcast brought to you by the Atlanta Jewish Times
Atlanta Jewish Music Festival Spotify Lists|In times like these, it’s easy to forget about the little things that help make us feel better, like listening to music. We invite you to pause for second and listen here.
Georgia Center for Nonprofits | Nonprofit Guide to COVID Planning here.
The U.S. Small Business Administration | The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing disaster loans to impacted businesses and for the first time to nonprofits and churches. The loans will go directly through them at 2.75% interest. Funds are short term but can be amortized up to 30 years on a case by case basis. Apply here.
MobileCause | Has your fundraising event been cancelled? Click here for tips on how to shift your event to being virtual!