Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund
In March 2020, at the initial stage of the pandemic, Jewish Home of Cincinnati provided funds to Jewish Family Service in response to needs created by the Covid-19 crisis. JHC supported funding for food, emergency financial assistance, counseling services, care management, and new technology to directly serve the senior constituent.
Since Fall 2020, Jewish Home of Cincinnati along with The Jewish Foundation, The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and individual community donors have collaborated in a partnership to provide relief support to the community. JHC’s role in the partnership has been to support organizations such as Jewish Family Service and the Mayerson JCC to provide much needed relief to seniors through meals, safe socialization through technology, emotional support and increased counseling.
The Harkavy/Berg Committee was established in 2005 by Max Harkavy as his Bar Mitzvah project in memory of his Grandfather, Frank Harkavy, Cedar Village’s first board chair. The fund became endowed in 2019 by a major gift from Gerald J. Robinson, the first Chair of the Harkavy/Berg Committee. The Harkavy Fund provides wonderful classes and entertainment for the residents and their families. This includes group/individual art and music programs provided by an art and music therapist, exercise classes, jewelry making classes, and more.
The Berg Fund was established by a bequest in 2005 from the Henry Berg Family. Berg Fund provides the residents with opportunities to visit museums, symphonies, ballets, operas, theater, concerts, lectures and special events in the community. It also provides for transportation to these venues and extra staff to assist residents who participate in these outings.
Josh Harkavy, Chair
Jeffrey Zipkin, M.D.
Rabbi Drew Kaplan, Cedar Village Director of Pastoral Care
Jude Jones, Music Therapist
Jessica Sebastian, Art Therapist
Tracey Hayes, Cedar Village Resident Life Department
Elizabeth Niewahner, Cedar Village Resident Life Department