A History of Caring

1992: Jennifer Santana

Transition Center

The Jewish Board’s rich history is woven from countless lives. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we’re sharing stories of the people we might have served over the decades through our myriad predecessor organizations. We hope that glimpses of these imagined lives — which have been inspired by original historical research — will give you a vivid snapshot of what 150 years of caring for New Yorkers was like.

Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention

Jennifer thought Alejandro, her husband of 10 years, was going to kill her. Forbidden from working, she felt trapped in their tiny Ridgewood apartment until Alejandro’s battery put her in the hospital with a punctured lung and concussion. She realized then that she didn’t want her kids to see her die. As soon as she left the hospital, she and her Jewish Board caseworker picked up her kids from school and went directly to the agency’s domestic violence Transition Center, where she could get housing and legal help to start a new life.

Join us in looking back at those we served and meet more of the New Yorkers we supported in the last 150 years.

Celebrating 150 Years of Care

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