A History of Caring

1995: Jared Neyman

AIDS Counseling Services

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.

HIV/AIDS Counseling

As a young gay man in the West Village, Jared felt like AIDs and even his own death, was inevitable, having become HIV positive in 1989. His diagnosis was a turning point; he found purpose in volunteering on the Gay Men’s Health Crisis hotline. Through GMHC, Jared was connected to Jewish Board counseling services. His counseling helped him manage his own health fears and anxiety and cope with the second-hand trauma stemming from his volunteer work. As his illness progressed, Jared received grief counseling, family group therapy, and drop-in volunteer visits.

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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