In Memory of Steven William Mayer, Dr. Joseph (Joe) Shoss, and Barbara Simon

Your Support is Vital

Families of those names listed to the left have selected our work as a charity in their memory. At this time of year, we appreciate your support for Count Me In, a program to provide Hanukkah gifts to low income children. Please use the form below to support all our services.

Make Donations to Alexander Jewish Family Service Below

Every donation ensures compassionate and professional resources for those who turn to Alexander JFS for support. (Tax ID: 74-1152607) To discuss a donation, contact Tiffany Dorsey,, (713) 986-7811 or Rachel Davis,, (713) 986-7806. If you are experiencing any difficulty making an online donation, please call (713) 667-9336 or email Tiffany Dorsey.

To send a donation by mail, please make out the check to Alexander Jewish Family Service, adding a note in the memo line if you are designating it to a specific program. Mail to 4131 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025.

Please select below the area you would like your donation to support.
If you would like to make a donation to a named fund that is held in our Houston Jewish Family Foundation, please visit the
HJFF donor page.

Ongoing Campaigns

Ongoing Campaigns

Count Me In

Giving the Gift of Hanukkah to Others

Our mission is to unite the community to brighten the lives of Jews of all ages by providing a donated gift card to purchase gifts and ritual items during the Hanukkah season. Each year Count Me In donates thousands of gifts to hundreds of children and adults during the Hanukkah season. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Family of four getting ready for Hanukkah

Holocaust Survivors

The remaining Holocaust survivors in our community are aging and in need of home-care to be able to stay in their residence.

Join us in support of our survivors. For this population, it is particularly important to avoid institutionalization, which may re-traumatize a survivor. As the remaining survivors age, Alexander JFS is honored to administer a home-care grant from the Conference on Material Claims Against Nazi Germany. This allows the agency precious resources to give dignity in the final years of a survivor's life.

Even with these funds, gaps remain. Often a survivor will cap their benefits by November and be faced with institutionalization at the end of the year until their benefits start again in January. When there is no family to provide funding, the survivor is faced with institutionalization.

Please join us to provide resources to allow survivors to stay in their own homes during the short period when benefits expire. Collectively, we are their family.

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