COVID-19 RESOURCES AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Below you will find a community resource guide with information for not only your local Jewish community, but city information and other resouces from the WHO and the CDC. If you or your family need help and you cannot find the resources you need here, please don't hesitate to reach out to info@jewishjacksonville.org and we will assist you in any way we can.

 

 

 

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These are uncertain, challenging times for the world, our country, Israel and our community. The Jewish Federation & Foundation of Northeast Florida is ready to fulfill the mandate of “kol yisrael arevim zeh b’zeh” (all of Israel are responsible for one another). Our shared Jewish values provide a roadmap for weathering this coronavirus storm. As always, we translate those values into actions that define us: saving lives, caring for the sick and performing acts of loving kindness. Obviously, it is not business as usual. Though our office is closed, we remain very much open for business to help the hungry, the sick and others at-risk.

 

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Family Resources

 

Passover Resources, Tips and Ideas - Whether you're celebrating in isolation or considering joining or hosting a virtual Seder, this link provides idea, resources and more for the upcoming holiday. 

 

JCA Virtual - The JCA building is closed until April 16th at 1:00 PM. Until that time, they still continue to serve our community with a host of engaging virtual activities, resources and lessons. 

 

PJ Library -  A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up.

 

Jewish Family & Community Services - 

  • Federation, and members of the community, have committed over $100,000 to the First Coast Relief Fund. These funds can be accessed through JFCS for members of our Jewish community. Please call Hilary for more information: 904-394-5722.

  • The Max Block Food Pantry will have bagged food available for pick-up between 1-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at our Dupont location (6261 Dupont Station Court East). When you come to the food pantry, please park in a numbered space in front of the pantry, stay in your vehicle, and turn on your hazard lights. Someone will come to your vehicle to assist you.

  • Teletherapy is currently being offered either online or over the phone. Counseling is offered on a sliding scale based on income. Many different insurnaces are also accepted, including Medicaid. Call 904-394-5706 to schedule an appointment.

Volunteering

 

The Jewish Federation and Foundation of Northeast Florida is constantly assesing the growing needs in our community. We are in touch with our synagogues and agencies to determine where needs are greatest and what actions can make all the difference. To sign up for volunteer efforts during this time to help our Jewish Community, please click here.

Israel

 

JewishAgency for Israel - JAFI is working closely with Israel’s Ministry of Health and other relevant bodies and with local partners, dealing with services and work related to the thousands of olim (immigrants to Israel), program participants, Shlichim (Israeli emissaries), their missions, and others on the ground in affected areas. Learn more through the link.

 

JDC - JDC is ensuring the safe provision of supplemental food, medicines, medical care, hygiene supplies and training, as well as the deployment of programs to battle loneliness and retrain the unemployed. Learn more about our oversea partner throught the link.

For Your Home

 

NowInStock.net - Keep an eye on online restocks of much needed items, like household cleaners, hand soap and toilet paper. *Note, Amazon is now restricting the purchase and delivery of certain items and prioritzing sale and delivery of said items to hospitals and government organizations.

 

Federal Housing Finance Agency - Mortgage assitance and other imporant information regarding home loans, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae announcements.

 

Internet Essentials by Comcast - Need low-cost WiFi capability at home? Comcast currently offers Internet Essentials to eligible low-income households. New customers recieve two months of free service.

 

JEA - JEA is suspending disconnects of water and electricity during this time. If you are unable to pay your bill, you may request an extension or other payment arrangement.

 

IRS - The IRS has moved the deadline to both FILE and PAY income taxes from April 15th to July 15th. For more information about tax relief and the forthcoming Economic Impact Payments, follow the link.

  • Have an IRA and haven't taken your RMD? The CARES Act includes a provision which waives the RMD requirement for 2020. For your information about how this will impact your finances, cick HERE.

 

NPR - This recent NPR article share helpful tips and resources regarding filing for unemployment, how to skip payments on mortgages, auto loans, and more. (As of 3/30/20)

 

Restaurant Employee Relief Fund - The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Through this Fund, grants will be made to restaurant industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, including a decrease in wages or loss of employment.

 

For Your Business

 

CARES Act - For everything you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program being passed through Congress. Click the link for the most up to date information about eligibilty, application process and more.

 

Some Things Small Businesses Should Know About the Paycheck Protection Program:

·       To be eligible through your bank, a customer must have a business loan, business deposit account or business credit card as of 2/15/20.  Non-customers should be referred to their primary bank or to the SBA website.

·       The application link (this will be digital process) will be added to your bank's PPP website when it’s ready.

·       Your bank will launch the program when ready and target date is 4/3.

 

JaxChamber - Own a local business? Check out the JaxChamber resources page for information regarding loans, funding, employee benefits, the CARES Act, and more.

 

Florida SBDC -  Currently providing access to the disaster capital and resources your business needs to recover, rebuild and grow. Their site includes details about Federal and State Small Business Disaster Loan Programs; information on Where to Find Assistance; Additional Resources; and more.

 

Support Local - An initiative that lets you show support for your favorite local businesses. Search for your favorite by name or by city, and purchase a gift card or other online merchandise to help them through this difficult time. Own a business and don't see yours listed? Add it today!

 

COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center - A collection of resources by Hello Alice or your small business, including tips for enhacning your online presence, how to effectively work from home, financial aid and government news and more. Highlight: Hello Alice is offering $10,000 Emergency Grants for small businesses. Click the link to apply!

Kosher Food Options

 

Gili's Kitchen: Currently offering free delivery within a three mile radius until further notice. Online ordering is also available. 904-475-1400.

 

Margo's Catering: Currently offering Take Out meals for the Jacksonville community. Link reflects the most current menus available for take out and Passover ordering.

 

Tomato Crush: Open for take out only. Contact 216-346-0007 for order placement.

Preparation and Prevention

 

For up to date information on ways to keep your family safe during this time, please refer to the CDC or the WHO.

COVID-19 Drive - Thru Testing Sites

 

For up to date information on the location of testing sites, click here.

 

Synagogue Information

 

For the most recent information regarding synagogue services and outreach, please click the individual logo for our Northeast Florida congregations.

Beth El the Beaches Synagogue

Congregation Ahavath Chesed - The Temple

Jacksonville Jewish Center

Etz Chaim Synagogue

 

Temple Bet Yam

First Congregation Sons of Israel

City of Jacksonville

 

For the most up to date information on the City of Jacksonville's response to COVID - 19, click here.

 

City of St. Augustine

 

For the most up to date information on the City of St. Augustine's response to COVID -19, click here.