Advocates Needed: Help Support the Jewish Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic

During this time of uncertainty amid the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government is moving quickly to provide aid to communities in need. We are asking for your help to ensure that the most vulnerable are taken care of and that Jewish non-profit organizations are included as part of the stimulus package.

Please make the call TODAY to Senator Bob Menendez and Senator Cory Booker to ask for their support of Jewish non-profits during the coronavirus pandemic. Contact information for both senators and sample scripts are included below.

Thank you for your help and support during these unprecedented times.

Contact Information

Senator Bob Menendez (202) 224-4744; 

Senator Cory Booker     (202) 224-3224; 

Sample Call and Email Scripts


Thank you, Senator Menendez/Booker, for everything you have done to lead this country at this difficult time. I am calling on behalf of the Jewish community because I am concerned about the most vulnerable among us.

As you consider your priorities for the new Senate stimulus package, I ask you to support nonprofits with $60 billion in aid, new charitable tax aid incentives for donors, additional funding and flexibility for health care workers, and assistance to the millions of hungry students out of school and homebound older adults and people with disabilities.  Thank you for your time.


*[Feel free to cut and paste into the Message box on form]

Dear Senator:

I am involved in our local Jewish community in South Jersey and I want to thank you for the work you have done to demonstrate leadership during this time of need for so many. 

Nonprofits across America, such as our Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey and our family of agencies, provide food, counseling and other basic needs to hundreds of thousands of people every day, regardless of faith, background or ability to pay. We are writing to ask for your continued support of this vital work, and that you please include the following priorities as you negotiate a new stimulus package:

• $60 billion in economic stimulus for the nonprofit sector to help maintain operations; enhanced

charitable tax incentives including a universal above-the-line charitable contribution deduction; and

paid emergency leave and family leave for larger social service agencies.


• Additional support for state Medicaid programs by raising the federal medical assistance percentage

by 10%; increased flexibility for telehealth for the delivery of health services and counseling; and

enhanced reimbursements to cover increased health staffing costs.


• Increased flexibility and additional resources for the delivery of food to vulnerable populations; a $100

million expansion in the Emergency Food and Shelter Program; and enhanced home- and community based COVID-19-related services for seniors and people with disabilities.

We need your help to ensure that our community continues to provide support to those that need it most during this public health crisis and beyond.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


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