Who They Are
EZRA’s services strive to alleviate homelessness, hunger, unemployment and other self-sufficiency barriers, while promoting health and wellness. In addition, EZRA offers social activities and holiday celebrations to ensure that Jews who live in poverty remain actively connected to their heritage. EZRA is funded through the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and is administered by Jewish Community Center of Chicago.
Our Jewish values dictate that we provide the resources necessary to help people live with dignity. EZRA, the Hebrew word for Help, is committed to “Tikkun Olam,” repairing the world. We do this through professional and compassionate interventions in response to human suffering with appreciation that all are created in God’s image; EZRA offers help to anyone in need.