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March 31, 2020

On March 27, 2020, the president signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The $2 trillion aid package will provide financial aid to families and businesses impacted by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.  We’re sure you’re wondering what’s in the 2020 Coronavirus Relief Act (CARES) and how it will affect you? 
To shed some light on the CARES Act, we are passing along this article, Analyzing The CARES Act: From Rebate Checks To Small Business Relief For The Coronavirus Pandemic, authored by the Director of Advisor Education for Kitces.comJeffrey Levine, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CWS®, MSA. It does a thorough job of explaining how this new legislation will provide relief for individuals and businesses that are negatively impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Here at the Jewish Federation of NEPA, we are confident that together we will weather this storm, just as we have during times of crisis in the past. We are fortunate to live in one of the most resilient communities anywhere. We will continue to keep you apprised of new resources and developments as we move through this challenge together.

May you and your loved ones stay well.

Esther Adelman, president
Mark Silverberg, executive director

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