Who We Are

As the human services arm of the Jewish community, SJFS is dedicated to holistic, preventive, wellness-oriented integration of social and human services offered without regard to race or creed to all residents of Central New York. Syracuse Jewish Family Service helps individuals and families in the Jewish and general communities maximize their self determination, realize their potential and live with dignity. SJFS is guided by the Jewish values of community, family, respect, and autonomy, and promotes these values through programs that preserve and strengthen individual and family well-being.

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What We Do

SJFS is the area's go-to agency for broad expertise on issues of aging, which we define as "a developmental process starting at birth." Thus our team of caring professionals serves children, adults, older adults, families, groups, other professionals, and the community at large with our services, coordination of care, and education and training.

Our clinical and case management team, backed up by the longterm and home-based nursing and housing capacities of Menorah Park, provides holistic, integrated human services featuring counseling and mental health services, care management, brain health programming, advocacy, volunteering, outreach, and educational programming for the Jewish and general public, aging services and health care professionals.

SJFS also offers clinical internships, research, and field work opportunities through accredited local programs.

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What's New

Enrollment is open!

M-Power U: A Learning Community for Early Memory Loss, is now enrolling participants for a new section called Arts & Minds Community starting Friday, February 2 from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at Menorah Park.

This is a one-of-a-kind 4-hour weekly program using the arts to emphasize creative self expression, skill building, memory enhancement and more. It will also include the Arts and Minds Cafe (similar to a memory cafe) during the last hour. This program is open to people with early memory loss living in the community as well as their care partners.

Contact Ellen Somers, LMHC, for information and to apply.

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