Kosher Meals On Wheels

Kosher Meals on Wheels provides a choice range of delicious, nutritious, affordable kosher meals home-delivered across the Greater Syracuse area, prepared under the supervision of the Syracuse Va’ad Ha’ir in Menorah Park’s kitchens.


Are you 60 years old or older and wish to observe Kosher or Halal?

Are you unable to shop on a permanent or temporary basis, or prepare meals for yourself because of illness, injury, disability, or other limitations?

Are you recuperating at home, or can’t shop because of inclement weather, or just need some help to tide you over a difficult period?



Friendly volunteers bring Kosher Meals on Wheels right to your home, with delivery sets that include 2 meals providing 2/3 of the daily nutritional needs of an older adult, with juice, milk, and dessert. Medical diets are available as ordered by your physician.

The Kosher Meals on Wheels Coordinator performs regular needs assessments in your home and will provide information and link you to get other benefits, to the Syracuse Jewish Family Service continuum of care management, and to the County social services safety net.


Deliveries are made each week between 11 am and 1 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. We can supply up to seven days’ worth of freshly made meals per week in multiple deliveries, according to your choice. We request a day’s notice for any changes to the delivery schedule or number of delivery sets ordered.

How much

Clients are asked to make a voluntary contribution to help defray the cost of meals ($9 per delivery set). No client is turned away due to an inability or unwillingness to contribute.


Please call Deborah Ellis, Kosher Meals on Wheels coordinator, at 315-446-9111, x. 256, or email Deborah Ellis.

Upcoming Events

Mind AerobicsTM

Contact Ellen Somers, SJFS Assistant Director, to learn about enrolling in these weekly classes. Mind AerobicsTM classes are organized by cognitive level and participants are grouped into classes based on their cognitive function. Each level has 24 one hour sessions over the course of 12 weeks taught by trained Mind AerobicsTM instructors.

Introducing: Arts and Minds Cafe, 2:30-3:30pm free through September!

All members of the community with early memory loss concerns, and their care partners, are welcome to join us for the Arts and Minds Cafe during the final hour of the Arts and Minds Community. From 2:30-3:30 pm, enjoy a social hour, refreshments, and an expressive arts activity. (No pre-screening or pre-registration required)

Center for Healthy Living/OASIS classes

  • Views on Aging: Through the Movie Lens: Sundays, 3-5:30pm
  • Poetry as a Pathway to Spirituality in Later Life: Thursdays Sept 9-Nov 8, 1-2:15pm
  • Zen and the Art of Caregiving: Thurs 
  • Lifelong Brain Health

M-Power U Now Enrolling for Arts and Minds Community

M-Power U — A Learning Community for Early Memory Loss: We are now  enrolling participants for a new section called An Arts and Minds Community on Fridays starting February 16 from 11:30am to 3:30pm at Menorah Park. Contact SJFS Assistant Director Ellen Somers at x. 225 to make an appointment for screening and information!

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