Our Community

Menorah Park

Syracuse Jewish Family Service joined the Menorah Park continuum of care in 2009, and today operates under the Menorah Park umbrella as its human services arm connecting the campus to the general community. On campus we provide clinical consultation, BeWell Initiative programming such as Learning Groups and BeWelll Institute offerings, as well as care management: at The Oaks, The Inn, the Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center, at the Rothschild Medical Adult Day program, Ahavath Achim Apartments, and Beit Tikvah Group Home. With our sister agency IMPARA: The Marjorie and Rodney Fink Institute at Menorah Park for Applied Research on Aging, we conduct innovative programming and research in the area of geriatric mental health and wellbeing in later life.


Community Collaborations

We are proud to partner with these agencies:

Christopher Community, Inc

PACE CNY

Onondaga County Office for Aging

Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

Human Services Leadership Council of Central New York

Caring Community Advocates

Syracuse Area Domestic and Sexual Violence's Elder Justice Committee

Alzheimer's Association, Central New York Chapter


Community Partners

We are proud and grateful for funding from and collaboration with the following:

Jewish Home of CNY Foundation of Syracuse

Jewish Federation of Central New York

United Way of Central New York

Brookdale Foundation

Price Chopper's Golub Foundation

Pomeranz, Shankman & Martin Charitable Foundation

Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation

Richard S. Shineman Foundation


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.

Center for Healthy Living/OASIS classes

Register at Syracuse OASIS
o Thursdays, Sept 20-Nov 8, 1:00pm - 2:15pm, “Poetry as Spiritual Practice: An Intergenerational Women’s Experience” (women OASIS members and SU and LeMoyne students) with poet and poetry teacher Gloria Heffernan

o Sundays, 9/30, 10/21, 11/18, 12/16, from 3pm - 5:30pm: “Views on Aging: Through the Movie Lens”, with SJFS Director Judith Huober

o Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Nov. 13, from 2:30pm - 3:30pm, “Zen and the Art of Graceful Aging” with Peg Miller, LMSW

o Tuesdays, Oct. 9-Nov. 20 (no class Oct. 16), from 10am - 11:30am, “Lifelong Brain Health” with Ellen Somers, LMHC

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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