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


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

Center for Healthy Living/OASIS classes

Enroll through Syracuse OASIS at www.upstate.oasisnet.org
o Sundays, 1/19; 2/16; 3/22; and 4/26, from 3pm - 5:30pm: “Views on Aging: Through the Movie Lens”, with SJFS Director Judith Huober, MS

o Wednesdays, 226-4/1, from 1:30pm - 3:00pm, “Zen and the Art of Graceful Aging” with Peg Miller, LMSW (at Fayetteville Library)

o Tuesday, 1/28 from 3:30pm - 4:30pm, “A Taste of Mind Aerobics” with Ellen Somers, LMHC (free)
o Tues-Thurs, 2/25-5/14, 3:30pm - 5:00pm, "Mind AerobicsTM: Mind Sharpener with Ellen Somers. Pre-screening required; contact Ellen at 315-446-9111, x225

New! M-Power U Now Enrolling for Parkinson's Community

Enrolling now: M-Power U — A Learning Community for Early Memory Loss: A Parkinson's Community, on Tuesdays from 9:30am to 1:30pm at Menorah Park. Launching in January 2020. Contact SJFS Assistant Director Ellen Somers at x. 225 to make an appointment for screening and information!

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