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

M-Power U: An Arts and Minds Community

Contact Ellen Somers, SJFS Assistant Director, to learn about enrolling in this weekly 4-hour M-Power U session.

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

  • Views on Aging: Through the Movie Lens: Continues Sunday, 5/27, 6/24, 3-5:30pm; $10/series
  • Poetry as a Pathway to Spirituality in Later Life: Weds/ 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 9-11am; $15/series
  • Zen and the Art of Caregiving: Thurs 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 6-7:30pm; $15/series
  • Advance Care Planning: Tues 5/8, 5/22; 10-11:30am; $10/series
  • Gift of Grace Conversation Game: Tues 5/15, 10-11:30am; $5

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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