SJFS Staff

Administration

Judith Huober
Director
x.236

Peg Miller, LMSW
Intern Coordinator
x.166

Ellen Somers, LMHC
Assistant Director
x.225

Kristina Vanderwerf
Business Manager
x.196

Care Management

Deborah Ellis
Kosher Meals on Wheels Coordinator
x.256

Rob Hoston
E.I.S.E.P. Case Manager
x.229

Evelyn Harris Kinsey, MSW
Solutions Care Manager
x.230

Marianne Knych
E.I.S.E.P. Program
x.233

Marcin Zak, MHC
Solutions Care Manager
x.231

Community Mental Health, BeWell Initiative

David Donaghy, LCSW-R
Social Worker, Intake Coordinator
x.227

Bertha Jacobs, LCSW-R
Social Worker
x.235

Larry Crinnin
BeWell Program Associate
x.234

Gina Davis
BeWell Program Associate, M-Power U
x.234

Peg Miller, LMSW
BeWell Initiative Coordinator
x.166

Amanda Bingham
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern
x.228

Transportation

Robert Lee
Driver
x.234

Volunteers, Education and Outreach, Exceptional Needs

Deborah Ellis
Coordinator
x.256

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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