Dear friends,

It’s been a busy week of holiday events at the Jewish Home Family. The Gallen Day Center team was particularly delighted to have their own sukkah this year, for the first time in several years. The weather was not completely cooperative this week but they did manage to have a number of events in the sukkah and everyone loved it.

Boneh Olam 2018

At Jewish Home Assisted Living, the sukkah events all seemed to have a “food/beverage” theme and were enjoyed whether they took place in the sukkah or whether the weather drove indoors. Their “sukkah socials”included sangria in the sukkah, sushi in the sukkah and pizza in the hut!


Jewish Home at Rockleigh residents began their week with an afternoon of classical music on Sunday, featuring a Joan Gillman. They continue to do Community Choice programming and this week’s choices were bowling and Yiddish Club.


I know we use this weekly newsletter to keep everyone up-to-date on resident happenings but I would be remiss if I did not mention the loss this week of one of our long time board members, supporters and friends. Carl Epstein, who passed away on Tuesday, was a voice of wisdom and compassion. 


His efforts, as part of a small and committed group of individuals, created the Jewish Home at Rockleigh and his devotion to our organization, and its residents, never wavered. We were all blessed to have known him and will carry his memory and spirit with us always.


All the best,

Carol Signature

Carol Silver Elliott
The Jewish Home Family


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Volunteer Opportunity of the Week


It's not too late to join our dynamic cadre of volunteers who participate in “Opening Minds Through Art” or “OMA”. This cutting edge therapeutic art program, originating from Miami University in Ohio, is designed specifically for our residents who suffer with dementia. No artistic skill is necessary. You will be guided step-by-step through an amazing abstract art project as you work one-on-one with one of our residents. The session begins the week of October 8th.

For more info or to sign up, contact Director of Volunteers Stacey Orden at or 201-518-1175