Celebrating International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022

Today, International Women’s Day is celebrated in many countries throughout the world as a day to recognize the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. Its origin is closely linked to suffragist and labor movements in the early twentieth century in North America and Europe. At SFCJL, our observance of International Women’s Day and Women’s […]

Limud M’Kulam

March 1, 2022

By Katherine Tick Living Our Jewish Values is the new initiative we are undertaking, in partnership with the rabbis from the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, to strengthen the feeling of community and to enrich the spiritual experience for residents and their families, staff, and volunteers. This includes programs, activities, and events that are based […]

Meet the BAJHC Rabbis: Rabbi Jon Sommer

February 22, 2022

The Bay Area Jewish Healing Center (BAJHC) is dedicated to providing Jewish spiritual care to those living with illness, to those caring for the ill, and to the bereaved through direct service, education and training, and information and referral. Jewish Healing combines ancient tradition with modern tools to provide spiritual support for individuals and families […]

The Many Pets of SFCJL

February 20, 2022

From canine volunteers Frankie (featured in Jewish Senior Living Magazine 2010/11) and Boudreaux (featured in Jewish Senior Living Magazine 2014/15), our long-time tortoise-in-residence Elliot Shellman, and various tenants of the Jewish Home’s beloved bunny hutch to current furry inhabitants of Frank Residences and friendly, four-legged office mates, San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living has been […]

Meet Dennis Choe: Hospitality Manager for Frank Residences

February 11, 2022

by Fredi Aks Dennis Choe, the Hospitality Manager at Frank Residences, was born in 1972 in Seoul, South Korea, where his parents and younger brother still reside. He is a graduate of Seoul University, where he studied graphic design. Prior to coming to the United States, he worked for LG Corporation in Seoul as a […]

Living Our Jewish Values

February 2, 2022

In collaboration with the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, the SFCJL Life Enrichment and Jewish Life & Culture Departments, we are embarking on a new initiative using Jewish values to strengthen connections for—and to—our entire SFCJL community. The hope is that that by sharing the universality of the Jewish values that ground our work, we […]

Chef Liz’s Kugel Recipe

January 27, 2022

Some of Liz’s favorite dishes are traditional Jewish comfort food. She developed this kugel recipe for her beloved Jewish deli and Israeli street food cafe, Paulie’s Pickling. It’s really good! Ingredients 1 lb egg noodles  8 eggs 1/2 c. brown sugar  1/2 c. white sugar 2 tsp cinnamon  1 tsp vanilla  1 1/2 c. raisins  […]

Value Explained: The Relationship Between Volunteers and Physical Therapists at SFCJL

January 21, 2022

By Keyatta Shade, Director of Volunteer Services It is often said that volunteers are the lifeblood of an organization. The value of the dedication they bring to any nonprofit, especially in the healthcare industry, is sometimes hard to measure. At San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living, rehabilitation volunteers bring value to our licensed therapists, Orthopædic […]

Meet the Chefs of SFCJL

Robin FreemanExecutive Chef, Jewish Home & Rehab Center Robin Freeman is Executive Chef for the Jewish Home & Rehab Center. She designs all the menus and recipes and conducts the production team creating meals for the residents there. She says the best part of her job is when she gets to meet with the residents […]

Tu B’Shvat Celebrations

January 20, 2022

On Tuesday, January 18, SFCJL hosted two Facebook Live events to share our campus Tu B’Shvat celebrations with our broader community of family, friends, and supporters. In the Rosenberg Garden, Rabbi Natan Fenner, our partner with the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center, presided over the planting and dedication of a nectarine tree, joined by Judith […]