Haircuts and Hearts: Beautician Frieda Saenz Celebrates 50+ Years

April 2, 2024

On her first day on the job back in 1972, Frieda Saenz declared, “I’m never leaving here!” And she has certainly held true to her word so far. In November of this year, she’ll celebrate 52 years on the job as lead beautician and hairdresser at Jewish Home & Rehab Center. Our longest-tenured staff member, […]

Meet Barbara DeLeon, Nurse Manager for Our APU

February 6, 2024

SFCJL operates one of California’s few acute geriatric psychiatric hospitals. Only two counties (San Francisco and San Mateo) provide inpatient geropsychiatric care; in nearly half of California’s 58 counties, there is no local access to inpatient psychiatric care at all. Older adults from across California receive care in our acute psychiatric unit (known as our […]

The Key to Caring: Meet Our Director of Volunteer Services

Meet Keyatta (Key) Shade, our Director of Volunteer Services! We sat down with Key to talk about what brought him to campus more than five years ago, how he became involved working with volunteers, and what he continues to learn from our residents and patients. “I have always had an affinity for older adults and […]

A Zest for Life: Meet Tanja Nicklisch, Life Enrichment Coordinator

Tanja Nicklisch has always had a love for people. “I’m pretty good at connecting with just about anybody, and all the jobs I’ve had require that,” she says. An entrepreneurial artist at heart, Tanja owned her own tattoo shop in San Francisco for more than 20 years before becoming a wedding photographer. However, when the […]

New CEO Announced

June 1, 2023

Dr. Adrienne Green joins the SFCJL as its new CEO on July 18, 2023. Please enjoy this Q & A with Dr. Green, and join us in welcoming her to campus. Why did you choose to be a doctor?   As a student, I always knew that I wanted to do something in the sciences. I […]

Meet Our Life Enrichment Leaders

April 14, 2022

Judith DancerDirector of Life Enrichment, Jewish Home & Rehab Center Judith Dancer is the Director of Life Enrichment at the Jewish Home & Rehab Center. She leads the department that delivers enriching activities and events that engage the residents and help them feel their purpose on a daily basis. She also oversees and supports the […]

SFCJL Annual Service Awards

April 7, 2022

On Tuesday, April 5, the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living held its annual Service Award celebration to acknowledge employees’ years of service anniversaries and to announce the winners of the BRAVO Employee of the Year awards. Representatives from departments across our campus and leadership teams came together in the Barbro and Bernard Osher Performance […]

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 […]

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 […]