Making Meaning in the Kitchen

April 24, 2024

This year, with support from Sinai Memorial Chapel’s century-old tradition of Ma’ot Chitim, or wheat money, we kashered our kitchens for Passover 5784. Dennis Choe, our director of dining services, was so moved by participating in such an ancient ritual that he wrote the following message, which we are pleased to share with you, along with […]

Balancing Life Through Art: Meet Esther

August 30, 2023

Art has always been an important part of Esther Mugar’s life. A native New Yorker, Esther grew up in the Bronx as an only child and remembers how artistically inclined her mother was. “My mother was a housewife because that was how it was back then, but she used to paint whenever she could,” says […]

A Century of Music

July 24, 2023

We love when our very own residents fill our hallways with music! Meet Jewish Home resident Dora Balter. Dora emigrated to the United States in 1981 at the age of 61 and continued her life as a pianist in San Francisco’s Richmond district. She played professionally at the former Geary Street restaurant Russian Renaissance and […]

Black History Month – Music as Protest

February 10, 2023

On February 8, in honor of Black History Month, residents from both the Jewish Home & Rehab Center and Frank Residences gathered for an exclusive film screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, “This is National Wake,” followed by a Q & A with the film’s director, Mirissa Neff. “This is National Wake” is a profound documentary that […]

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 […]

Making Masks for Purim

March 16, 2022

Purim is a joyous holiday celebrating the saving of the Jews from a threatened massacre at the hands of an evil Persian vizier, Haman. The story of Purim is told in the Book of Esther, whose eponymous heroine plays the leading role in saving her people. The holiday is traditionally celebrated with wild abandon and […]