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 […]

Resident Profile: Patti Navarro

June 24, 2022

When Patti Navarro talks about her life, a word she often uses is proud. As the first transgender resident at the Jewish Home & Rehab Center (JHRC) on the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (SFCJL), she was instrumental in making its first PRIDE event happen. Working with staff to organize, she invited some of […]