Who We Are

As the human services arm of the Jewish community, SJFS is dedicated to holistic, preventive, wellness-oriented integration of social and human services offered without regard to race or creed to all residents of Central New York. Syracuse Jewish Family Service helps individuals and families in the Jewish and general communities maximize their self determination, realize their potential and live with dignity. SJFS is guided by the Jewish values of community, family, respect, and autonomy, and promotes these values through programs that preserve and strengthen individual and family well-being.

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What We Do

If it has to do with aging, we do it — or we'll help get you to whoever does!

SJFS is the area's go-to agency for broad expertise on issues of aging, which we define as "a developmental process starting at birth." Thus our team of caring professionals serves children, adults, older adults, families, groups, other professionals, and the community at large with our services, coordination of care, and education and training.

Our clinical and case management team, backed up by the longterm and home-based nursing and housing capacities of Menorah Park, provides holistic, integrated human services featuring counseling and mental health services, care management, brain health programming, advocacy, volunteering, outreach, and educational programming for the Jewish and general public, aging services and health care professionals.

SJFS also offers clinical internships, research, and field work opportunities through accredited local programs.

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What's New

New Designation: Aging Life Care Professionals

Several SJFS staff have attained certification as Aging Life Care professionals. See the ALCA website for more.

New in 2019: AgeWise Planning Advisors

Want to start building a relationship with an expert in aging? Don't need assistance yet, but you'd like some information about getting ready for when you might want that more regular support and on-going guidance? Try our new program, modeled after your relationship with a financial planner: AgeWise Planning Advisors. The initial work-up, for $375,  includes 3 1.5-hour sessions in your home, a written, individualized action plan and up to 4 annual 30-minute telephone/email check-ins. An annual “check-up” thereafter, for $175, includes a 1.5-hour in-home session and an update of the action plan. At any time you may transfer to our care management program, AgeWise Solutions. 

Mind AerobicsTM

Call us for your screening and learn about our new suite of cognitive programs

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