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Syracuse Jewish Family Service at Menorah Park

Hodes Way, 4101 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13214

Telephone: 315-446-9111   Fax: 315-446-1537    Email: info@sjfs.org

Learn more about SJFS! Click HERE to download a brochure!


**Coming on January 23, 2017**

First in the Region: Syracuse Jewish Family Service Launches M-Power U., A Learning Community for Early Memory Loss

Syracuse Jewish Family Service at Menorah Park is launching a new program unique to the Central New York region: A social program geared expressly to individuals experiencing mild symptoms of memory problems or diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or early stage dementia.  M-Power U., A Learning Community for Early Memory Loss will provide a fun, interesting and comfortable way for people to learn and practice ways to:

  • Adopt a brain healthy lifestyle
  • Acquire techniques to help deal with memory loss or other cognitive changes
  • Develop a social and supportive network with others who are dealing with similar issues
  • Obtain information and resources to help manage and cope with current and anticipated needs 

Please note that a screening interview and an intake assessment with the person and his/her care partner is required to enroll in the program.


Celebrating the conclusion of Family Time with the Family Service Fall '16 season:

Sunday, December 11

Syracuse Jewish Family Service requests the honor of your presence/participation at a unique event:

Gentle yoga flow with live music, meditation, followed with a drum circle

Experience the collaboration of 

Jimbo Talbot of DRUMQUEST and

JCC Yoga instructor Linda Santanam

Let's Drum and Flow!

DATE: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

TIME:  12:45-2:00 p.m.

LOCATION:  Dance Studio

                       Jewish Community Center of Syracuse

                       5655 Thompson Rd.

                       DeWitt, NY 13214

COST: Free; No one turned away, $10 minimum donation requested to support Syracuse Jewish Family Service's family wellness programming

RSVP: 315-446-9111 x234 to reserve space and a drum*

 Or email Deborah: EllisD@sjfs.com

Click here to go to our Facebook Event Page

Click here to view our event flier!




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Our Staff and How to Contact Us

Administration Extension
Judith Huober Director 236 HuoberJ@sjfs.org
Ellen Somers, LMHC Assistant Director 225 SomersE@sjfs.org
Peggy Miller, LMSW Internship Coordinator 234 MillerP@sjfs.org
Kristina Vanderwerf Business Manager 196 KVanderwerf@menorahparkofcny.com
General Information 234
Care Management
Evelyn Kinsey, MSW Solutions Care Manager 230 KinseyE@sjfs.org
Tessa Wood, LMSW Solutions Care Manager 231 WoodT@sjfs.org
Rob Hoston E.I.S.E.P. Case Manager 229 HostonR@sjfs.org
Kristoff Jaeck E.I.S.E.P. Case Manager 226 JaeckK@sjfs.org
Danielle Schneider E.I.S.E.P. Case Manager 233 SchneiderD@sjfs.org
Deborah Ellis Kosher Meals on Wheels Coordinator 256 EllisD@sjfs.org
Community Mental Health, BeWell Initiative
David Donaghy LCSWR Intake Coordinator/Social Worker 227 DonaghyD@sjfs.org
Bertha Jacobs, LCSWR Social Worker 227 JacobsB@sjfs.org
Rosalie Young, LCSWR Social Worker 237 YoungR@sjfs.org
Peggy Miller, LMSW BeWell Initiative Coordinator 234 MillerP@sjfs.org
Larry Crinnin BeWell Program Associate CrinninL@sjfs.org
Gina Davis BeWell Program Associate, M-Power U. 234 DavisG@sjfs.org
Ginai Prosper Clinical Intern 228 ProsperG@sjfs.org
Marcin Zak Clinical Intern 228 ZakM@sjfs.org
Rebekah Sons Clinical Intern 228 SonsR@sjfs.org
Yu-Syuan Liang Clinical Intern 228 LiangY@sjfs.org
Call for Transportation and/or Medical Appointment Companion/Advocacy 234
Volunteers, Education and Outreach, Exceptional Needs
Deborah Ellis Education, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator 256 EllisD@sjfs.org