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

M-Power U: A Learning Community for Parkinson's Disease

The latest in SJFS’ innovative M-Power U series, this is an ongoing, weekly 4-hour social and learning program for people affected by PD. Empower yourself to take charge of your emotional, cognitive, and physical health to mitigate the impact of early cognitive changes and improve your overall wellness! Supportive services are also available to family members and other care partners, such as counseling, coaching and care management.

MPU/Parkinson’s will provide a stimulating, fun and comfortable environment supporting participants’ ability to:

• Adopt a healthy lifestyle to support cognitive and physical function

• Acquire techniques to help deal with associated cognitive challenges

• Develop a supportive network with others who are dealing with similar issues

• Obtain information and resources to help manage and cope with current and anticipated changes

Contact Ellen Somers at 315-446-9111 x225 for more information.