Our Mission

Menorah Park’s mission is to assure maximum independence and dignity offering a broad range of the highest quality of health, residential and community services. Menorah Park is committed to maintaining Jewish values and traditions.

our partnership

We are a proud member of the Association of Jewish Aging Services.

For over 100 years, Menorah Park has been committed to enriching the quality of life for older adults throughout Onondaga County and Central New York. Through a broad ranging continuum of care, we provide a variety of living and caring options in a relaxed, comfortable residential setting including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and an extended continuum of care that includes quality of life programming and facilities, and additional community-based services that allow the freedom of flexibility.

Menorah Park has been a leader in creating a variety of financial assistance and support packages to facilitate the frail and indigent adult while maintaining excellence in health and residential care.  Regardless of the ability to pay, Menorah Park seeks out those in the greatest need and provides safety and security as a basic need.  Menorah Park counsels families and individuals, feeds the hungry, assists the elderly and protects the vulnerable.  Our organization has all the elements needed to provide a more comprehensive, cohesive and holistic approach to healthy aging.  Our staff is specially trained in senior services and geriatric care.

our history

Over 100 years ago, an elderly Jewish man was left alone in the basement of a local synagogue. Jewish community leadership, under the guidance of Reverend Moses J. Braude, realized the need to protect their elderly. Today Menorah Park is their legacy. Since 1912, their vision has been cultivated and has grown to include one of the most comprehensive senior care facilities in Central New York, providing high-quality care

1965

Apartments for elderly couples are added onto the growing campus.

1975

The Rubenstein Pavilion is completed, increasing capacity to a 106-bed nursing care facility.

1981

The Heiman Center is added to the campus, greatly improving space and structure to the growing rehabilitation areas and social centers.

1997

The Oaks at Menorah Park is completed, creating a 50-apartment independent living retirement community. The Oaks broadened our focus to provide options for independent seniors looking for active retirement living.

2002

The Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center was built which includes The Terrace, a dedicated 40-bed unit for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illness. This state-of-the-art skilled nursing center includes 132 units providing both short-term rehab and long-term care needs. The original buildings were renovated to house The Inn at Menorah Park, our 51-apartment assisted living community

2009

Beit Tikvah Residence, a group home for woman with developmental disabilities, opens.

2010

IMPARA: The Rodney and Marjorie Fink Institute at Menorah Park for Applied Research on Aging is established.

2017

The Abraham Shankman Wellness Pavilion opens in our main building. Helping to enhance quality of life, wellness and independence are the Jim & Arlene Gerber Bistro, Fox’s Den Sports Bar, the Dr. Irving & Dorothy Goldman Piano Lounge, the Sephardic Home for the Aged Foundation’s Arts & Minds Community Room, and the Anne & Hy Miller Theatre.

1965

Apartments for elderly couples are added onto the growing campus.

1975

The Rubenstein Pavilion is completed, increasing capacity to a 106-bed nursing care facility.

1981

The Heiman Center is added to the campus, greatly improving space and structure to the growing rehabilitation areas and social centers.

1997

The Oaks at Menorah Park is completed, creating a 50-apartment independent living retirement community. The Oaks broadened our focus to provide options for independent seniors looking for active retirement living.

2002

The Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center was built which includes The Terrace, a dedicated 40-bed unit for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illness. This state-of-the-art skilled nursing center includes 132 units providing both short-term rehab and long-term care needs. The original buildings were renovated to house The Inn at Menorah Park, our 51-apartment assisted living community

2009

Beit Tikvah Residence, a group home for woman with developmental disabilities, opens.

2010

IMPARA: The Rodney and Marjorie Fink Institute at Menorah Park for Applied Research on Aging is established.

2017

The Abraham Shankman Wellness Pavilion opens in our main building. Helping to enhance quality of life, wellness and independence are the Jim & Arlene Gerber Bistro, Fox’s Den Sports Bar, the Dr. Irving & Dorothy Goldman Piano Lounge, the Sephardic Home for the Aged Foundation’s Arts & Minds Community Room, and the Anne & Hy Miller Theatre.

1965

Apartments for elderly couples are added onto the growing campus.

1975

The Rubenstein Pavilion is completed, increasing capacity to a 106-bed nursing care facility.

1981

The Heiman Center is added to the campus, greatly improving space and structure to the growing rehabilitation areas and social centers.

1997

The Oaks at Menorah Park is completed, creating a 50-apartment independent living retirement community. The Oaks broadened our focus to provide options for independent seniors looking for active retirement living.

2002

The Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center was built which includes The Terrace, a dedicated 40-bed unit for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illness. This state-of-the-art skilled nursing center includes 132 units providing both short-term rehab and long-term care needs. The original buildings were renovated to house The Inn at Menorah Park, our 51-apartment assisted living community

2009

Beit Tikvah Residence, a group home for woman with developmental disabilities, opens.

2010

IMPARA: The Rodney and Marjorie Fink Institute at Menorah Park for Applied Research on Aging is established.

2017

The Abraham Shankman Wellness Pavilion opens in our main building. Helping to enhance quality of life, wellness and independence are the Jim & Arlene Gerber Bistro, Fox’s Den Sports Bar, the Dr. Irving & Dorothy Goldman Piano Lounge, the Sephardic Home for the Aged Foundation’s Arts & Minds Community Room, and the Anne & Hy Miller Theatre.

Senior staff

Mary Ellen Bloodgood

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Erlebacher, MD FACP

Medical Director

Robert Wood

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Svendsen

Chief Operating Officer & Nursing Home Administrator

Cathy Reeves, RN

Director of Nursing

Kathy LaFex

Director, Human Resources

Susie Drazen

Director of Development, The Foundation at Menorah Park

Matt Lefever

Director, The Inn

Patricia Shepardson

Director, The Oaks & Ahavath Achim Apartments

Toni Cole

Director, Admissions

Board of Directors

Art Diamond, President

Bob Herman, Vice President

Harvey Lasner, Vice President

Luana Reeves, Secretary

Jon Maloff, Treasurer

Francine Berg

Barbara Black

Thomas Carello

Fran Ciardullo

Andy Fox

Paul Franklin

Allen Galson

Francine Goldstein

Joseph Greenman

Gwen Kay

Phyllis LaVine

David Newman

Brad Ozinsky

Todd Pinsky

Morey Pollack

Scott Saroff

Jeffrey Scheer

Mark Schulman

Steven Sisskind

Bruce Smith

Kathleen Steinmann

Jeffrey Watson

Robert Weiler

Gary Zausmer

Become part of  our compassionate team

We encourage you to consider joining our diverse team, dedicated to providing the highest quality health, residential and community services in our region.

Founded in 1912, The Jewish Home of CNY has evolved from a small rooming house in downtown Syracuse into a multi-level continuum-of-care organization on a 36-acre campus in DeWitt now officially known as Menorah Park. Menorah Park is a place where people come to live and to work.

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