Health & Rehabilitation Center

Jewish Health & Rehabilitation Center

Whether you’re looking for a rehabilitation or senior living facility from home or in the hospital, Menorah Park of CNY is here to help. We are accepting applications from those seeking high-quality care and accommodations in Central New York at The Jewish Health & Rehabilitation Center, one of our premier facilities for those seeking a senior living home that is mindful of the Jewish faith and its practices.

To learn more about rehabilitation, senior living, and The Jewish Health & Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse, NY, contact Menorah Park of CNY today.

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 Exercise room in health and rehabilitation facility

Care Services

Restoring independence and promoting well-being

The Jewish Health & Rehabilitation Center proudly offers the following healthcare and rehabilitation services, designed to restore an individual’s independence and promote wellbeing:

Physical Therapy

Upon acceptance to our facility, each new resident is given a physical exam, which informs our medical staff on the best course of physical therapy. This will include a combination of exercises in your room, as well as our fitness facility.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is designed to improve your functional capabilities. This makes day-to-day tasks much easier to complete and helps you regain a sense of control over your actions. You’ll work in the fitness center with one of our therapists and also be given exercises to do in your room.

Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology

Patients may be recommended speech and language therapy to strengthen their ability to speak or, in some cases, help those who have difficulty swallowing. An audiological evaluation may also be called for if your doctor thinks a hearing aid would be beneficial.

Care Coordination Team

Throughout your stay you will be meeting with several members of our team to oversee you medically and to help you reach your goals.

Dr. Mark Erlebacher

Medical Director and Attending Physician, 1st floor & Terrace

Dr. Jeffrey Sneider

Attending Physician, 2nd floor

Joanne Speicher, RN, NP

Nurse Practitioner
Ext. 220


Jacinta Vondell

Chief Nursing Officer/Director of Nursing

315-446-9111 x224

Christine Hansen

Registered Dietitian

315-446-9111 x148

Kelsey Persons

Director of Activities

315-446-9111 x214

Skilled Nursing

In addition to our rehabilitation, Menorah Park is home to many residents who need ongoing nursing supervision. Depending on their needs, our building has different areas to reflect the needs of our residents. Each section trains staff according to the needs of the residents served. We also schedule activities and social events to meet the needs of our residents.

The First Floor unit of the Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center focuses more on the needs of residents that are alert, oriented, and socially active. This floor accommodates the needs of both long-term care and rehabilitation residents.

The Second Floor unit of the Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center focuses more on the needs of long-term care residents that have higher clinical needs.

The Terrace unit is specially designed to meet the needs of residents with more advanced Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our professional team has received the Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC) certification by Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, which follows the GEMS™ model of brain and brain changeability recognition. This certification allows for the best care for our memory care residents as well as providing our team the support they need to provide personalized care.

The Terrace provides the same comprehensive nursing home care and services in a safe setting, with specialized memory care from trained professionals.

In 1990, our skilled nurses established the Chai Unit. This was the beginning of our dedication to memory care in Syracuse, NY. Our memory care facility, The Terrace, was dedicated in 2002. Memory care at Menorah Park has focused on our residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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Exercise and Rehabilitation Facility


Our nursing home enhances the sense of self

The Jewish Health & Rehabilitation Center offers a host of activities to enhance the sense of self. There are recreational forms of therapy, as well as physical activities and programs, designed to exercise cognitive abilities and decrease anxiety and depression – all while bolstering the following:

  • Body-mind awareness
  • Emotional expression
  • Mobility
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-expression
  • Socialization

February 2024 1st/2nd Floors Activities Calendar
February 2024 Terrace Activities Calendar



Delicious meals daily

The Jewish Health & Rehabilitation Center serves only kosher foods through our dining hall. Meanwhile, each room is non-kosher, which means you can enjoy any food you’d like in the privacy of your own home. Each resident receives three delicious meals per day on their floor, which are customized to recognize the individual’s dietary needs. Our individualized meal plans can be designed with parameters such as:

  • Consistent carbohydrate diet for diabetics
  • Low cholesterol
  • No additional salt
  • Renal


Dining Room

Features and Amenities

Campus offerings

The gift shop is temporarily closed.

There is a gift shop within The Jewish Health & Rehabilitation Center for residents and their visitors. There, residents can also set up a personal cash account at the Reception Desk for the Beauty & Barbershop located in our facility. Should they need to send mail, they can buy stamps and mail whatever they need from the Reception Desk, as well.

Gift Shop

Admissions and Applications

Want to be part of our community?

Applying to The Jewish Health & Rehabilitation Center is a simple process. You can print out and complete our application here. Once your application is received, a member of our admissions team with meet with you personally to review requirements that must be fulfilled before you’re admitted, as well as assist you in completing requisite paperwork. Any additional questions you may have can be answered by our professionals on the spot. We proudly accept Medicare, along with almost every primary health insurance plan.  Click HERE for our private pay rates per month.

For more information contact:

Kevin Sweeney

Director of Admissions
Ext. 112



If you’re receiving visitors, they must schedule a visit ahead of time, and upon arrival, they must complete our screening process before being allowed into your suite. The visitation rules are as follows:

  • Please don’t visit if you are not feeling well
  • Preferred visiting hours are 10am -7pm
  • All visitors are required to sign in, temp check, and attest that they are not symptomatic
  • All visitors must wear a mask upon entry
  • Visitors are to remain in the location designated for that visit.
  • Visits last 30 minutes.
  • Staff will periodically check in on each visit to ensure that everyone adheres to visitation protocol.
  • Two visitors are allowed at a time, and those under 16 years of age are allowed to visit if they’re accompanied by anyone 18 years or older.

Questions? Concerns? Contact our administrator at 315.446.9111, Ext. 133.