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Lilian Gomez, a health care professional at The New Jewish Home’s Manhattan campus

A Caring Nurse Keeps COVID-19 Patients Connected With Their Families

Lilian Gomez has faced challenges before. As a young woman, she emigrated to New York from the Dominican Republic and built a new life for herself. And she experienced one of the most challenging years of her life, she says, when she studied to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). “My daughter was little at the time,” Lilian says, “and it was very hard going to school full-time and working full-time. I had classes from Monday through Friday, then I worked double shifts Saturday and Sunday.” 

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Faerella (Fae) Boczko, Board-Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders

How We’re Helping COVID-19 Patients Breathe and Communicate

When patients arrive at The New Jewish Home with tracheostomies after being hospitalized for COVID-19, their speech, breathing and swallowing are impaired. Our Department of Speech-Language and Swallowing Disorders — known for its excellent care — is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients like these.

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Celebrating Juneteenth with a poem by Maya Angelou

—Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, Director of Meaningful Life

Good afternoon to all at The New Jewish Home.

I want to wish you each a very Happy Juneteenth.

Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. Though President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation technically took effect on January 1, 1863, the true ending of slavery was not actually in effect until after the end of the Civil War in 1865. On June 19 of that year, Union Army General Gordon Granger announced federal orders in Galveston, TX, that all slaves held in Texas had been freed. The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified that December 6th formally ending and forbidding all non-penal slavery everywhere in the United States.

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In the name of justice and as an expression of our values

—Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, Director of Meaningful Life

Good Morning Jewish Home Manhattan

Today is Thursday, June 11.

We do important work every day at The New Jewish Home. Today is no exception. Yet today we have some different important work to do together. First at noon and then again at two PM all available staff are invited to join in front of the building for a vigil in memory of George Floyd and in solidarity with the protest movement that has grown up in the aftermath of his murder on May 25th. We will stand together for the 8 minutes and 46 seconds that robbed  him of his life.

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In memory of George Floyd

—Rabbi Sandy Bogin,
Sarah Neuman, The New Jewish Home – Westchester

June 11, 2020

Good afternoon everyone, this is Rabbi Bogin.

In a few minutes, at 2pm, those of us who are able will gather for a vigil at the front entrance of our building, in memory of George Floyd, who was recently murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis. We join together as human beings, as Americans, as the Sarah Neuman family.

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Feeling Hopeful

Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, Director of Meaningful Life

Today is Wednesday, June 10.

Hi there, Jewish Home Manhattan. 

I don’t know why, but I’m feeling hopeful. How come? Let’s investigate. I mean, the world is just as messy as it way yesterday, right?  There are some pretty bad things going on. But today, for whatever reason, I’m vibing on the good stuff.

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We Stand in Solidarity

A statement in support of our community and social justice from President and CEO Dr. Jeffrey Farber.

These past few months have been among the most harrowing of our lifetimes. Words alone cannot express the depth of gratitude and love we harbor toward the community for the kindness and generosity they’ve bestowed on our residents and frontline health care workers during this acute public health crisis.

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How about you?

—Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, Director of Meaningful Life

Good Morning Jewish Home Manhattan
Today is Monday, June 1. 

For a few weeks I was saving up a particular song for today’s message. It starts off like this:
I like New York in June. How about you?
I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?
I love a fireside, when a storm is due
I like potato chips, moonlight, motor trips, how about you?

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