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.”Read More
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.Read More
Throughout New York City, a network of small DIY manufacturers have been stepping up to help solve the personal protective equipment (PPE) shortage. They are sewing masks, building protective gear, and fabricating medical equipment needed to fight the spread of Covid-19.Read More
By STEWART AIN
April 7, 2020, 7:08 pm
Rabbi Jonathan Malamy, director of the Department of Meaningful Life (religious life and spiritual care) at the New Jewish Home in Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester, spoke last weekend with the families of three patients who had died in the hospital. They struggled to accept the news.
As doctors and nurses scurried past him, Rabbi Jason Kirschner, wearing an N95 respirator mask, stood outside the closed door of a Covid-19 patient at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan last week and recited prayers of healing.Read More
As seen in lohud. (part of the USA TODAY network): “Dr. Jeffrey Farber, president and CEO of the New Jewish Home, a health system that includes a nursing home in Mamaroneck, Westchester County, as well as other elderly care facilities in Manhattan, said the COVID-19 preparations have been steadily ramped up since February. Read More
Earlier this year, the New York State Health Department announced it would pursue a change in Medicaid reimbursements that would effectively cut nearly a quarter billion dollars in funding to hundreds of nonprofit nursing homes. As a mission-focused provider that has been proudly serving the community since 1848, we faced a choice: stand up to these cuts and fight for thousands of nursing home residents in New York State, or do nothing and jeopardize the quality of care they depend on. We chose to fight.Read More
Festival of Passover Honored at The New Jewish Home
The New Jewish Home, Manhattan, hosted a Seder for residents to honor the first night of the festival of Passover. As one of our well-attended and anticipated events, I’m pleased to share that this year, our Passover Seder reached a much broader audience. Three major TV news outlets featured the event (NBC 4, ABC 7 and Fox 5), as well as WPIX 11 and NTDTV (New Tang Dynasty Television).