The Center is founded on the belief that no one should spend their final days in pain, in fear or alone. That’s why MJHS and UJA-Federation of New York collaborated to create the Center for Jewish End of Life Care — a natural evolution of our collective work, grounded in our communal values.
A Nationally-Recognized, Award-Winning Resource
The Center for Jewish End of Life Care continues to receive national recognition:
- AJAS (Association of Jewish Aging Services) Jewish Programming Award – recognizes Jewish programs developed and implemented by AJAS organizations that are innovative, creative and specifically designed to enhance the spiritual well-being of the older adults they serve
- LeadingAge New York Innovation of the Year Award – presented annually in recognition of programs which demonstrate vision and creativity thereby promoting quality care and services to the elderly.
How You Can Participate
Submit your questions to our experts and share your own experiences. We welcome all contributors to our ongoing conversation about Jewish end-of-life care. Join our community of compassionate caregivers – those of us who affirm every moment of one’s life.
See the panel to the right side of each page to join the conversation with Center experts or send a comment or question to us.
About the Center’s Sponsors
MJHS is one of the most expansive health systems in New York, offering home health, hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing, adult day health care, and health plans. MJHS was founded in 1907 by the Four Brooklyn Ladies. Generous charitable support from their community allowed them to establish the Brooklyn Ladies Hebrew Home for the Aged. Rooted in the core values of compassion, dignity and respect, the home offered frail, elderly members of the community quality health care and a safe place to live in their time of greatest need. Today, those same core values continue to guide us. Caring every minute, every day.
For more than 90 years, UJA-Federation of New York has been a central force for communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community. Through UJA-Federation, close to 60,000 donors pool their resources to help people in need, inspire a passion for Jewish life and learning, and strengthen Jewish communities around the world — to address the issues that matter to us most, as Jews and as New Yorkers. Working with nearly 100 network beneficiary agencies – including MJHS, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations – our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 60 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. Because we do the most good when we do it together.