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Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life
A Heritage of Caring, A Tradition of Excellence

Compassionate care for the aged. Steadfast support for families and caregivers. Comforting, homelike living environments. Pioneering approaches to service delivery. Pacesetting research on aging. Strong partnerships with our community. Commitment to Jewish life and learning.

Photo 1These are the hallmarks of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life—a private, nonprofit organization that has been a leader in caring for the Jewish aged for 140 years.

Since 1866, the Center and its predecessor agencies have supported our community’s most vulnerable citizens, the aged, providing them with unique living environments, enlightened care, companionship, educational and cultural enrichment, and a continuous connection to their Jewish heritage.

At the Abramson Center for Jewish Life we have changed and grown with our community, but our mission has remained constant: to enhance the quality of life of seniors through top-notch care, education and research.

Today, we continue our mission on our beautiful 72-acre campus, which features:

Our continuing commitment to the highest standards in eldercare include initiatives that focus on:

  • Quality of Life: We enhance the lives of our residents through social, spiritual, educational, cultural, and religious programs, in conjunction with comprehensive nursing and rehabilitative care.
  • Exceptional Care: We continuously train and support our dedicated staff in providing exceptional care in our state-of-the-art facility.
  • Innovation: We investigate and apply new technologies to the long-term-care setting in order to enhance the quality of care.
  • Research: Through our Polisher Research Institute, our residents and their families benefit from the latest research into aging concerns.
  • Community Outreach: We provide services that educate, counsel and provide support to families caring for seniors living in the community.
  • Palliative and Hospice Care: We ease suffering and provide support to seniors requiring long-term care who are nearing the end of life, and their families.
  • Multigenerational Programs: We involve individuals of all ages in campus life to help our residents stay connected to the community.

In keeping with the Center’s historic role in serving as a safety net for frail Jewish elders in need of nursing care, a majority of the elders living in the Abramson Residence—7 our of every 10—have no financial means and thus are recipients of state Medical Assistance. However, Medical Assistance reimbursement rates do not cover the actual cost of the care we provide to these elders, thus creating a substantial funding gap. Charitable contributions are vital to helping us bridge this gap so that we can continue to serve such a large number of needy elders.

Gifts of all amounts are greatly needed and appreciated. To learn more about how you can help, or to donate now, follow this link to Many Ways of Giving.

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