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Rabbi's Corner - Summer 2019

Federation Housing’s Rabbi Sandra Berliner was the recipient of the NAJC (Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains) Award for Outstanding Service. A dinner was held in her honor at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ on May 7, 2019. In September 2007, “Rabbi Sandi” began her career at Federation Housing as our part-time in-house Rabbi/Chaplain. She now wears “2 yarmulkes” for Federation Housing, in her additional role as part-time Service Coordinator for Sidewater Apts. and the Florence E. Green House. Rabbi Sandi has a long history working with older adults. For 12 years she directed Yedid Nefesh, one of the first Jewish hospice programs. She serves on the Spiritual Care Coalitio

Case Study: Abramson Senior Care’s Community Nurse Practitioner Program

Since February 2019, Federation Housing has been working with the Abramson Senior Care to promote overall wellness for our residents through their Community Nurse Practitioner Program. Upon referral by a building service coordinator, a nurse practitioner (NP) will come to visit the resident in their home, collaborating with their primary care physician and the resident’s relatives, to ensure overall health and wellness through preventive and ongoing care. Several residents have benefited from the Abramson’s Community Nurse Practitioner Program, including Mrs. Smith*, whose case study is presented below: Ms. Smith is 87 years old, has no familial support and has been residing in one of our bu

Resident Spotlight - Irv and Roberta Lefferts

Kelly Gilbert, Service Coordinator at Samuel Tabas Apartments, recently had the opportunity to speak with long standing residents, Irv and Roberta Lefferts. Kelly had a ball interviewing the pair! Kelly described this as a wonderful opportunity: “They are such a fun-loving couple who were willing to share some words of wisdom with me.” KG: How long have you two been married? Irv and Roberta: 51 years- Roberta was 22 and Irv was 25. KG: How did you meet each other? Irv: We met on a Blind Date! Roberta: A gentleman Irv worked with asked if he wanted to go out on a Saturday night… Irv (interjects and states): …Roberta was there and the rest was history! KG: What is your secret to being marrie

Building Spotlight - Smoke Free Policy

Increasingly, the long-term, harmful effects of smoking and second-hand smoke on vulnerable populations particularly the elderly, have gained significant attention. To address this health problem, in July 2018 FH initiated a smoke-free policy in all properties.FH realized the significant benefits that can result from adopting smoke-free environments for both employees and our 1,500 residents.The plan involved changing the rules regarding smoking and designating no smoking areas, to include, but not limited to all apartment units, common areas, offices elevators, hallways, bathrooms, entry ways, porches, balconies, patios, parking lots and recreational areas. FH provided residents and employe

Board Member Spotlight: Lew Abel

“The Committee Guy”: Lew Abel Since 1998, Lew Abel has proudly served on the Federation Housing Board. Lew is actively involved in several Board Committees, namely the Personnel, Investment and Finance Committees and has served as Chairman of both the Personnel and Finance Committees. Lew, a CPA, received his B.S. in Accounting from Temple University. His professional experience includes positions as Chief Financial Officer of Jewish Funds for Justice, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Executive Vice-President of Sameric Corporation along with memberships in numerous professional organizations. Lew was also a past-recipient of

Message From Our Chairman

As I get close to completing my second year as Chairman of this terrific organization, not a week goes by where I am not reminded of the wonderful Mitzvah, we are doing for our residents at every property. The programs we sponsor or have brought to us, the meal programs, the transportation and most of all the residences we provide to our less fortunate seniors. Our committees are supported by our in-house staff, led by Executive Director Eric Naftulin, who continue to raise the bar in every aspect of their respective responsibilities to our Board. Social Services with a new leader, Alyssa Moss, enhancing our resident programs and service at all locations. Fundraising, led by Debbie Zlotnick,

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