Jewish Senior Life Foundation


As the Jewish Senior Life Foundation enters its 34th year, we are preparing for exciting and challenging times for the Jewish Senior Life family. Our Foundation was created in 1979 to raise needed philanthropic support back then, mainly for the Jewish Home of Rochester.

Today, we are Jewish Senior Life, a premier provider of continuing care services to our senior community throughout Greater Rochester. Today, we are a Foundation charged with helping to support the more than a dozen programs and services that make up the Jewish Senior Life family.

The hundreds of residents and clients served by Jewish Senior Life on our campus and off, are enjoying their senior years in the spirit of caring and dignity that guides us in our work. It is your support of the Foundation that allows us to provide for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of our residents and program participants. With your continuing support we will be able to meet our responsibility of helping those seniors in need of the important services we provide.

2013 will usher in an exciting new time for Jewish Senior Life. We will be continuing our transformation to a care model where we will embrace wholeheartedly a person-directed, relationship based form of care, where each of our residents, guests and patients become part of a new environment where their individual needs are met, and where they determine how their day will unfold.

In the days ahead you will be hearing more and more about our plans for 2013 and beyond. Until then, please know we are grateful for your continued support of our work, and that we welcome your thoughts and ideas, at any time.

On behalf of our Foundation Board of Directors, we thank you for your interest in helping us and assuring that we continue our work together with care, compassion, integrity and quality.

Warm regards,

Michael Haymes

Michael Haymes

President, Jewish Senior Life Foundation

Joel F. Weiss

Joel F. Weiss

Vice President of Advancement

We are deeply saddened by the tragic news of Larry & Jane Glazer’s passing. Larry was deeply involved with our organization. He loved his volunteer work at the Jewish Home. Without question, Larry was one of our greatest lay leaders, having served on the board and just about every lay leadership role including Chairman of the Board in 2006.


Larry’s support of our organization can only be described as “out of the goodness of his heart.” He often could be seen out talking with residents and staff during his tenure as board chairman.


We extend our deepest sympathies to the Glazer family.  May their memories be a blessing. Please follow this link for a tribute to Larry Glazer written by Jewish Senior Life President & CEO Dan Katz.