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This change reflects the fact that we have not had a nursing home for 9 years, and instead looks to what we do today and will do in the future.

 

SAN ANTONIO JEWISH SENIOR SERVICES

SAJSS addresses the needs and enriches the Lives of Jewish Seniors in the San Antonio area by creating and fostering connections between the individual and the broader Jewish community.  SAJSS offers programs directly and through partnership grants to other organizations whose programs benefit area Jewish seniors. SAJSS programs include:

GMJSS Icons-TransTRANSPORTATION: Transportation is available to all Jewish Seniors who need rides to attend Jewish religious services or social events, or other community activities. To schedule transportation for yourself or someone you know, contact Lety Vargas at 210-616-4811.

JEWISH LIVING: SAJSS provides programs and facilitates discussions on Jewish history, culture or religious themes at area retirement centers where at least five Jewish residents live. We also schedule clergy from area congregations to conduct Shabbat services at some of these locations for seniors who might not be able to attend services at the congregations.

E.D.G.E. (Explore, Discover, Grow, Enjoy) SOCIAL AND/OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS are offered regularly throughout the year.

  • Coming up next will be “A Great Day at the Garden” at San Antonio Botanical Garden Sunday, September 10, 12:30 – 2:30 pm. It’s an intergenerational program that will be fun for all ages! Register today.
  • September 8, Mini Mah Jongg Tournament: Come out for a Mini Mah Jongg Tournament and win cash prizes. SAJSS, Jewish Family Service, and the Barshop JCC host a morning of mah jongg fun in the Senior Room at the Jewish Community Center. Sign up early to save your spot. Game on! 9:00 am – noon, must register at the JCC website. 
  • October 1, Monks & Mandala: Tour the Institute of Texan Cultures and welcome the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, who will prepare a Mandala sand painting. The monks are on tour to promote trans-cultural understanding and scholarly exchange; a venture inaugurated by the Dali Lama. Noon – 3:00 pm. Free to seniors with reservation.
  • December 3, Afternoon at the McNayPlace your reservation to tour the McNay Museum and the exhibition of SA artist Chuck Ramirez whose photos are funny yet poignant. No-host dinner follows.
  • Later this fall we will coordinate Medicare Open-Enrollment sign-up events where seniors can explore their Medicare options with experts and sign-up for plans that are best for them.

THE WANDERING JEWS TRAVEL PROGRAM has three trips scheduled for 2018. The “secret sauce” that makes these trips different is that all will have explicitly Jewish content not readily available elsewhere. They are:

  • Cruise aboard a Princess cruise ship to Eastern Caribbean islands where Judaism first came to the New World (booking now)
  • Jewish Heritage River Cruise on the Danube River from Budapest to Prague (booking now)
  • Charleston, SC, where Judaism predated the Revolutionary War
    Call the SAJSS office for a brochure, 210-616-4811

COMING THIS FALL! COMPASS Information & Referral Service for seniors and their families and caregivers. More information soon!

NO-INTEREST LOANS FOR JEWISH SENIORS through a partnership with Hebrew Free Loan-San Antonio. SAJSS worked with HFLA-SA to create a loan fund specifically for Jewish seniors who need financial support. This fund allows for 0% loans with reduced monthly repayments for a variety of purposes that are important to seniors, such as healthcare, accessibility modifications or other repairs to their homes, transition/moving expenses, etc. For more information, contact HFLA-SA, 210-736-4352.

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PARTNERSHIPS & GRANTS: In addition to programs it provides directly, San Antonio Jewish Senior Services has a grant program that extends its commitment to Jewish Seniors by investing in programs that are aligned with our mission of addressing the needs and enriching the lives of San Antonio Jewish seniors.

Our grant program focuses on making an impact on San Antonio Jewish seniors by working hand-in-hand with other organizations, programs, and initiatives that support this mission. We create partnerships with these entities that provide programs and/or services that benefit Jewish seniors.

As long as eligibility criteria are met, SAJSS is always open to partnering with others for programs.
[Click Here] to learn more about partnership grants and to download guidelines and application forms.

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Contact Us

@ the Acropolis Building

210.616.4811

13409 NW Military Hwy, Suite 210
San Antonio, Texas 78231

Just 1/2 mile north of the campus on the west side of NW Military.

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