In Touch In This Issue :: Endowment Campaign Update p. 1 Noted Artist to Design Endowment Tribute p. 1 JRS to Develop New Apartment for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities p. 1 The Newsletter of Jewish Residential Services Fall/Winter 2007 :: Volume 4 :: Number 2 Letter from the President p. 2 JRS Targets Young Adults Endowment Campaign Update I in Community Based n the spring of 2006, JRS embarked on a campaign to double the size of the Needs Assesment p. 2 organization’s endowment from $2 million to $4 million. The endowment campaign It’s In the Mail! p. 2 was needed to fill the financial gap created by dwindling public funding. According JRS Recieves CARF Accreditation p. 2 to campaign chair, E.J. Strassburger, the campaign is in the home stretch. Thanks to the First Person p. 3 dedication of the endowment campaign committee and the many supporters of JRS, just a handful of solicitations remain…and the goal is within sight. “At this point, we Clubhouse Get High Marks are tantalizingly close to our goal. We’re hoping to receive the additional gifts we need From Members p. 3 to close the gap,” says Strassburger. Howard Levin Clubhouse Strassburger says that to date, 110 individuals have made gifts or pledges to the Gives and Gets Honors for Employment Program p. 3 endowment. “JRS is not a large, multi-tentacled agency. The people who support us so generously recognize the critical work we do, and they really came through,” he says. Clubhouse Gets Healthy p. 3 “We have done magnificently, and we want to say thank you to our many supporters.” JRS Celebrates at Strassburger adds that, while the endowment will help to plug a hole in the budget, annual Phipps Conservatory p. 4 gifts are still needed. “We’re hoping to have the same wonderful reception to the Friends Contributors p. 6 campaign that we typically have each year,” says Strassburger. “The endowment will help us Our Wish List p. 12 to balance our budget, but we need the generosity of our supporters year in and year out.” Bowl-A-Rama Strikes Again p. 12 Noted Artist to Design Endowment Tribute L Annual Quality Update for JRS Services p. 13 ocal artist, Jane Haskell, has been tapped to design a tribute to endowment campaign Mitzvah Day in the Urban Garden p. 13 donors of $2,500 and up. Haskell, a noted installation and light artist, says the tribute will See Inside :: feature donors’ names on a panel that incorporates glass, color, and light. The piece will be housed at Instead of a traditional annual meeting, JRS The Howard Levin Clubhouse. celebrated the year’s achievements with a festive event at Phipps Conservatory on May 17, 2007. Read all about it on page 4. Jane Haskell describes the art installation she is creating in recognition of donors to the endowment campaign. Troy Brown Award Winners JRS to Develop New Apartment for Adults with The Troy Brown Direct Service Award is Intellectual Disabilities awarded annually at the staff recognition dinner for outstanding direct service by a JRS employee. This year, two employees received the award, Marilyn Brown and Keely Chuba. S ince Charles Morris Hall opened in 2000, all 12 units of the apartment for adults with intellectual disabilities have been full. With a growing waiting list and many anxious families in the community, JRS has been diligently seeking funding for an additional building. The efforts have paid off with the award of a significant grant from HUD (Housing and Urban Development) to purchase and rehab an apartment building in the heart of Squirrel Hill. The new building will offer 10 one-bedroom apartments and common space within walking distance of the shopping district, Jewish Community Center, and bus lines. “This building will offer another opportunity for people with intellectual disabilities to gain independence by providing safe, affordable, long-term housing—close to the natural supports that are meaningful to them,” explains Debbie Friedman, Executive Director. “It’s another important step in the fulfillment of our mission.” Rehabilitation Marilyn Brown and Keely Chuba of the building probably will begin in 18 months. For more information, call JRS at 412-325-0039. In Touch :: Fall/Winter 2007 Letter from the President JRS Targets Young Adults in Community-Based I write this as I take the reins as the new President of the Board of Needs Assessment J JRS, a position I will hold for the next two years. I’m doing so with RS is exploring the feasibility of expanding services to provide great enthusiasm, even though I’ve been warned that JRS will occupy support programs for young adults with developmental an unduly large portion of my brain during my term of office. disabilities within the Jewish community. The organization I’m not a newcomer to JRS. In fact, I’ve been an active member is seeking input from families in the Pittsburgh area to learn of the board for the last five years. During that time I’ve continually about their experiences and need for services that would allow young been impressed with what I’ve seen, including: adults with disabilities to live, work, and remain socially connected • A committed and effective in their own community. Both phone interviews and focus groups board of directors, willing to have been conducted, and will be used to determine which supports do what it takes to meet its are needed and to fully develop a working plan. fiduciary responsibilities to the organization; It’s In the Mail! T • A dedicated and professional he Annual JRS Friends Campaign is underway once again staff, always prepared to take to support the day-to-day operating expenses of the agency. on a challenge or go the This year’s co-chairs are Board member Terry Feinberg extra mile to assist program Steinberg and her husband, Kenny Steinberg. Thank you in advance participants in their efforts to all of our generous supporters who recognize the importance to overcome their disabilities of helping people with disabilities to remain valued members of and live full lives as valued the community. Jay Fingeret, President, JRS Board members of our community; • A supportive community, JRS Receives CARF Accreditation C interested and involved in the work and mission of JRS and ready to step to the plate, financially and in many other ways; ARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation • And perhaps most important, the many participants in our Facilities, has once again granted JRS its Three Year programs, who continually show the courage and tenacity necessary Accreditation, following an extensive survey of all JRS to move beyond their symptoms and problems, beyond issues of programs and services. In their summary statement, the surveyors stigma and damaged self-confidence, and beyond the many other wrote: “The leadership and staff members of JRS are dedicated, obstacles they face. They are determined to stay on course in committed, and enthusiastic in providing care and assistance to the attaining the goals they have established for themselves as individuals persons served. Teamwork and quality services are the consistent and as members of the community. focus of the organization. Persons served, families, and funding During my time in office, I intend to get to know the agency sources speak highly of the organization’s services and mission. It is even better, spending time talking with people from throughout apparent that the persons served are treated with respect in a caring the organization. I also hope to help JRS move forward, not only environment and that the organization enjoys a positive reputation maintaining the quality programs the agency already has established, throughout the community.” but also working toward developing new programs to address the many still-unmet needs of people with disabilities living in our community. Several such efforts, described in the pages of this Thank You, Board Members newsletter, are already underway. JRS would like to welcome I know the next two years will involve hard work. But I anticipate our new board members: a rewarding two years. Nothing could be more gratifying—or more needed—than helping to lead JRS in assisting people as they Barry Berman, Jane Bernstein, overcome their disabilities and establish productive and satisfying lives. Andrea Friede, Sally Levin, Martin J. Lubetsky, MD, & Fredi G. Miller Jay Fingeret President, JRS Board of Directors A special thank you to our outgoing board members who have so generously given their time to our agency: David S. Greenberg, Alice Kushner, Michael Lando, Josh Resnick, Judy Roscow, Sandy Rosen, Barbara Shapira, & Ken Thompson 2 Fall/Winter 2007 :: In Touch First Person: Transitional Employment a Great Howard Levin Clubhouse Gives and Gets Honors Stepping Stone for Employment Program F rom the time I was asked about Transitional Employment at Community Day through the time I was on the job, I got nothing but joy and happiness from it. The Clubhouse Employment Specialist knows how to pick a job and environment that is just right for the member, so you are sure you will like it. O ne of the core endeavors of the Howard Levin Clubhouse is providing opportunities for people who have struggled with mental illness to join or rejoin the workforce. The Clubhouse has been very successful in its efforts. On February 27, the Clubhouse was formally recognized by the City of Pittsburgh Transitional Employment is part-time, so that the stress levels when City Council members Doug Shields and Bill Peduto for members are much lower. Plus, besides getting a little bit of sponsored a Proclamation recognizing the Clubhouse’s important extra money, you get to experience life on a higher level, which is contribution in the area of employment for people with disabilities. very beneficial. At my job, I got to talk to kids from kindergarten Clubhouse members and staff were on hand for a special ceremony to eighth grade, and every day they brought their happy faces to see during which City Council proclaimed it to be “Howard Levin me at lunchtime. My coworkers are nice people; they never criticized Clubhouse Day” in Pittsburgh. me for my spilling some dressing on the ground or anything else. In conjunction with the special day, an article appeared I think Transitional Employment is a great stepping-stone in The Jewish Chronicle describing the Clubhouse Transitional for people at the Clubhouse who are having a hard time finding a Employment Program. The Clubhouse held a special Employer job. Not only do you put the stuff you learned at World of Work Recognition Dinner, Doorways to Recovery, honoring the many local into practice, but you are also going to have an impressive resume employers who have supported the Clubhouse and its members by wherever you go. And most of all, you will get appreciation from providing transitional, supportive, and independent employment other people, and make yourself and your parents feel proud. opportunities. Eighteen employers were on hand to receive awards and hear testimonials from Clubhouse members. David W. Clubhouse Gets Healthy Clubhouse Gets High Marks from Members M embers of the Howard Levin Clubhouse were polled by CART (Consumer Action Response Team), an independent entity appointed by Allegheny County to T he Clubhouse has developed a wellness program with the help of a special endowment from Marolee and Burton Pollock. This program has multiple components, including a weekly weight management group facilitated by Penny O’Connell, which includes discussions on wise food choices, regular “weigh-ins,” complete satisfaction surveys with consumers receiving services and individual consultations. In the interest of better health, the from county providers. The most recent survey results are: smoking room has been converted into a fitness center, featuring aerobic machines and light free weights donated by JRS board • 100% of members surveyed felt that the Clubhouse was members and though financial contributions from the Scott/ a safe and clean environment. O’Doherty Labs at The University of Pittsburgh Department of • 100% of members surveyed felt that they have good Medicine. To ensure that the meals prepared by the Food Service communications with staff. Unit are healthy as well as delicious, the Squirrel Hill Family Health Center has provided weekly nutrition consultations. In addition, the • 100% of members surveyed felt that they are respected for snack bar now sells a variety of fruits, fresh baked goods and other their beliefs/race/gender/religion/sexual orientation. healthy choices, along with traditional snacks. • 100% overall satisfaction conveyed by members surveyed. • 100% of members surveyed expressed feelings of empowerment. Marolee and Burton Pollock try out the equipment in the new Fitness Center 3 In Touch :: Fall/Winter 2007 JRS Celebrates at Phipps Conservatory I nstead of a traditional annual meeting, JRS celebrated the year’s achievements with a festive event at Phipps Conservatory on May 17, 2007. During the evening, the many contributors who made the Endowment Campaign successful were recognized for their generosity. E.J. Strassburger was surprised with an award for his outstanding dedication to the agency and for his leadership as the Endowment Campaign Chair. Also on hand were representatives from Giant Eagle, who were given special recognition for the company’s ongoing commitment to providing employment opportunities to JRS participants through the transitional employment program. Lou and Lori Plung. Mona and E.J. Strassburger. Kathy Hurwitz presents Ed Morovitz with an award designed by glass artist Drew Hine. The award to Giant Eagle was in recognition of the company’s outstanding support of providing employment opportunities to Ned Siegel and Debbie Friedman present a surprise tribute to E.J. Strassburger for individuals with disabilities. his tireless efforts on behalf of the Endowment Campaign. 4 Fall/Winter 2007 :: In Touch Rabbi Daniel Young and David Kalson. Norma Sue Madden and Sally Levin. Sam and Andrea Friede. Patsy Bluestone, her son Mark Bluestone, Charles Bluestone, and Robbie Kisloff. Carol Stewart James and Ellen Sucov. Ruth Drescher and Rep. Dan Frankel. Pat Glosser, Diane Beckerman, and Robert Mandell. Judy Roscow, Carol Siegel, and Kathy Hurwitz. 5 In Touch :: Fall/Winter 2007 Contributors Earl & Revva Benovitz Congregation Kether Torah J Bill & Aimee Benswanger Rita Coultas Saul Bergad Bart & Teri Cowan ewish Residential Services wishes to Carol Berger Gary & Carol Cozen gratefully acknowledge the following Paul Berger & Billie Weill Shmuel & Sara Creeger Richard & Natalie Berger Alva & Richard Daffner contributors who made gifts to JRS Ron & Nancy Berk Lee & Michelle Dameshek between July 1, 2006 and October Joe Golin & Jane Berkey Jerome & Trudi Danenberg Bernard Berkman Dolores & Saul Davis 31, 2007. Louis & Sandra Berkman Foundation Stan & Ada Davis Myles & Carol Berkman David & Betty Dinkin Sam & Debbie Berkovitz Richard D’Loss Elaine Berkowitz Ed Dober Ella Berkowitz Merrill & Karen Egorin UNITED WAY DONORS Judy & Peter Berkowitz Irwin & Linda Ehrenreich Lester & Nancy Berkowitz Sandy & Linda Ehrenreich Donation Anonymous Barry & Carole Berman David & Judy Ehrenwerth Robert & Gene Dickman Patti & Sandy Berman Eichner Family Ruth & Seymour Drescher Ellen Berne & Paul Needle Milt & Sarita Eisner Jonathan & Ronda Fisch Robert & Nancy Bernstein Gloria Elbling-Gottlieb Mark & Betsy Freed Marilyn Bernzweig Irene Elenbaum Edward & Kathryn Friedman Harriet Bertenthal Bernard Elinoff James & Sharon Goldberg Martin & Iris Berwitt Andrew & Andrea Eller Larry & Kathy Hurwitz Hal & Bette Bigler Nancy Elman David & Susan Friedberg Kalson Binny Binakonsky Ivan Engel Virginia Kaufman Elizabeth Black & Donald Simon Arthur & Sybil Epstein Judith Kline Hal & Helen Black Rudy & Camille Fabian Alliene Lees Mark & Jamie Blatter Bernice Faigen Daniel Lipman Edith Blattner Julian & Tibey Falk Martin & Michelle Lubetsky Sam & Lois Blaufeld Bernard Feldman Aaron & Lorraine Mackler Michael & Carol Bleier Ethel Feldman Alan Meisel & Linda Serody Charlotte Bluestone Jules & Saya Feldman Michael & Bonnie Mokotoff Helen Blumberger Jeffrey & Ilene Felser Brian & Cindy McNany Cheryl & Harold Blumenfeld Art & Edy Fidel Larry & Sandy Rosen Morton & Judith Blumenfeld Moses & Laryn Finder Iz & Judi Rudoy Bruce & Barbara Booken Milton & Sheila Fine Jon & Veronica Schmerling Harriet Brahm Alan & Liz Finegold John & Lea Wolf Gary & Paula Brant Helen & Reuben Fingold Cheryl Braver Janis Fink FRIENDS/DONORS David & Nancy Brent Lois Finkel Mary Jane & David Brillman Jeffrey & Jennifer Finkelstein Otto & Barbara Abraham Rita Brinn Joan Finn Bernice Abramowitz Cuddy & Ethel Briskin Gary & Margaret Fischer Harry & Leatrice Abrams David & Roberta Brody Ruth Fischer Alan & Barbara Ackerman Felice Brody Baruch & Andi Fischhoff Rosalind Alpert Herb Brody Bernard & Shirley Fisher Peter & Ava Alt Richard & Janet Brody Grace Fivars Ronald & Nancy Angerman Terri Brody Martha Flam Stanley & Sarah Angrist Al & Jane Broff Henry & Barbara Folb Abraham & Patricia Anouchi Nancy Bromberg Ben & Joan Forman Marcella Apter Lucien & Joyce Bromberger Mia Forscher Judy Arnowitz Klaus & Lois Bron Bernice Frank Mickey & Joyce Arnowitz William & Sharon Brustein J. 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Kramer Polly McQueen Herman Greenberg Carl & Elaine Krasik Hal & Barbi Mendlowitz Alan & Sally Greenwald Marjorie Krasne Joel & Nancy Merenstein Louis & Janice Greenwald Norman & Alison Kresh Bev Mermelstein Dorothy Grinberg Dean & Sue Kross Jack & Bernice Meyers Marcia Grodin Estelle Kruman Bernard & Pauline Michaels Glen & Rhonda Gross Julius & Harriet Kruman Mort & Faithe Milch Jerry & Margie Gross Ella Kublanov Barbara Miller Roy & Susan Gross Michael & Susan Kurtz Errol & Enid Miller Adolf & Thelma Grunbaum Saul & Shirley Kurtz Gwen Miller Yale Gutnick Robert & Alice Kushner Sandy Miller Barney & Susie Guttman Steve & Arlene Laidhold Thelma Miller Muriel Guttman Robert Lampl Barry & Margy Mitnick Richard & Lori Guttman Alan & Marjorie Landay Marcia & Thomas Morton Hagodol Beth Jacob Charity Fund Ronald & Fran Landay Laurie Moser Ruth Hammer Sylvia Landay Prakash & Shikha Mullick Richard & Anne Handler Michael & Fran Lando Paul & Avi Munro Chris & Iris Harlan Earl & Marilyn Latterman Rick & Kathie Myerburg Charles Harris Alan & Vivian Lawsky Phyllis Myers Gerry Harris Robert & Audrey Lazar Sorrell & Marlene Naft Malcolm Harris & Amy Lipshie Arnold & Belle Lazarus Martin & Iris Nahemow Martin & Helene Harris Robert & Pinky Lebovitz Daniel & Bernice Natelson Ron & Leslie Hartman Edward & Ilene Leefer Jacob & Edie Naveh William Hashinger & Joan Isenberg Alliene Lees Lee M. & Reva Neiman Jane Haskell Terry Lerman Dick & Susan Nernberg Barbara Hast Alan & Sharon Lesgold Casey & Marilyn Neuman Steve & Lynn Hecht Jeffrey & Roberta Letwin Paul Impellicceiri & Mollie Neuman Morris Henderson Marcia Levaur Stephen & Marjorie Newman Bella Heppenheimer Larry Leventon & Susan Silversmith Steve Novack Sara Herrup Ruth Lever Novack Realty Company Marian Hershman Karen Levin Ivan & Mary Novick Gerry Herwald Robert Levin Susan Oberg Jeffrey Herzog Arnie Levine Paula Ohringer Burton & Ruth Hirsch Harvey & Ethel Levine Douglas & Nancy Ostrow Sandra Hirsch Larry & Claire Levine Gerry & Lynn Ostrow Stuart & Velma Hirsch Sam Levine Fritz & Goldie Ottenheimer Rita Hoffman Stan & Patty Levine Mary & Jack Paradise William & Gayle Hoffman Stan Levine & Barbara Weschler Les & Barbara Parker Ace Holber Louise Levinson Steve Parker Richard & Maxine Horn Alan Levy The Perlow Family Charitable Fund Lila Horowitz Lois Levy The Pfizer Foundation Mark & Rhonda Horvitz Debbie Levy Green Aileen & Michael Pierce Dennis & Linda Hurwitz Barry Lhormer & Janet Markel Bernie & Sandy Pinsker Mel & Roz Hurwitz Marc Liang & Thelma Snyder Richard & Debbie Pinsky Stanley & Shirley Imber Ed Lichtenstul Donald Plung Howard & Devorah Ives Jim & Margie Lieber James & Terri Polacheck Walter & Irene Jacob Larry Liebling Harvey & Susan Pollack Gloria Janavitz Lillian Irene Mervis Charitable Trust Jeff Pollock Hans & June Jonas Rodney & Sue Lipman Neal & Dorothy Pollon Jay & Annabelle Joseph Tom & Susie Lippard Gilbert Polonsky Barry Judd Edward & Arlene Lipsman Joann Portnoy Ed Feinstein & Sally Kalson Harry Litman Samuel Prizant Arie & Annette Kandel Roslyn Litman Barbara Rackoff Richard Kann Mitchell & Carolyn Livingston Eric & Ann Rascoe Arnold & Cele Kanselbaum Ira & Cindy Lobis Roberta Recht Richard & Rosalind Kantrowitz Margie Loevner James & Joan Reich Larry & Natalie Kaplan Alan & Elaine London Claire & Vernon Reingold Mara & Richard Kaplan Jack & Ruth London Charlotte Reiter & Jack Levin Tom & Wendy Kaplan Irene Louik Abby Resnick & Roger Day 7 Fall/Winter 2007 :: In Touch Barry Reznick Leonard Silk & Jane Hepner Esther Whitman Edward Rice Phyllis Silver Howard & Wendy Wilen Marc & Eileen Rice Lee & Myrna Silverman Bernie Wilner Sidney & Frances Rice Marjorie Silverman The Wimmer Family Foundation Reid B. Roberts Rosalyn Silverman Sara M. Winokur Carol Robinson & Jeff Markel Pearl & Reid Simmons Allan & Susan Wolfson Cele Robinson Dick & Nancy Simon Michael & Barbara Wollman The Donald & Sylvia Robinson Family Foundation Jean Simon Mark & Connie Zaremsky Judy Robinson Ken & Linda Simon Lou Zeiden Steve Robinson Mark & Diane Simon Shirley & A.J. Zionts Fred & Sally Rock Eleanor Slater Norma & Gerry Ziskind Alvin & Ann Rogal Jackie Slavkin H.J. 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Rosenthal Memorial Sol Ruben John & Janet Spear Philanthropic Fund of the UJF Lester Rubenstein David Speizer Allan Schwartz Richard & JoAnne Rubinoff Alexander C. & Tillie S. Speyer Foundation Donald Scott Sarabelle Rudick Sidney & Shirley Stark Lester & Arlene Shapiro William Rudolph Alan J. & Fern Steckel Marvin & Joan Tanzer Iz & Judi Rudoy Jessie & Jay Stein Ross Thompson Richard & Heidi Russman Ida Steinberg Roni & Irv Topp Selma Ryave Julius & Libbie Steinsapir Family Foundation UPMC Health Plan Robert & Twyla Sable John Stern Murray & Marjorie Sachs Andrew Stewart & Carole Bailey CLUBHOUSE SPECIAL DONORS Esther Sales Mervin & Marcia Stewart Sally Santman Ronald & Janet Fromkin Stiller Nancy Elman, Ph.D. Steven Santman David & Meredith Strassburger Jay & Ilene Fingeret Larry & Joan Saroff E.J. & Mona Strassburger Edwin & Abby Grinberg Charlie & Sharon Saul Gene & Ellen Sucov Richard & Lori Guttman Ruth Savitz Joe & Judy Sufrin Larry & Kathy Hurwitz Allan & Ruth Schachter Peter & Connie Sukernek Sally Levin Rochelle Schapiro Martin & Linda Supowitz Monroe & Fredi Miller Harold & Marla Scheinman Lou & Marcy Swartz Reid Roberts Carl & Roni Schiffman Marilyn Swimmer Judy Roscow & Steve Oliphant David & Alece Schreiber Theodore & Barbara Tabachnick Ned & Carol Siegel Amy Schwartz Carol Tabas Michael & Sheryl Silverman Michael Schwartz Nathan & Zara Tabor David & Carol Steinbach Helen & Sidney Sclarsky Ralph & Sharon Tarter Ken & Terry Steinberg Paul & Nancy Scott William & Amy Taxay Ronald & Janet Fromkin Stiller Evan & Tracy Segal Iris & Phillip Teplitz E.J. & Mona Strassburger Bennett Seigel Ruth Terner Herb Seigle George & Gerry Tessler Robert Seigle Sol & Linette Toder BOWL-A-RAMA Jerry Seinfeld Tree of Life Congregation Rebecca Abrams Daniel & Barbara Shapira Barbara & Emil Trellis Robert & Sharon Alberts Joshua & Amanda Shapira Andy & Cindy Urbach Ronald & Nancy Angerman Norma Shapiro Marvin & Toby Valinsky Jane Arkus Rhoda Shapiro Simcha & Debra Varon Sandy & Patti Berman Zalman & Evelyn Shapiro Eva Vogel Felice Brody Wendy & Edward Shaw Arnold & Jackie Wagner Myron & Samuel Bushnick Herbert & Barbara Shear Richard & Suzanne Wagner Butler Color Press Ginny O. Shenkan & Margie E. Ungar Fund Iris Walker CFMC Rosalyn Sherman David Weber Fred Callihan Morris & Shirley Shratter Irving & Jacqueline Wechsler Debra Ann Charochak Howard Shrut Irwin Wedner The Chocolate Moose Inc. David & Deborah Shtulman Larry & Anne Weidman Community Day School Daniel Shufler Ethel Weikers Patrick J. 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Sam & Lois Blaufeld Marc Liang & Thelma Snyder Rita’s Italian Ice Larry & Sharon Block Marty & Michelle Lubetsky Ruggeri’s Food Shop Charlotte Bluestone Walter Meade Shadyside Mining Company Annette Blum Barbara Sachnoff Mendlowitz Simple Treats Gary & Paula Brant Michael Meyer Sirani Gallery Rita Brinn Monroe & Fredi Miller Smallman Street Deli Felice Brody Karen Miscik The Bagel Factory Al & Jane Broff Brian & Debra Moidel The FrameSmith Sid & Sylvia Busis Marty & Iris Nahemow The Registry Francesca Colecchia Jake & Ann Notovitz Tribune - Review Rita Coultas Samuel Nover WWSW Radio Linda deJong Frank & Paula Pagnotta Irene Eisenstat Brian Rayne John & Ann Rayne CHARLES MORRIS HALL Nancy Faberman David & Frannie Fall Jason Rosenstock & Sarah Larkin Marilyn Ashkin Scott Federbusch Joseph Sansavera Paul Needle & Ellen Berne Sylvia Feinberg David & Deborah Shtulman Esther Newberg Bruce & Ellie Feldman Daniel Shufler Jake & Ann Notovitz Lois Finkel Leonard & Phyllis Shufler Lynne Robins Memorial Fund David & Lois Fowler Ned & Carol Siegel Joseph & Merle Friedman Eleanor Slater Leonard & Shirley Friedman Arnie & Corinne Slifkin LEONARD STAISEY HOUSE Cathy Gianella-Tigano Robert Smith Ira & Nanette Gordon John & Janet Spear David & Susan Friedberg Kalson Edythe Green Sandra Spear Karen Levin David & Barbara Greenberg David & Carol Steinbach Roger Day & Abby Resnick Irv & Aaronel Gruber Adele Sternberg Joan & Marc Weiner Myriam Gumerman Ronald & Janet Fromkin Stiller Ruth Hammer Bertrand & Shirley Stolzer HOWARD LEVIN CLUBHOUSE George B. & Joan Handelsman Stanley Tepper Bernadette Harris Ross & Barbara Thompson Nancy Elman, Ph.D. Zippora & Jerome Harris Roni & Irv Topp Jay & Ilene Fingeret Jane Haskell Villi Electrical Group Inc. Edwin & Abby Grinberg Henry Berger Jewelers Norman Waxman Richard & Lori Guttman Jesse Herron Marc & Joan Weiner Larry & Kathy Hurwitz Richard & Jane Herron Marcelle Widmer Sally Levin Susan Horne Dorothy Wriedt Monroe & Fredi Miller Larry & Kathy Hurwitz Brian Zaner Reid Roberts Melvin & Roz Hurwitz Irene Zober Judy Roscow & Steve Oliphant Joel & Goldie Katz Ned & Carol Siegel Mark & Cheryl Klein BOWL-A-RAMA IN-KIND DONORS Michael & Sheryl Silverman Elliott & Bobbee Kramer David & Carol Steinbach Seymoure & Corinne Krause A Child’s Wardrobe Kenneth & Terry Steinberg Alan & Marjorie Landay A Pleasant Present Ronald & Janet Fromkin Stiller Aline Lange Becoming Mommy E.J. & Mona Strassburger Bernard & Rachel Latterman Capriccio Earl & Marilyn Latterman Cards Plus Cheryl W. IN-KIND DONORS Rae Lichtenstein Marvin S. & Penina Lieber Cold Stone Creamery Chris Benton Frank & Amy Lowenstein Colonial Cleaners Jessica Feldman William Marcus Contemporary Concepts Frameworks, Inc. Robert & Adele Markovitz 9 Fall/Winter 2007 :: In Touch Manuel & Sylvia Mason Gary & Ellie Bahm Larry & Claire Levine Michael Schwartz & Emily Medine Rosa Barnett-Averbach Harriet Lewis Mel & Susan Melnick Ray & Harriet Baum Rae Lichtenstein Hal & Barbi Mendlowitz Diane Beckerman & Robert Mandell Frank & Amy Lowenstein Bernie & Pauline Michaels Stuart & Susan Beckerman Martin & Michelle Lubetsky Monroe & Fredi Miller Earl & Revva Benovitz L. Dade & Julie Lunsford Dotty Morgenstern William & Aimee Benswanger Norma Madden Lester & Arlene Neil Saul Bergad Milton & Carol Manes Netzer Charitable Foundation Jane Berkey & Joseph Golin Barbara Sachnoff Mendlowitz Mollie Neuman & Paul Impellicceiri William & Nancy Berkowitz Hal & Barbi Mendlowitz Michele Organist Barry & Carole Berman Bev Mermelstein Jack Paskoff Sandy & Patti Berman Bernard & Pauline Michaels James & Terri Polacheck Liat Blecher Mort & Faithe Milch Barbara Reisner Charles & Patsy Bluestone Philip Milch Antoinette Relich Annette Blum Monroe & Fredi Miller Milton & Marcia Ripp Ed & Jill Bolner Karen Miscik Arthur & Millie Rogow Dave & Cathy Bomstein Henry Posner, III & Anne Molloy Jerome & Barbara Rosenberg Harriet Brahm Joy Moravitz Sidney & Aileen Schaer Lori Brenner Ira & Amy Morgan Edith Scheiner Felice Brody Richard & Evelyn Mottsman Robert Seigle Steve & Judith Brody Paul Needle & Ellen Berne Gladys Serbin Klaus & Lois Bron Sandy & Roz Neiman Gertrude Serdich Sid & Sylvia Busis Mollie Neuman & Paul Impellicceini Norma Shapiro Allan & Lois Cohen Jacob & Ann Notovitz Michael & Jennifer Shuss Marian Cohen Aileen & Michael Pierce Ned & Carol Siegel Damianos Group Harvey & Susan Pollack Marjorie Silverman Max Dizard Burton & Marolee Pollock Robert & Nancy Smith Seymour & Ruth Drescher Paul Pitts & Lorrie Rabin Ed & Judy Spahr Andrew & Andrea Eller John & Ann Rayne Sandra Spear Nancy Elman Marvin & Ruth Reidbord Paul & Sheila Spivak Ivan Engel Joshua & Debbie Resnick William Sproul & Peggy Albright Evelyn Engelberg Roger Day & Abby Resnick Alan J. & Fern Steckel Evelyn James Interiors Harvey & Beverly Robins Ronald & Janet Fromkin Stiller Joe Falgione Don & Sylvia Robinson Bertrand & Shirley Stolzer David & Frannie Fall Carol Robinson & Jeff Markel E.J. & Mona Strassburger Jessica Feldman Judy Roscow & Steve Oliphant Peter & Connie Sukernek Jay & Ilene Fingeret Larry & Sandy Rosen Arlene Wolk Gordon Fisher & Wesley Scott Yale & Barbara Rosenstein Irving & Jacqueline Wechsler Sam & Andrea Friede Jason Rosenstock & Sarah Larkin The Adolf Weinberger Foundation Edward & Kathryn Friedman Irv & Sorley Rosenthal Leonard & Harriet Weitzman Janet Fromkin Louisa Rosenthal The Giant Eagle Foundation Richard & Ann Roth Steve & Mimi Gillis Richard & Judy Rubinstein CLUBHOUSE OCCASION CARDS Fred & Barbara Gilman Cookie Schare James & Sharon Goldberg Edith Scheiner Ronald & Nancy Angerman Ken & Lillian Goldsmith David & Alece Schreiber Kelsy Frank David & Barbara Greenberg Sidney & Helen Sclarsky Robert Levin Dorothy Grinberg Lori Seligman Levin Furniture Employees Edwin & Abby Grinberg Daniel & Barbara Shapira Samuel Nover Martin & Madeline Grodin Sherman & Essie Shore Vera Poster I. Jerrold & Margorie Gross Shirley & Morris Shratter Debbie Stancato Richard & Lori Guttman David & Lynne Siegel Adele Sternberg Ruth Hammer Ned & Carol Siegel Chris & Iris Harlan Erwin & Norma Sigal MORRIS HALL OCCASION CARDS Ernie & Peggy Harris Phyllis Silver Jane Haskell Art & Marlene Silverman Paul Needle & Ellen Berne Stuart & Velma Hirsch Tamara Silverman Larry & Kathy Hurwitz Norman & Marilyn Sindler E.J. STRASSBURGER’S BIRTHDAY Melvin & Roz Hurwitz Leonard & Tamara Skirboll Norman & Alice Jaffe Herman & Anna Snyder Ray & Harriet Baum Ian & Carol Stewart James John & Janet Spear Yale Gutnick Jewish Healthcare Foundation Sandra Spear Richard & Judi Kasdan Edna Kalson Jerry & Freda Spiegel Larry & Sandy Rosen Sam & Joanie Kamin Judy & Alvin Stein David & Lynne Siegel Michael & Ellen Kaplan Goldstein David & Carol Steinbach Robert & Nancy Smith Richard & Judi Kasdan Adele Sternberg Joanne Starz Sheila Kasselman Kenneth & Terry Steinberg Gene Strassburger, III Lucille Katz Mervin & Marcia Stewart Robin Weinstein Larry King & Barbara Krause Bertrand & Shirley Stolzer Elizabeth Koskoff E.J. & Mona Strassburger Julius & Harriet Kruman Gene Strassburger, III ANNUAL MEETING Jason & Dana Kunzman Eugene & Ellen Sucov Robert & Alice Kushner Joe & Judy Sufrin Agency for Jewish Learning Steve & Arlene Laidhold Martin & Linda Supowitz Robert & Arlene Alfred Michael & Fran Lando Louis & Marcia Swartz Stanley & Sarah Angrist Aline Lange Theodore & Barbara Tabachnick Marcella Apter Robert & Pinky Lebovitz Carol Tabas Marilyn Ashkin Alliene Lees Sol & Linette Toder Milo Averbach Sally Levin Roni & Irv Topp 10 Fall/Winter 2007 :: In Touch Gail Weaver David & Susan Friedberg Kalson ENDOWMENT CAMPAIGN - CLUBHOUSE Irving and Jacqueline Wechsler Charles Kaplan Richard Wechsler John Katz Delores Gluck Morris & Claire Weinbaum Richard & Pat Katz Jane Haskell Gary & Lois Weinstein Charles Kirshner & Leone Paradise Sally Levin & Family Norman & Marilyn Weizenbaum Gene & Ruth Ann Klein Levin Furniture Company Wayne & Margaret Wild Elizabeth Koskoff Richard & Debbie Miller Toosie Winokur Seymoure & Corinne Krause Drs. Martin & Iris Nahemow Arlene Wolk Rebecca & Jeremy Kronman Donald & Debbie Phillips Michael & Carol Yahr Jason & Dana Kunzman Burton & Marolee Pollock Endowment Fund Shirley & A.J. Zionts Robert & Alice Kushner Julius & Libbie Steinsapir Family Foundation Michael & Frances Lando Pinky & Bob Lebovitz SPECIAL DONATIONS Sally & Fred Lehman GRANTS William LeWinter Florence Alpern The Giant Eagle Foundation Barry Lhormer & Janet Markel Marilyn Ashkin Dr. Solomon & Sarah Goldberg Memorial Endowment Fund Loomis Sayles & Co. Helen Blumberger Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project Amy & Frank Lowenstein Dave & Cathy Bomstein The Jewish Healthcare Foundation Michael & Andrea Lowenstein Arthur & Marion Damick Pennsylvania DCED Michael & Louise Malakoff Miriam Dickman Pennsylvania Department of Health Barbara Sachnoff Mendlowitz Irene Eisenstat Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust Hal & Barbi Mendlowitz Aaron & Sharon Geller The United Jewish Federation Philip & Leah Milch Ernie & Peggy Harris UJF Foundation Monroe & Fredi Miller Barry Kisloff The Wechsler Foundation Jane Moravitz Seymoure & Corinne Krause Susan Nadler Richard & Evelyn Mottsman Roslyn G. Neiman Special thanks to Susan Nadler Esther S. Newberg John & Ann Rayne State Representative Dan Frankel Jake & Ann Notovitz Thomas & Judy Rodd Robert A. & Donna Paul Marjorie Schroeder Perlow Family Charitable Fund Richard Wechsler Jewish Residential Services is accredited by CARF for Joel Persky & Michelle Browne Aileen & Michael Pierce the Leonard Staisey House and JRS Supported Housing ENDOWMENT PLEDGES Harvey & Susan Pollack Programs. Lisa Premo Otto & Barbara Abraham Bruce Rabin & Estelle Comay Robert & Barbara Bastress Bill & Nancy Rackoff The Howard Levin Clubhouse is certified by the International Stuart & Susan Beckerman Ann Rayne Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD). Steve Berez & Peggy Lowenstein Debbie & Joshua Resnick William & Nancy Berkowitz Reid B. Roberts The Leonard Staisey House and The Howard Levin Rose & Ed Berman Carol Robinson & Jeff Markel Clubhouse are licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Barry & Carole Berman Donald & Sylvia Robinson Sandy & Patti Berman Bruce & Jane Rollman Department of Public Welfare. Ellen Berne & Paul Needle Judith Roscow and Stephen Oliphant Charles & Patsy Bluestone Larry & Sandy Rosen JRS is a beneficiary agency of the United Jewish Federation of Charlotte Bluestone R. Lee & Rosaland Rosenblum Greater Pittsburgh and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. Gary & Paula Brant Jason Rosenstock & Sarah Larkin Sidney & Sylvia Busis James & William Rudolph Paul Caplan The official registration & financial information of Bruce & Treasure Sachnoff Charles C. Cohen & Michelle M. McKenney Richard Scaife Jewish Residential Services Inc. may be obtained from the Anthony & Sandra Colatrella Edith Scheiner Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free within Marion & Arthur Damick Alece & David Schreiber Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply Robert & Phyllis Davis Evan & Tracy Segal endorsement. Jewish Residential Services is a 501(c)(3) Joseph & Miriam Dickman Jerry Seinfeld Family Foundation Seymour & Ruth Drescher Non-Profit Organization. Barbara & Daniel Shapira Nancy Elman, Ph.D. David & Lynne Siegel Sheila & Milton Fine Jonathan & Lisa Siegel Ilene & Jay Fingeret Ned & Carol Siegel Gordon Fisher & Wesley Scott Leonard Silk & Jane Hepner Libby G. & Alan L. Fishman Michael & Sheryl Silverman Abe & Robin Friedman Arnold & Corinne Slifkin ide n Debbie Friedman & Nick Toia Manny Smith R es t JR Drs. Edward & Kathryn Friedman Al & Anita Smolover Jewish ia Harry & Beverly Friedman l Edgar & Saundra L. Snyder S The Giant Eagle Foundation seRvic Violet Soffer Edward Goldston John & Janet Spear Rita Gould Alexander C. & Tillie S. Speyer Foundation conn ities David & Barbara Greenberg Alan J. & Fern Steckel es ecti Edwin & Abby Grinberg ng David & Carol Steinbach ssi bil disa Aaronel & Irv Gruber Ken & Terry Steinberg bilities with po Barney & Susie Guttman Mervin & Marcia Stewart Murial Guttman Ronald & Janet Fromkin Stiller Richard & Lori Guttman Elaine Strassburger Ernest & Peggy Harris Mona & E.J. Strassburger Velma & Stuart Hirsch Dr. Martin & Linda Supowitz Larry & Kathy Hurwitz Evelyn & Bill Wedner Ian James & Carol Stewart James Phillip H & Betty L. Wimmer Family Foundation Jewish Healthcare Foundation James & Linda Joshowitz 11 In Touch :: Fall/Winter 2007 Bowl-A-Rama Strikes Again Commemorate a Special Event or Memorial with a JRS Occasion Card If you are looking for a meaningful way to O n October 21, close to 200 bowlers and volunteers attended the 4th Annual Bowl-a-Rama fundraiser on behalf of the Howard Levin Clubhouse. This festive event raised more than $7,000 to support Clubhouse programming. Attendees were treated to an afternoon of bowling, wonderful music, great food prepared recognize a birthday, anniversary, or other special by Clubhouse members and volunteers, and raffle prizes donated by occasion or to pay tribute to someone who has local merchants. Forward Lanes owner Andrea McGreger once again passed away, JRS will send a lovely personalized generously donated the bowling alley for the day. “Bowl-a-Rama is card for a donation of $5.00 or more. a great way to get the entire community involved in the Clubhouse program,” says Executive Director Debbie Friedman. “It’s wonderful You may also purchase these cards in advance to know that we have so much support from merchants and volunteers to send out yourself. in the community.” “So many volunteers contributed to this year’s success,” says For more information, Jessica Feldman, Clubhouse Manager. “I especially want to thank Robert Levin and Sally Levin for their enthusiastic support and please call our office at 412-325-0039. dedication.” Please call us at 412-325-0039 if you would like to donate any of the following items in new or good used condition. • Small household items and appliances • Bed sheets and towels • Used car in working condition • Exercise equipment • Event coupons and movie passes • Computers and flat screen monitors • Pots and pans for the Our Wish List Leonard Staisey House kosher kitchen JRS Past President Ned Siegel and President Jay Fingeret. • Refrigerator • Patio/balcony furniture • DVD player for community room • Stereo or component set for Leonard Staisey House • Upholstered chairs/couches for apartments • Larger (possibly 27”) TV for lounge area • Entertainment center or wall unit to hold TV • Apartment air conditioners • Gently used clothing including shoes, coats, suits Member JoAnn Fueller with volunteers Gary Eikner, and Gloria Ashcraft. 12 Fall/Winter 2007 :: In Touch Annual Quality Update for JRS Services Mitzvah Day in the Urban Garden E ach year we evaluate the quality of JRS programs based on annual satisfaction s u r ve y s , h e a l t h a n d s a fe t y inspections, and an analysis of F or the second year, Temple Sinai members joined members of the Clubhouse and the JRS board on Mitzvah Day to prepare the Urban Garden for spring planting. The garden was enlarged by nearly 50 percent to allow for additional vegetables and herbs, and to create wider paths between rows for easier emergency calls and psychiatric maintenance and harvesting. Community Day students joined hospitalizations. In both 2006 and in the work, creating several garden beds for them to plant and 2007, we exceeded our standards in harvest throughout the fall semester. Funding for the initial Urban satisfaction, effectiveness, and efficiency. The results of our surveys Garden was the result of a generous contribution from Jane Haskell. and analysis are: Community Day donated the garden space. Residential Programs • Our goal of having 80% of participants view Staisey House as a supportive place was surpassed, with satisfaction rates of 88% You Can Help the Clubhouse in 2006 and 88% in 2007. • Our goal of having 75% of direct services participants satisfied While Cleaning Up Your House with quality of services was surpassed, with satisfaction rates of 75% in 2006 and 77% in 2007. • Our goal of having 75% of participants satisfied with housing Clubhouse Thrift Shop Wants Your Gently Used Items was surpassed, with 100% satisfaction in both 2006 and 2007. The recently opened Thrift Shop at the Howard Levin Clubhouse • Our goal of having 75% of family members satisfied with direct offers members a way to “purchase” gently used clothing and services was surpassed, with satisfaction rates of 100% in 2006 household items for a nominal fee. Your donation of gently used and 100% in 2007. work or casual clothing, shoes, housewares, and linens would be • Our goal of having 65% of family members satisfied with greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible. communications was surpassed, with satisfaction rates of 84% in 2006 and 94% in 2007. Is Your Exercise Equipment Collecting Dust? • Our goal of having 80% of employees satisfied with work Consider a Donation to the Clubhouse culture was met or surpassed, with satisfaction rates of 80% in If you have exercise equipment you no longer need (except, 2006 and 93% in 2007. perhaps as a place to hang your clothes), please consider donating • Our goal of having 75% of residential program participants it to the Clubhouse Fitness Center. Our members will truly view apartments as clean and safe was surpassed, with a 100% appreciate it! Please call the Clubhouse at 412-422-1850 rating in both 2006 and 2007. • Our goal of having no more than 35% of our participants for more information on donating your items. require hospitalizations was surpassed, with 9% requiring hospitalization in 2006 and just 8% requiring hospitalization in 2007. In fact, 29 of the 35 program participants have remained free of any psychiatric hospitalization for 6 years, or 2,190 days. • Our goal for Supported Housing staff of spending at least 60% of work time in direct contact hours was surpassed, with a direct contact rate of 78% in 2007. In summary, program participants continue to view Leonard Staisey House as a supportive place to visit, access staff, interact informally with others, and attend formal activities. Overall, program participants remain satisfied with direct services. JRS would like to thank all of the program participants, families, and staff who shared their opinions about our programs. This information helps us to ensure that our programs remain relevant and effective. 13 ide n R es t Non-Profit Org. JR U.S. Postage Jewish ia l 4905 fifth avenue, suite 3 • pittsburgh, pa 15213 PAID S seRvic Pittsburgh, PA Permit No. 34 conn ities es ecti ng ssi bil disa bilities with po JRS: Connecting disabilities with possibilities Jewish Residential Services, Inc. About Jewish Residential Services (JRS) 4905 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3 JRS is an independent not-for-profit organization with a mission Pittsburgh, PA 15213 of providing residential and rehabilitative services to people who (412) 325-0039 (412) 621-4260 Fax need support in their everyday lives because of psychiatric or firstname.lastname@example.org developmental disabilities. JRS helps people learning to live with long-term disabilities to establish dignified, stable, productive, and Board of Directors satisfying lives for themselves as members of the community. JRS offers a culturally rich Jewish environment that is welcoming to people of all backgrounds and that encourages participants to build Jay L. Fingeret, President Philip Milch upon their strengths and grow to their fullest potential. Nancy S. Elman, Vice President Fredi G. Miller Dana Kunzman, Vice President Jason B. Rosenstock Reid B. Roberts, Treasurer Edith Scheiner Our outstanding programs include: Lori Guttman, Secretary Sheryl Silverman Leonard Staisey House – an apartment living program for adults Rabbi Eli Seidman, Advisory Member John Spear Debbie Friedman, Executive Director Fern J. Steckel with persistent mental illness, offering supportive services and Carol Steinbach 24-hour staff availability. Terry Feinberg Steinberg Patti Berman Carol Stewart James JRS Supported Living – a scattered-site apartment program for Barry Berman adults with persistent mental illness, providing individualized Jane Bernstein support services. Andrea Friede Janet Fromkin Past Presidents Abby Grinberg Ruth Drescher Howard Levin Clubhouse – a daily psychiatric rehabilitation Corinne Krause Libby Fishman program for adults with persistent mental illness. Jeremy Kronman Kathy Hurwitz Sally Levin David Kalson Charles Morris Hall – an apartment program for adults with Martin J. Lubetsky, M.D. Ned Siegel Barbara Mendlowitz E. J. Strassburger developmental or cognitive disabilities. For more information, call the JRS office at 412-325-0039.
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