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Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life

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The Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, formerly Philadelphia Geriatric Center, has a heritage of more than 130 years of care and concern for the aged. The Center is the progeny of two 19th-century homes that provided the basic necessities of life for elderly Jewish immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe.

As the need for broad, far-reaching services for the aged became apparent, the Abramson Center for Jewish Life's founders moved quickly to provide them. Over the years, the Center developed into a complex multi-service agency serving the aged and their families. Research into the medical, social and behavioral problems affecting the elderly also became an important priority and led to the creation of the Center's renowned Polisher Research Institute.

Today the Abramson Center for Jewish Life continues to forge ahead in developing pioneering services and facilities for care of the aged at its new, state-of-the-art campus in Horsham Township, Montgomery County, Pa.
A vibrant Jewish cultural and religious environment enhances the atmosphere of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life. Our full-time rabbi and chaplaincy staff visit, counsel and conduct religious services for seniors residing on our campus and their families. Shabbat and holiday services are conducted in our inspiring synagogue in Town Square Jewish festivals are celebrated with traditional food and programs. Our chaplaincy staff attends to the spiritual needs and provides pastoral care to all our residents and their families. Future rabbis and chaplains receive important training and experience in the complex issues of aging through rabbinic internships offered by the Abramson Center for Jewish Life. These internships in pastoral care are available through the Center's Martha Stern Memorial Rabbinic Internship Program. Students from synagogue youth groups, religious schools and Jewish days schools throughout Greater Philadelphia visit the campus as part of the Center's Project SHEMA (SHaring and Enriching through Multigenerational Activities) program.
The Abramson Center for Jewish Life offers a supportive work environment, growth opportunities, competitive salary and outstanding benefits including:
  • Generous and flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) program
  • Outstanding health and retirement benefits
  • Full-time employees’ benefits effective first day of the month following start date
  • Tuition reimbursement plan The Abramson Center for Jewish Life is an equal opportunity employer.
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    Every detail in the Center's new campus incorporates the latest knowledge about the needs of older adults and reflects the respect for dignity and individual worth that has always defined the Center's care. Defining aspects of the new campus are:

    Homelike Jewish environment: Entrance foyers, private bedrooms and cozy, homelike dens create a comfortable, inviting atmosphere. Pets and plants fill the environment with warmth and life. Judaica, soft window treatments and carpets add to the homelike atmosphere.

    Familiar lifestyle: Nutritious kosher meals are served in intimate dining rooms. Activities and care are tailored - day and evening - to residents' interests, individual preferences, and choices. Intergenerational activities and family involvement are fostered.

    State-of-the-art senior care: As always, the Center draws on the latest findings in research and clinical practice to assure that residents remain as healthy and independent as possible.

    Alzheimer's care: Older adults with dementia are cared for in an activity-focused environment that caters to their special needs and emphasizes personal dignity and safety.

    Connection to the community: Among its special features, Town Square offers places for socializing, including a synagogue, kosher bistro, and children's play alcove where residents can interact with visiting youngsters. By drawing people of all ages, our Center has become a truly multigenerational center for Jewish life.

    Beautifully landscaped grounds: From four-season porches and outdoor courtyards, residents are able to enjoy the outdoors and the changing of the seasons in a secure and lovely setting.
    Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life
    1425 Horsham Road
    North Wales, PA 19454-1320