Fall River Jewish Home

Jewish Living

FAQ from Families Seeking Long-Term Care in a Jewish Community in Massachusetts

Our social worker, Regina, has the privilege of working with families who are considering Fall River Jewish Home for an aging loved one. She guides them through the process, answers their questions and takes them on a tour of the community. Many families that Regina talks with each day are looking for a senior living community that honors […]

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The Role Grandparents Play in Teaching Jewish Traditions and Values

If you have attended an event at a Jewish preschool or day school recently, you have no doubt noticed many older faces in the crowd. Grandparents play an ever increasingly important role in their grandchildren’s lives. They aren’t just attending school programs as a devoted grandparent. Instead, they are picking up grandchildren from swim class

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Reiki & Judaism

Reiki is a traditional Japanese technique that is gaining in popularity especially for those who provide hospice and palliative care services. While it is called a hands-on practice of healing, Reiki therapists generally do not touch the patient receiving the treatment. Reiki practitioners believe that each person has a central energy field that travels throughout

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The Jewish Perspective on Aging

In today’s social and economic climate, older adults and adults living with a disability may be feeling less than valued. The media inundates us daily with signals that anyone over 40 is no longer vital or beautiful. Our political leaders debate how to cut the costs of Medicare and Medicaid, sending out an unspoken message

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Explaining Shiva to Non-Jewish Friends

Residents of all faiths call our community home. That diversity gives residents and families the opportunity to learn more about religious beliefs that are different than theirs. One area we frequently receive questions about relates to a fundamental ritual of Judaism called shiva. Shiva is a week-long period of mourning for first-degree relatives following the

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