Tree of Life Offers Lessons of Forgiveness

Harley Tabak, President & CEO Jewish HomeLife Over the summer, I had the privilege of visiting the Tree of Life in Pittsburgh with some of my colleagues at Jewish HomeLife, along with other Jewish senior care executives as part of a regional meeting of our...

It’s Liberating to Embrace Aging

Harley Tabak, President & CEO, Jewish HomeLife I just spent a week in Hawaii with my son and his young family, truly appreciating the adage that the greatest gift in life is having grandchildren. I’m fortunate to work in an organization that doesn’t fear aging but...

High Holiday Message: On The Day Before Your Death

[Originally published in the Atlanta Jewish Times] Rebbe Eliezar famously said in the Talmud to “Repent One Day Before Your Death.” I often think about this idea in my work at Jewish HomeLife (JHLC), where many of the people we serve are nearing the end of their days....

Pros and Cons: Using an Agency vs. Hiring a Caregiver on Your Own

It happened. You realize your mom, dad or another loved one is no longer fully independent. The reasons are numerous: They are not keeping up with their medication. They may have given up their car keys and aren’t able to run errands and get to appointments. They may...
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