Dining and Nutrition at the Home

Nutrition plays an important part of the overall care at the Jewish HomeWell-prepared and well-presented meals are a source of joy for everyone, and residents of the Home experience a constantly evolving menu of wonderful, nutritious, kosher meals.

Because our residents pay close attention to the quality of their meals, the Home has refined the art of meal structure and presentation, beginning with what we call a "restaurant" or "fine-dining" approach. Rather than serving meals all-at-once on a tray, as in many institutional settings, meals are presented course by course.

Diners find bread and butter in the middle of the table. Salads, cold dishes, and entrees are served in their appropriate order, at the appropriate temperature. Meals are prepared with the high quality, fresh ingredients, and menus are designed with bi-weekly input from our Resident Food Committees.

Backed by the latest research, the Home pursues a philosophy of the so-called "liberalized" diet. Instead of enforcing a strict low-sodium regimen, the Home believes that our later years — and meals especially — should be enjoyed to the fullest. While staff dieticians meet with all diners to address their special needs, meals at the Home are liberal, plentiful, and enjoyable. Click on the image below to see a sample menu.