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Save the Date for our Annual Event!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 2, 2016! Our annual event to benefit the residents of the Robison Jewish Health Center will take place at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland, and promises to be a magical evening!

Please consider joining our growing family of generous sponsors, whose support ensures we can continue our mission of providing the highest quality health and life care to our honored elders. Learn more by calling 503-535-4360.

DIAMOND  |  $10,000

The Goodman Family

R&H Construction

Arlene Schnitzer / Jordan Schnitzer

RUBY  |  $5,000

Consonus Healthcare

The Stern Family

Marcy Tonkin

SAPPHIRE  |  $2,500

D.A. Davidson

Bev & Stan Eastern and Michelle & Steve Gradow

Solomon D. & Rosalyn Menashe

Steinberg Investment Group, LLC

PEARL  |  $1,000

3rdThird Marketing


Aspen Mitzvah Fund of the OJCF

Manny & Karen Berman

Carla Properties, LTD.

Jim & Ilene Davidson

David Fuks & DeAnn Sullivan

Bob & Lesley Glasgow

Gersham & Pauline Goldstein

Rosalie Goodman

Jack Menashe / Ruben J. Menashe Inc.

Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Ed & Jill Neuwelt

Jon & Naomi Newman

Jerry & Shirley Nudelman

Oregon Angel Fund

Packouz Jewelers

Bob & Rita Philip

David & Diane Rosencrantz


Sandra Simon & Ami Page

Les & Martha Soltesz

Larry & Linda Veltman

Sharon Weil

Gary & Carolyn Weinstein

Winkler Development Corporation

Jay & Diane Zidell

Norm Dowty of R&H Construction presents a $10,000 Diamond Sponsorship check to CSP CEO Sandra Simon

Norm Dowty of R&H Construction presents a $10,000 Diamond Sponsorship check to CSP CEO Sandra Simon

Help us provide a Happy Thanksgiving!

JFCS ThanksgivingThanksgiving Food Boxes – CSP Food Drive for Jewish Family & Child Services

Every year staff and residents here at Cedar Sinai Park come together and make donations to help feed 150 families in the Portland area for Thanksgiving.

While we don’t supply all the items, we do supply the following:

Campbell Soup Can

150 – Cans cream of mushroom soup (10.75 oz) & 150 – Cans French Fried Onions (6 oz)

French Fried Onions

We hope you will join us in our effort to help feed local families in need this Thanksgiving! If you want to participate, please bring your donations to Cedar Sinai Park (Rose Schnitzer Manor) and place your food items in the barrel in the lobby.

Please only donate the preferred size indicated above (it helps to keep all families food boxes a similar size)**

Don’t be late! Wednesday November 18th is the final day to donate!  (** soup and French Fried Onions  can be a store brand sucTHANK-YOUh as Albertsons, Walmart, Safeway, etc.)

Today we break ground!

Today we are breaking ground on The Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center. We are also looking forward to a full renovation of the Robison Jewish Health Center once the new facility is complete! We could not have come this far toward our goal of creating a state-of-the-art 21st century rehabilitation and long-term care center – without our community.invite_front-01

We have been so encouraged by the responses from our Jewish community and beyond. We are very close to raising all the funds needed for our new GREEN HOUSE MODEL® for a long-term care household and rehabilitation facility – both with all private rooms and bathrooms!

We have raised nearly 19 million dollars and now we need help from YOU and your community to make our dream a reality. This project is just too important for you not to be involved. Participating is quick and easy. You can make a Mitzvah with an online donation right now at Dignity By Design Webpage.

We are kicking off this final effort today and hoping to complete this by Rosh Hashanah. You can help us to make this happen. Feel free to check out the site and/or call us with any questions you may still have at 503.535.4422.

Thank you.

Lance Steinberg
Board President

Cedar Sinai Park to Break Ground on $33 Million Construction Project


Cedar Sinai Park to Break Ground on $33 Million Construction Projectinvite_front-01

Portland, Oregon, July 6, 2015 — Cedar Sinai Park (CSP) is happy to announce it will be breaking ground on a $33 million construction project focused on renovation of the Robison Jewish Health Center and its transformation into a 44-bed post-acute rehabilitation center. The project will also include the construction of two additional buildings with four homes in THE GREEN HOUSE® model – providing 12 beds each (48 total) for an improved model of long-term care.

“We commend Cedar Sinai Park for their vision to further their mission by implementing The Green House model, and their commitment to transform long term care in Oregon” said Susan Frazier, Senior Director, The Green House Project.

CSP is committed to helping people stay at home as long as possible or maintain lower levels of care and is moving forward with this project in response to community needs for post-hospital sub-acute care rehabilitation services to facilitate returning home after a medical event such as a hip replacement or surgery.

Four new homes will be part of the Harold Schnitzer Health & Rehabilitation Care Center, focused on providing state-of-the-art long-term care in the model of Green House  Homes across the country. These homes will emphasize quality-of-life; person-directed care which results in improved healthcare outcomes for residents who can no longer remain at home due to conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis.

On Wednesday, July 15th, we will officially break ground on the new center. The groundbreaking will take place at 4:00 p.m. on the corner of SW 62nd Avenue and Boundary Street, and will include remarks from CSP and community leaders.

“We are pleased to see this dynamic construction project begin. It is important to Cedar Sinai Park and the entire community that we develop a 21st century service capacity that is both beautiful and able to meet changing healthcare demands,” said Jim Winkler, Capital Campaign Chair.

“Cedar Sinai Park is proud to be working with LRS Architects and R&H Construction on this project” according to David Fuks, CSP Chief Executive Officer. “These two firms represent the highest quality teams and we are glad to be teaming with them on this very important work.”

About Cedar Sinai Park:  Cedar Sinai Park provides residential and community-based care to elders and adults with special needs, allowing them to live with comfort, independence, and dignity in a manner and in an environment based on Jewish values. A nonprofit organization, we are committed to delivering a broad-based continuum of care that can be tailored to individuals’ unique needs. Our services include independent and assisted living (Rose Schnitzer Manor), nursing home care (Robison Jewish Health Center), daily respite care (Adult Day Services), affordable housing for seniors and people with disabilities (Rose Schnitzer Tower, Lexington Apartments, Park Tower Apartments, The 1200 Building), in-home care (Sinai In-Home Care), a collaboration with Jewish Family & Child Service), and affordable housing for developmentally disabled adults (Kehillah).

The Green House Project is a radically new, national model for skilled-nursing care that returns control, dignity and a sense of well-being to elders, their families and direct care staff. In the Green House model, residents receive care in small, self-contained homes organized to deliver individualized care, meaningful relationships and better direct care jobs through a self-managed team of direct care staff working in cross-trained roles. Green House homes meet all state and federal regulatory and reimbursement criteria for skilled-nursing facilities.

Architectural Drawings are Available





ALIVE INSIDE fundraiser a huge success!!!


thank youSam for blogWe want to send a BIG THANK YOU to Sam Ellenby! His 8th grade Capstone Project at Portland Jewish Academy (PJA) brought in over $1,300 and equipment for Cedar Sinai Park’s Music & Memory program!

Sam has always had an immense passion for music and a strong belief in the effects it can have on a person’s life. “After seeing this movie, Alive Inside, I was instantly moved by the idea of the massive potential for this form of therapy and wanted to take action in my community,” Ellenby stated. “I am putting on this benefit in hopes of spreading the word to the community, as well as being able to gather donations for the Music & Memory program at Robison. I hope to help show the world how transformative a pair of headphones and an iPod can be for people living with dementia.”

Sam’s event was a huge success!

Thank you so much! Great job, Sam! Thanks also to everyone who took the time to come and support Sam and this program. We thank you for your time, financial and equipment donations.

About the film   ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.   An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

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Purls of Wisdom group gives knitted gifts!

Rose Schnitzer Manor has it’s own knitting group called, The Purls of Wisdom. The knitters regularly donate their creations to various causes. Most recently, they have donated 25 hats for cancer patients to Compass Oncology.

Purls of Wisdom Hats Jan12

Group member and Manor resident Annette Gerard has previously said that knitting for charity projects is “a nice way to keep busy and accomplish something at the same time.” It is also a Jewish tradition … part of Tikun Olam (caring for the earth and the people on it).

Amazingly, with this latest donation, the group has now given 1800 knitted items to charity!

Thanks to all the members of the Purls of Wisdom for your handmade gifts from the heart!