We know that Mike Heilman, Director of Maintenance for the Campus, is unfailingly hospitable, respectful, compassionate and completely engaged with the Campus and his responsibilities on the Campus.

We know also that Mike is persnickety about details, and keeps meticulous records that stand up to scrutiny by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Department of Welfare and the Department of Labor and Industry.  His attention to detail is because resident welfare is his highest priority.  Mike has high standards and holds his employees to the same standards.  He always puts the interests of the Campus ahead of his own interests and needs.

At a corporate meeting last week at Metz Corporation (the Jewish Home Campus’ contractor for Environmental Services and Housekeeping) headquarters in Dallas, PA, Mike was recognized with the Metz Support Services (Environmental Services/Facilities) Vice President’s Award for the same attributes that we see in his day-to-day interactions with staff, residents, family members and visitors.

Mike’s District Supervisor reports that selecting Mike for the award was “an easy choice” because when he visits the Campus,  he can see what Mike accomplishes.

If you don’t know how to operate a fire extinguisher, just ask Mike to show you. In addition to his many other responsibilities, Mike is the Campus Life Safety manager, and he makes a real fire that his “students” have to put out with a big, heavy red extinguisher like the one he is certifying in the photo above.

Cathy K – a  happy daughter – posted a lovely comment on Facebook about her mom’s stay at the Jewish Home, and we are happy to share her kind words with you.

To my prayer warriors: thank you! My mom is home, settled in, getting around well with a walker.  She went through a very difficult surgery and then came to the Jewish Home for rehab.  Your therapy program is excellent! I am very happy at how far she has come.  She has more therapy ahead which will certainly help her to improve even more.  Thank you for explaining Mom’s surgery and therapy to me – you helped me understand what to expect. 

I heartily recommend the Jewish Home to anyone looking for a rehab facility for an elderly relative !

Have you tried the Campus Café?


The Gift Shop and Library Lounge in the Home have been transformed into the Campus Café where visitors, staff and residents can grab a sandwich, soup, and salad from the salad bar and a wide variety of beverages and desserts. There are daily “specials” and “soup and sandwich” offerings, all reasonably priced.

All food in the Café is Glatt Kosher meat and parve, under strict Rabbinical supervision.

The Campus Café is OPEN again!  The Café is open and better than ever; we are proud to offer a variety of sandwiches, soups and salads sure to please anyone who enjoys a good meal.

You are welcome to enjoy a hot meal, soup, sandwiches or salads in the comfort of our Café or we would happily prepare anything for you “to go”.   We even offer our award winning soups to go, making it easier to pick up on the way home.



We are delighted to let you know that recently, we hired a number of RNs.  They work in a variety of positions,  and  several have long-term care experience.   These nurses are valuable additions to our staff.