Changes and growth for JFS and Sinai schools

Changes and growth for JFS and Sinai schools

After leasing space for their business and administrative offices in the building owned by Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson in Teaneck for 14 years, Sinai Schools’ offices have moved into larger facilities at 240 Frisch Court, Suite 100, Paramus. The move allows both Sinai and Jewish Family Service to grow and expand the services they offer.

“It is hard to believe, after so many years, that Sinai schools will no longer be at the JFS building,” Sam Fishman, Sinai’s managing director, said. “JFS is a wonderful organization that, like Sinai, provides essential services to our community. That is why it always felt right for us to be in the JFS building — a place where so much good is done for so many, every day.”

Over the last six years, Sinai has grown to serve more than double the number of students, all of whom have complex special education needs. This fall, it will open its sixth school, a high school for boys from 18 to 21, to join its three other high schools, two elementary schools, and residential program for adult men.

Jewish Family Service will take over the space vacated by Sinai to use for additional clinical therapy rooms and an enlarged food pantry. Susan Greenbaum, JFS’s executive director, reports, “Jewish Family Service has seen an increase in clinical patients of over 43 percent in the past 12 months. We’ve been forced to use administrative offices in the evening as therapy rooms. Although we are sad to see them leave, Sinai’s move came at an opportune time for us. Their vacated space will be put to immediate use by our staff. “

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