Adult Programs


• Adult Day Center
A social wellness program in a warm and caring environment. Enables participants to remain in the community while giving support and respite to the caregiver. Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., includes nursing supervision, exercise, full range of therapies, professional staff, bathing, personal care, Jewish programming, kosher meals, snacks. Medicaid, VA and other benefits accepted.

• ReCharge!
An interactive brain and body fitness class that teaches strategies to improve memory, focus, and concentration.
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Ovation Chai Point private dining room.
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Ovation Sarah Chudnow in Mequon.

• R & R Club

The R & R Club (Recharge and Renew) is an innovative program designed to improve quality of life through community outings, life-long learning, and social connectedness. It offers active individuals, experiencing memory loss at an early age, (generally under 65) the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural events and interactive experiences in the Metro-Milwaukee area. Club enrollment required.
Club members meet every Friday from 9 am-1 pm
Each 4-hour session includes:
Time to recharge and renew with friends, overlooking Lake Michigan
Coffee and light snack at the newly renovated Rubenstein Family Kosher Oasis and Art Gallery
Engaging community outing with experienced staff and volunteers
Lunch with a lakeside view or local restaurant
Stress and relaxation techniques
Engagement with the Jewish Museum – Milwaukee SPARK program
Social support
Respite for care partner
• Memory Café

Miss Katie’s Diner (winter months)
1900 W. Clybourn St., Milwaukee, WI 53233
Pitch’s Express and McKinley Marina (summer months)
1750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Memory Café is a place where people with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) early-stage Alzheimer’s or a related dementia can be with their care partners to socialize and have fun with others dealing with a similar situation. Memory Café has no real agenda or stated purpose except to enjoy each other’s company. Memory Café provides a time to put aside the diagnosis, while having a great time connecting with each other as a family or creating new friends.
3rd Wednesday of every month 2:30-4 pm.
Register: First time attendees please call the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900.
Partners with Pitch’s Express, the Alzheimer’s Association, Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Milwaukee Public Museum, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute, and the Aging and Disability Resource Center.

Executive Director: Trish Cohn
Director of Day Services: Dawn Adler, R.T.
Social Worker: Dana Rubin-Winkelman, MSW, CAPSW, 414-289-9600 ext.249
President: Michael I. Sattell


1410 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Deerwood Crossing Senior Residences

Deerwood Crossing is a beautifully-designed and affordably-priced assisted and independent living facility with a kind and caring staff. Deerwood offers a high level of amenities, including a private dining room that serves three meals a day, an exercise room, a library/computer lab and daily activities. Studio, one-and-two bedroom apartments feature full kitchens and give seniors the flexibility to live in the same apartment as their needs change and they “age in place.” Residents can choose supportive services as needed, including medication administration, laundry, housekeeping, wellness checks, a facility-wide Life Alert system, transportation to medical appointments , and a nurse on staff for health care needs.
Deerwood Crossing is a partner in serving the community with Jewish Family Services.

Contact: Dan Fleischman, Vice President of Housing and Residential Services,
Property Manager: ACC Management Group, (414) 354-4700

4195 W. Bradley Rd., Brown Deer, WI 53209
Golda Meir House

Golda Meir House provides independent living for low-income seniors. It is owned by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Social services are provided by Jewish Family Services.

Contact: Viktoriya Rubinshteyn, Service Manager,
Property Manager: Metropolitan Associates, 414-276-1515

1567 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hand in Hand, Volunteer Partners in Caring

The purpose of Hand in Hand, Volunteer Partners in Caring is to further the mission of the Ovation Jewish Home by providing volunteer and financial support. Our members enhance the lives of residents and provide direct services to residents through volunteer service and sponsorships of staff, community and board-initiated programs. Hand in Hand also sponsors the gift shop at the Ovation Jewish Home. Caring Partners, an offshoot of Hand in Hand, provides volunteers for residents at end of life, ensuring that no one at any of our communities need die alone.

Chair: Mary Anne Selby

1414 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Helen Bader Center at Ovation Jewish Home

Renovated in 2013 and internationally known for our award-winning design, innovative programming and commitment to research, offers a nurturing, caring environment for residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementia. Our goal is to maximize functional, social and cognitive abilities for all of our residents. Medicare and Medicaid certified, we offer flexible and individualized therapies and promote meaningful activities to stimulate the senses and enhance cognitive awareness. Examples include homemade cooking, massage and music therapy as well as Monya’s Garden, a rooftop patio with space for residents to enjoy nature outdoors.

President: Michael I. Sattell
Administrator: Samer Abadeer


1410 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Jewish Family Services, Inc. (JFS)

Since 1867, JFS has provided comprehensive social services for the Milwaukee-area Jewish and general community. Our mission is to provide supportive services that will strengthen families, children and individuals throughout the life cycle within the context of their unique needs and traditions. JFS services include: counseling and clinical support, older adult services, and care management for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.

JFS is a partner agency of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and a beneficiary of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County.

President/CEO: John A. Yopps
Chair: Steven D. Zimmerman

1300 N. Jackson St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Jewish Home & Care Center Foundation

The Jewish Home & Care Center Foundation was created to assure that the important mission of Ovation Jewish Communities continues and to secure the future for the next century. Endowments created within the Foundation by donors and friends allow the Ovation Jewish Home, Ovation Chai Point and the Ovation Sarah Chudnow Communities to enhance the lives of residents in numerous ways. Our mission speaks to the strength of our Foundation in being able to work with families and provide services for their loved ones, regardless of their ability to pay.

President: Michael I. Sattell
Vice President of Development: Tanya Mazor-Posner
Chairman of the Board: Joshua L. Gimbel



Meaning “strength” in Hebrew, KOACH is the popular adult program that brings together Milwaukee area newcomers, semi-retired retirees, members of synagogues and Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center members.

KOACH reflects the vigor of this region’s Jewish community by representing the JCC and five Milwaukee synagogues including Congregations Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun, Shalom and Sinai, and Temple Menorah. The program provides a kosher lunch and an entertaining program designed for this special audience. Reservations are required.

Director: Diane Sobel

KOACH Birthday Klub

Make a homebound older adult’s special day even more special. Invite a volunteer to celebrate a birthday with treats, surprises and a one-hour visit.
Director: Diane Sobel


Lakeside Senior Enrichment Program

The Lakeside Senior Enrichment program offers a delicious luncheon weekdays and a wide variety of interesting and engaging activities, art classes, exercise and social opportunities for adults from around the city.

This program is supported by the Jewish Home and Care Center Foundation and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

Contact: Trish Cohn

1410 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53202