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Senior kosher dinners start up again June 18

Photo of seniors enjoying themselves during the JCC Senior Adult Dining Program.

Each weekday at noon seniors come together at the Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center to have lunch. Some of them do so after sweating it out in the JCC’s gym or attending a group exercise class. As an Onondaga County-designated senior nutrition program, the tasty kosher meals served satisfy a third of the FDA’s recommended daily nutritional requirements. The menu, which changes every month, regularly features a variety of popular dishes including meatloaf, brisket, cornish hen, and more. What’s not to love?

Well, there’s always more to love, especially in the summer.

The JCC’s Dr. Morton and Mrs. Libby Maloff Summer Senior Dinner program will be serving a well-balanced kosher dinner every Monday starting June 18. The weekly dinners start promptly at 5 pm and a variety of live entertainment will be included each week as a part of the meal program. This summertime tradition will run through August 28.

The summer dinners, open to seniors age 60 and older, are offered for a suggested contribution of $5 per person. The JCC’s weekday senior lunches will continue at noon Tuesdays through Fridays during those weeks the summer dinner is held for a $4 suggested contribution. Registration for dinner is required by the Wednesday before each dinner by calling 315-445-2360.

“We are excited to be kicking off our summer dinner program for seniors next month,” said Marci Erlebacher, JCC of Syracuse executive director. “The dinners have become very popular and offer a wonderful outlet for seniors to socialize while enjoying a delicious kosher meal.”

The JCC’s Bobbi Epstein Lewis Senior Adult Dining Program is the only senior nutrition program available outside of New York City serving kosher meals five days per week. The program is funded in part by the Onondaga County Department of Aging and Youth and the New York State Office for the Aging and Administration for Community Living. For more information, and to register for a lunch or dinner, call 315-445-2360.