Jewish Senior Life Unveils New Friendship Van

APRIL 15, 2022 – ROCHESTER, NY Jewish Senior Life recently received a generous donation of a transportation vehicle from the Alfred and Harriet Feinman Foundation through the Myron S. Silver Fund for the Future at Jewish Senior Life. The Friendship Van provides residents a ride to a variety of appointments, outings, and social events while honoring the legacy of two lifelong friends and dedicated supporters of Jewish Senior Life, Al Feinman and Mike Silver.

The two friends met as freshmen at the University of Rochester and forged a bond that lasted over 75 years. Their personal involvement with Jewish Senior Life funded various programs and facilities enhancements, which have helped enrich the quality of life of residents and their families over many years.

“The new Friendship Van represents more than just a ride,” says Thomas McDade Clay, Director of Major Gifts at Jewish Senior Life Foundation.  “It provides residents continued independence and self-determination that would otherwise be difficult to maintain. It’s also a testament to the importance of lasting friendship.”

The Feinman and Silver families also contributed to the development of The Myron & Helen Silver and Alfred & Harriet Feinman Friendship Park, an outdoor gathering space where residents, their families and friends can spend quality time together.


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