“100 Years of Life” Centennial Exhibit

When you visit the Jewish Home, you’ll see that featured in the Farash Tower lobby area is our “100 Years of Life” Centennial Exhibit. The exhibit features an engaging timeline of our first century, as well as highlights of our continuing commitment to innovation. We hope that you’ll take a moment to check it out next time you’re here!

Family Calls

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Summit at Brighton Family Call_9.10.21

Information on Visiting

Throughout this pandemic, the entire Jewish Senior Life campus has taken a very safe and conservative approach to protect our residents and staff, and we will continue this approach going forward.  We continue to follow the CDC and NYS Department of Health guidelines for infection control.

Jewish Home of Rochester Visitation Policy (Jewish Home Farash Tower and Cottages)

We are currently open for scheduled visitation.  You can schedule for visit through our online scheduling system.

General guidelines about visiting, effective July 20, 2021:

Visitation/face mask wearing

  • If the resident is fully vaccinated they can choose to have close contact (including touch) with an unvaccinated visitor while both are wearing a face mask in the resident room.
  • If both the resident and visitor are fully vaccinated, the resident and visitor may have close contact (including touch) without a face mask in the residents room (We encourage all  visitors to still wear a face mask.)
  • Face masks are required to be worn when not in resident rooms


  • Group programming and communal dining for our residents may occur without social distancing and without face masks if all participants are fully vaccinated.
  • If a resident is not fully vaccinated they must social distance and wear a face mask.

The Jewish Home of Rochester has also extended the visiting hours to 9:30 am-8:00 pm daily with a maximum of 2 people visiting at a time.  Please continue to be screened and obtain a visitor sticker at the concierge desk prior to arriving on your loved one’s home.

We are providing COVID-19 Vaccinated Badges to routine visitors who provide their vaccine information.  The badges are available for pickup at the concierge desk.

Families may now join their loved ones at any of our off-home activity programs. This means that you are more than welcome to join your loved one at a program in the community rooms in the Cottages, outdoors on our campus or at programs within the main building in the Sands Center or Art Room.

Unfortunately, programs that are being held in individual homes within the cottages or on the households within the Jewish Home Farash Tower are not opened up for families to attend. These areas are for residents only as they are shared common areas within our campus.

Wolk Manor/Lodge Visitation Policy, as of May 2021

The following visitation guidelines apply to both Wolk Manor and the Lodge at Wolk Manor

Visiting Hours:

Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • We highly encourage visitors to get a Covid test within 72 hours of your visit
  • We offer rapid testing Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm days
    • If you are unable to come in during this hours, you can provide negative results from a community test to the concierge upon arrival
    • If you are unable to come in during these hours, you can provide negative results from a community test to the concierge upon arrival
  • Upon entering Wolk Manor, visitors will self-screen in an electronic system upon entry for each visit. The registration log will include the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, date, time of visit and visitor signature indicating that they cleared the screening questions and do not have a temperature over 99.5 degrees
  • Visitation for up to two visitors must be scheduled in advance through the Wolk Concierge for a 30 minutes visit
  • Face masks and must be worn at all times, in addition, face shields must be worn in common areas as well. If you do not have a face shield, we will provide one for you.
  • Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • All visits should take place in the resident’s room or off unit to enjoy the outdoors if weather permits.

    Reflections on 2020

 Pandemic Plan

You can access our 2020 Pandemic Disaster Plan here.