Hebrew Rehabilitation Center Culinary Team Selected as Kosher Provider for Ethos’ Meals on Wheels Program

Serves 500 Meals a Day for Boston Area Seniors

BOSTON – The culinary team at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center was recently selected by Ethos, an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP), to provide kosher meals for the Ethos Meals on Wheels Program. As a result, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center will provide 375 meals a day for the hundreds of vulnerable seniors in the Boston area who follow a kosher diet.
According to Misha Shtivelman, Director, Culinary and Nutrition Operations of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, “Working with the Ethos Meals on Wheels program supports our mission to empower aging adults to live their best lives. Our culinary team is doing an incredible job, and it’s fulfilling to know we’re supporting the nutritional needs of our neighbors who want to keep kosher.”

“The Ethos Meals on Wheels Program reflects the communities that we serve, caters to many tastes and offers a wide variety of menu options,” said Margery Gann, Chief Operating Officer for Ethos. “We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Hebrew SeniorLife so it’s natural for us to partner with them to provide healthy, nutritious, and culturally appropriate kosher meals to Boston-area seniors.” 

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center’s kitchen facility and meals are Certified Kosher* through New England Kosher. Menus include meals such as Parmesan Baked Cod, Herbed Orzo, Broccoli & Peppers served with a dinner roll and cookie; or Roasted Chicken with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Vegetable Medley, served with a dinner roll and apple slices. 

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center also provides 125 kosher meals a day for Springwell, another ASAP, that provides meals for those in need west of Boston. Hebrew SeniorLife is also sponsoring the donation of Thanksgiving meals through HESSCO, an ASAP serving 12 communities in South Norfolk County. The sponsorship will help provide many seniors with hearty, nutritious holiday meals. 

About Ethos 
Ethos is a private, nonprofit organization that assists the elderly and disabled to live at home. Ethos serves over 3,000 individuals and families, primarily in the Boston neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park, and Mattapan. Ethos offers a wide range of high-quality, discounted services and support, delivered at home and in the community.

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the nonprofit organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit https://hebrewseniorlife.org and follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

*Kosher l’cholim. For more information, contact Sara Paasche-Orlow at spaasche-orlow@hsl.harvard.edu.