Since our founding in 1906, our identity as a Jewish community has guided everything we do here at Ovation Communities.
Ovation Communities provides many occasions to enrich spiritual life through special celebrations and observances. In recognition of our heritage, a full-time rabbi officiates at Friday, Sabbath, and holiday services at our campuses
Rabbi Adams, Director of Pastoral Care for Ovation Communities, leads most services at the Sarah Chudnow Synagogue. He provides education about Judaism to residents, their families, staff, and volunteers, and leads activities that enrich the lives of residents. He works with the Caring Partners program and leads numerous workshops for staff throughout the year. He brings more than 35 years of experience as a rabbi, which includes service in nursing homes, older adult education programs, college campus Hillel work, and Congregations.
We also have a Director of Traditions & Spiritual Life – Rabbi Levi Emmer. Rabbi Emmer leads worship at the Jewish Home Synagogue. He works to make sure traditional practices and observances are maintained at our facilities, even while we respect the diversity of our residents and their practice. He supervises kashrut (matters pertaining to kosher food laws), as the lead Mashgiach. He also assists Rabbi Adams in pastoral duties as needed.
Through an extensive program of services, activities, and one-on-one counseling, Ovation Communities seeks to expand the residents’ opportunities for spiritual reflection and inner healing.
In addition to religious services, Ovation Communities offers an array of entertaining and enriching cultural, educational and artistic programming which brings the community together to connect with Jewish heritage, identity, experiences and values. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for the community.