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L’Orech Yomim/Center for Healthy Living, Inc. (LOY) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that has been serving the Jewish Community since 1999, providing:

  • Seminar programs for families on topics relating to “Caring for Our Elders;”
  • Consumer information, referral, and advocacy assistance to family care givers;
  • Guidance and direction to health care providers in designing programs to meet the cultural needs of the community.

In addition to the support and involvement of Rabbis, Schools and Synagogues, LOY Center benefits from the availability of senior professional expertise in health care delivery, planning, marketing, and evaluation, computer science, quality assurance, and case management. A dedicated volunteer corps have produced exceptional results.

State-of-the-Art Knowledge on Caregiving
State-of-the-Art Knowledge on Caregiving
by Co-Director, Aging and Public Health Program, Columbia University, Victoria Ravies, PhD.
Self Care and Healthy Aging Training at Senior Centers
Self Care and Healthy Aging Training at Senior Centers
Advocating
Advocating
At the Long Term Care Community Coalition Annual Event. Left to Right: Eminent Eldercare Attorney Martin Petroff, Esq. expressing his political views, Acclaimed family caregiver advocate Beth Finkel, Director New York State AARP, and Geoff Lieberman, Long Term Care Community Coalition Board Member.
Health Equity
Health Equity
Promoting Health Equity and Culturally Appropriate Programming Needs to Public Health Professionals
Cultural Competence
Cultural Competence
Beyond Friendship - Sharing A Mission of Promoting Cultural Competence in Healthcare Delivery Left to Right: Ephraim Shapiro, PhD, MPA, MBA, Faculty, Ariel University, Israel presenting his research findings "Smoking Prevalence and Cessation Alternatives among the Most Religious Israeli Jews and Muslims." The most traditionally religious segments of Israeli society, including both Jews and Muslims, have distinctive cultural attitudes and behaviors that can pose challenges to reducing smoking, while their large resources of social capital have implications for intervention opportunities. Justice Mbizo, MS, DrPH, Chair and Associate Professor, Dept of Public Health Sciences, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, evaluated "Adherence to Self-Management Practices Among Diabetic Adults Who Attended a Diabetes Education Class." Study comparison of Whites, African Americans and Native Americans/Alaska Natives population cohorts support the effectiveness of self-management education model with the aid of community peer educators for at risk populations. Rabbi Reuven G. Becker, MBA, MS, Founder and Director, LOY/Center for Healthy Living Inc, Queens, New York, educating Public Health Professionals regarding the cultural practices of the Orthodox Jewish population as they relate to care management and health care outcomes.
 Fostering Healthy Aging: Health Equity
Fostering Healthy Aging: Health Equity
Designing and Engaging Orthodox Jewish elders in healthy aging practices such as exercise, overcoming sedentary life styles, and unavailability of culturally appropriate settings for such activity.
With Duane Proctor, PhD
With Duane Proctor, PhD
Rabbi becker, lorech yomim founder Advocating for health equity of Orthodox Jewish Community needs to Duane Proctor PhD, senior advisor to the president, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and director of RWJF's achieving health equity portfolio
College Student Healthy Aging Talks
College Student Healthy Aging Talks
Professional Development and Building Cultural Sensitivity of Future Practitioners at L’Orech Yomim senior program.
The Professional Advisory Board
The Professional Advisory Board
Mendel Singer, Phd, MPH, Case Western University (center) and Ephraim Shapiro,PhD, MPA, MBA, Ariel University (far right). Not Shown Here: Lee Caplan, MD, Phd, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine and Judy Brickman, LCSW, New York City Department for the Aging, Retired.
Communicating with Senior Public Health Educators
Communicating with Senior Public Health Educators
Rabbi Becker and Dr. Justice Mbizo Enjoying the exchange of learning each other’s traditions and the camaraderie of a shared mission to increase cultural competence among providers, students and community leaders.
Public Health Education
Public Health Education
Appreciating new knowledge acquired from L’Orech Yomim advocacy regarding end of life and other Orthodox Jewish traditions relating to care management.
Lee Caplan, MD, PhD, MPH,
Lee Caplan, MD, PhD, MPH,
Morehouse School of Medicine. Co-Presenter and researcher at conference reporting results of L'Orech Yomim initiated First National Study of Orthodox Jewish Caregiving
Rabbi Shloime Mandel
Rabbi Shloime Mandel
and Rabbi Becker at program organized for Ateret Avot assisted living residence, Brooklyn. To listen to Rabbi Mandel's inspirational words on Kibud Av and eldercare, click on the resource tab.
Programming for the Atria
Programming for the Atria
Professional Expertise - Seminar Presenters
Professional Expertise - Seminar Presenters
Gordin Rovins, MS,CEAC, Jewish Guild and Hillel Flamer, MD, Medical Director, Sephardic Home
Chaskel Bennett, EMT/Dispatcher, Hatzolah of Flatbush
Chaskel Bennett, EMT/Dispatcher, Hatzolah of Flatbush
presenting Lessons From The Field: Safety in the Home.
Rabbi Haimoff
Rabbi Haimoff
addressing the challenges of elder care and fulfilling the Mitzva of Kibud Av V’eim.
Standing Room Only Crowd
Standing Room Only Crowd
at Young Israel of Forest Hills
Rabbi  Keehn
Rabbi Keehn
Director, Pasoral Services, New York Hospital Queens, and Rabbi Becker responding to questions on DNR and Halachic Living Will Advance Directives.
Rabbi Schonfeld
Rabbi Schonfeld
lauding L’Orech Yomim activity and focus on Kibud av V’eim at Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Seated, panel presenter Ms.Chavy Baron, PT, MPA, Rehabilitation Manager, Revival Home Health Care.