In the early 1980s, a group of community leaders, many of whom would eventually form our Founding Board of Directors, gathered together to share a vision: to build a mission-driven nursing home that would provide the finest quality of care and caring for the frail Jewish elderly living on Long Island. Their dedication and commitment enabled their dream to soon become a reality with the opening of the Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in 1988, the first nursing home in Suffolk County, Long Island with a Jewish ambiance.
Gurwin's Faith-based Mission:
"Honor Thy Mother and Father"
Caring for People of All Faiths
In the 35 years since its inception, Gurwin’s scope of healthcare services has expanded on its Commack campus, as well as further east on Long Island with the addition of Island Nursing and Rehab Center. Now a Life Plan Community, the Gurwin Healthcare System serves people of all faiths, from adult day care, and home care, to assisted living and independent living communities.
Kosher Dining and Shabbos Observance
Kosher meals are provided in strict accordance with Jewish dietary laws here at Gurwin. Our glatt kosher dining experience is of the highest quality, providing hot and nutritious cuisine for our residents. Supervised by multiple, full-time Mashgichim, our separate meat and dairy kitchens, separate dishwashing rooms, and separate cookware and flatware ensure we meet the needs of our residents requiring meticulous observance of Kashrus.
Shabbos and holiday observance are part of the fabric of the Gurwin community. Special meals are always prepared in the honor of Shabbos and Yom Tov, and services such as daily Mincha and Friday Oneg Shabbat have traditionally been led by our on-campus chaplain Rabbi Uri Lesser in our beautiful renovated synagogue. Rabbi Lesser is available for one-on-one resident visits at the nursing and rehabilitation center upon request, in strict adherence with CDC health guidelines, to brighten their day.
Catholic mass is broadcast each Sunday on Gurwin’s internal Channel 3 to resident rooms from Christ the King Church in Commack. Weekly holy communion is distributed each Thursday in the nursing and rehabilitation center by Gurwin’s internal team of Extraordinary Ministers to Catholic residents on each unit.
Any short-term or long-term resident wishing to receive communion may request to be added to the communion distribution list by contacting their social worker.
Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is Long Island’s premiere facility for short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing care and and is part of the 36-acre Gurwin Healthcare System campus which includes our award-winning assisted living facility, adult day care and home care programs as well as on-site dialysis. With a mission rooted in Jewish custom and tradition, and 35 years of caring for frail and medically complex older adults, Gurwin’s compassionate and dedicated staff help our residents thrive physically as well as spiritually.
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Thank you for helping us to continue our mission of caring for the frail and elderly for generations to come.