About the Tietz Jewish Mission
We are a 5 Star Deficiency Free Facility
A 200 bed facility located in the Jamaica Hills section of Queens, The Tietz Center was founded in 1971 with the mission of serving Holocaust Survivors. While serving the broader community, the Tietz center is still focused on making Tietz a comfortable destination for the Jewish community.
Visiting students from local schools and Bikur Cholim volunteers are an exuberant presence in our halls. Residents enjoy a broad array of stimulating recreational activities and cultural programs, including Holiday celebrations and Torah study groups. We are a deficiency free and five-star facility.
The Jewish ammenities that Tietz provides includes:
- Glatt Kosher Kitchen
- On-site full-time Rabbi
- Shabbos Minyan
- Special Shabbos & Holiday Meals
- Holiday Celebrations
- Shabbos Elevator
- Shabbos Hospitality Apartment
- Eruv Connected to the Surrounding Jewish Communities
- Special Holocaust Survivor Resources
- Large, Beautiful Sukkah
OUR KOSHER KITCHEN
The Margaret Tietz Center’s kitchen is under the strict supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. We serve Glatt Kosher and Cholov Yisroel exclusively. Shabbos and Holiday meals will be provided to visiting family members. Meals are also available for visiting family members upon request.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES UNIQUE TO MARGARET TIETZ
Chofetz Chaim Yeshiva holds not-for-profit status for services for Holocaust services and additional special programs so donations can be made to The Margaret Tietz Initiative.
Visiting students from local schools and Bikur Cholim volunteers are an exuberant presence in our halls, as they bring joy and smiles to our residents.
Residents enjoy a broad array of stimulating recreational activities and cultural programs, including Holiday celebrations, Torah study groups, and Bikur Cholim programs, in addition to art, music, horticulture and pet therapy.
Shabbos and Holiday Minyanim are held in our new, beautiful, large synagogue. The Minyanim are augmented and led by students of Yeshivas Chofetz Chaim. Following prayers, a hot Kiddush is provided for the residents and visiting family creating a “Heimishe” environment for our residents. Unique to Margaret Tietz, full High Holiday Services are held in our synagogue.
SHABBOS HOSPITALITY APARTMENT
In our ongoing commitment to serve the Observant Jewish community, the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center has established a beautifully furnished Shabbos apartment for those visiting family members who are unable to travel home over Shabbos or Holidays. This fully stocked apartment has all the amenities in place to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. All linens are provided and the kitchen is stocked with varied essentials. The apartment is conveniently located one block away from the facility, allowing family to easily visit their loved ones
Visitors are invited to have their meals in the apartment or join their loved ones for the Shabbos and Holiday meals in the facility.
Activities are an integral part of life at the Tietz Center. The Therapeutic Recreation department hosts a wide variety of activities designed to provide enjoyment and enhance the residents’ quality of life at Margaret Tietz. The entertainment provided to the residents is varied and includes Jewish-themed programs, such as Jewish Cantorial and Holiday concerts. Other examples of activities include:
Cooking demonstrations for holiday celebration
Partnering with Yeshiva's, local day schools and synagogues for special programs
Music, exercise and gardening held in our beautiful garden.
OUR ON-SITE RABBI, RABBI ZAVEL PEARLMAN
We have an on-site full-time Rabbi who interacts with our residents on a regular basis. Rabbi Zavel Pearlman is always available to meet with you and can be reached at 718-298-7800.