Los Angeles Jewish Home's Blog

Staff Appreciation Week 2015

Virtual Bowling  Strikes at Fountainview
From May 15th to May 21st the Jewish Home staff, residents, and visitors celebrated Staff Appreciation Week. Employees from all of the Home's facilities were encouraged to join this week of food, friends, and fun at the Grancell and Eisenberg Village Campuses. Events included a carne asada luau barbecue, instant recess, delightful pancake breakfast, variety show, and Employee Recognition Ceremony.

The employee variety show was a highlight of the week. Fantastic dancers stunned audiences with Santa Rita Bailable, traditional Indian, Cha-Cha, Hawaiian, modern hip hop, retro rock and roll, Bollywood Bhangra, and Flamenco dance performances. Employees also performed routines to Be Our Guest from Beauty and the Beast, Don't Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John and Kiki Dee, Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Shake it Off by Taylor Swift, Lazy by Bruno Mars, as well as the theme songs to The Addams Family and The Brady Bunch. A talented staff member sang the American and Israeli national anthems, while another employee sang and played Iridescent Eyes, an original song. Other groups wowed spectators with an exhilarating drum drill and an amusing game show skit.

Staff Appreciation Week concluded with the Employee Recognition Ceremony. Outstanding employees were showered in applause and appreciation for all of the contributions they've made to the Home over the years. Long standing staff members who have been working with the Home for 5, 10, 13, 15, 20, 25, and 40 years were honored for their diligence within the community. Preselected staff members were welcomed to the Jewish Home Home Team, a special team of 160 employees recognized by peers, visitors, and families for their outstanding contributions to the Home.

As the Home's staff members revert to their normal work schedules after a multitude of shared meals, exciting events, and fun festivities, they do so with a sense of joy and pride knowing their hard work makes a difference within the Jewish Home's community. Vice President of human resources Sharon Ginchansky commented on the importance of this celebratory week, "Staff Appreciation Week is the one week we shine the spotlight on our staff's commitment to excellence as well as the passion and pride they exude in their daily duties. It's an honor to celebrate the achievements of our peers and to give our thanks to the people who make the Home the wonderful place it is." 

Please click here to view photos from Staff Appreciation Week 2015.

Special thanks to the Home's Human Resources, Dietary, Housekeeping, and Maintenance Departments for working so hard to make sure this week of festivities was an incredible success.