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Holiday Hours 2019-2020

Monday, September 02

Labor Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, September 29

Erev Rosh Hashanah 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Monday, September 30

Rosh Hashanah, Day 1

Tuesday, October 01

Rosh Hashanah, Day 2

Tuesday, October 08

Kol Nidre 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, October 09

Yom Kippur

Thursday, November 28

Thanksgiving Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, December 25

Christmas Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Tuesday, December 31

New Year's Eve 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, January 01

New Year's Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, April 08

Erev Passover 5:30 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, April 09

Passover, Day 1

Monday, May 25

Memorial Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, July 04

Independence Day 7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Memory Center

Jonathan and Nancy Littman Memory Center

The Jonathan and Nancy Littman Memory Center is an innovative program serving adults who have mild-to-moderate cognitive impairment. Our program is uniquely designed to enhance the physical, cognitive and social well-being of each participant while providing a safe and stimulating environment.

Our highly qualified team includes our Director (a Certified Dementia Specialist with 25 years of experience working with cognitively impaired adults), Recreational Therapists, Licensed Social Workers from Jewish Family Services and specialized volunteers. A Licensed Home Health Aide is on staff full-time to take care of personal needs.

Our Mission

The Littman Memory Center’s goal is to provide individual and group activities that encourage socialization, education, and recreation. It is a place where our participants can experience a greater sense of purpose and feel part of a community. The Littman Memory Center recognizes the needs of caregivers by providing respite, guidance, and assurance that they are not alone.

Who We Serve

  • those who can no longer structure daily activities
  • those who cannot be left alone safely
  • those looking to enhance cognitive skills
  • those who want to socialize with others who have similar needs
  • those who want to improve their self-esteem


Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Participants can come any or all days
Hours of Operation:  9:30am-3:30pm


Although we do not provide transportation, we are happy to provide a list of resources. Please contact us for details. Our staff is available to escort participants in and out of the building upon arrival and dismissal.

Daily Activities

Our programs are uniquely designed to accommodate the level of function and interests of the participants. The goal is to challenge our participants mentally and physically while maximizing their comfort and confidence.

Our programs include:

  • Word Games
  • Entertainment
  • Current Events
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Guest Lectures
  • Sports Activities
  • Discussion Groups
  • Music
  • Exercise



  • Morning snack
  • Lunch: Hot, kosher meal provided by the Essex County Senior Nutrition program
  • Afternoon snack


Other Services

Social workers from Jewish Family Services are available to provide individual and group counseling and referral to community resources as needed.

Insurance & Cost

Our program cost is $80 per day, which includes all programs, lunch, caregiving needs, and support groups. For those attending 2 or 3 days a week, the daily rate is $75. We accept major credit cards.

Limited financial aid is available upon request and must be approved by our department supervisor.

Long-Term Care Insurance is determined by your individual carrier.

Memory Center Calendar of Events


Memory Center Menu

March 2020


Bonnie Schechter

Director, Memory Center

(973) 530-3491

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Susan Wallenstein

Administrator, Jonathan and Nancy Littman Memory Center

(973) 530-3496

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