Jewish Home breaks ground on modernization project

State Sen. Mark Leno and San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos were among 100 local leaders, benefactors and community members who helped break ground on a $145-million modernization project at the Jewish Home of San Francisco.

The Oct. 19 event marked the start of a project, scheduled for completion by mid-2018, that includes more than 200 new long- and short-term care suites and The Square, a new center for senior-oriented service that will feature activities for both Jewish Home residents and other community members.

Jewish Home CEO Daniel Ruth, S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation CEO Danny Grossman and Barbara Garcia of the city’s department of public health spoke at the groundbreaking, which also was attended by lead donors Lynne Frank Page and Ron Page.