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Jewish Family Service and SINAI Schools Outgrow Shared Office Space

Teaneck—After 14 years of leasing space for their business and administrative offices in the building owned by Jewish Family Service of Bergen and North Hudson at 1485 Teaneck Road, SINAI Schools is moving out and into larger facilities in Paramus. The move allows both SINAI and Jewish Family Service to grow and expand their services.

“It is hard to believe, after so many years, that SINAI will no longer be at the Jewish Family Service building,” said Sam Fishman, SINAI’s Managing Director. “JFS is a wonderful organization that, like SINAI, provides essential services to our community. That is why it always felt right for us to be in the JFS building—a place where so much good is done for so many, every day.”

Over the past six years, SINAI has grown to serve more than double the number of students, all of whom have complex special education needs. This fall, they will open their sixth school, a high school for boys ages 18–21, to join their three other high schools, two elementary schools and their residential program for adult men. As the school programs continue to grow and flourish, SINAI finds itself needing additional office space in order to meet the needs of its students and to provide support and assistance to its growing parent body.

SINAI Schools’ Business and Administrative Offices will now be located at 240 Frisch Court, Suite 100, Paramus, NJ 07635.

Jewish Family Service, which has also seen a tremendous growth spurt over the past few years, will take over the space vacated by SINAI to use for additional clinical therapy rooms and an enlarged Food Pantry. Susan Greenbaum, Executive Director of JFS of Bergen and North Hudson reports, “Jewish Family Service has seen an increase in clinical patients of over 43 percent in the past 12 months. We’ve been forced to use administrative offices in the evening as therapy rooms. Although we are sad to see them leave, SINAI’s move came at an opportune time for us. Their vacated space will be put to immediate use by our staff.”

According to Mary Bongiovanni, Office Manager at JFS of Bergen and North Hudson, the office space will be renovated within the coming months. “As we move into the new office suites, carpeting, paint, lighting and furnishings will all be updated in our therapy rooms. Our new restrooms were recently completed, and we anticipate a total facelift of our offices within the coming year.”

SINAI, also moving into newly renovated space, is looking forward to the change as well. “It’s an exciting new stage for us,” says Sam Fishman, “but we want to stress how grateful we are to the entire JFS staff for their years of hospitality and for being such wonderful neighbors.”

As they grow, Jewish Family Service and SINAI Schools plan to continue their strong friendship in supporting the needs of the community.

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