A book on Jewish life and culture called Life is with People by Elizabeth Herzog and Mark Zborowski, published in 1952, chronicled and offered nostalgic pictures in words of the lives of Jewish men and women who lived in the shtetls – intimate villages – of Europe, popularized by the Broadway musical and movie, Fiddler on the Roof.
At The Massry Residence we believe that life is, indeed, with people, and we do all we can to encourage the men and women who live at The Massry Residence to socialize, participate in our programs, and out in The Massry Residence bus on planned adventures to area arts, dining and recreational destinations.
Facilitated discussions of items of Jewish, local and international news interest; craft sessions, lectures, concerts and other musical performances, professional actors, story-tellers and poets draw residents out to gather with each other in the comfortably furnished, elegantly appointed Main Lobby or in the Activity Room.
Our Jewish values are at work not just inside our facilities. We encourage Gamilut Chasadim, helping our residents continue to live Jewishly, performing acts of kindness in the wider community, whether it's knitting caps for newborns in Africa or helping children at a local elementary school learn to read.