We launched the celebration of our 100th Anniversary on January 30 at United Hebrew, with special guests, long-time supporters, friends, staff, and residents. County Executive George Latimer presented President/CEO Rita Mabli with a special proclamation honoring United Hebrew for its longevity and commitment to caring for Westchester’s seniors, and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson honored United Hebrew with a symbolic “Key to the City,” recognizing the organization’s contributions to the City of New Rochelle and its ongoing commitment to providing terrific, compassionate care for Westchester’s seniors and their families.
It was a heartfelt celebration of a significant milestone—one made possible because of the incredible support we have from our community. Our tremendous staff, our extraordinarily committed board of directors, and our generous donors and community leaders have brought us to this moment.
“When you have a need, whether for your parents, or for yourselves, it’s a comfort to know there’s an institution like this, that has a level of skill, a level of caring that is unmatched,” said County Executive Latimer. “Now that I have responsibility all over the County, I have the chance to see many similar facilities. But in many ways, this is home. Thank you, from a grateful County.”
“Year 100! It stops you in your tracks,” said Mayor Bramson. “United Hebrew is thriving. Countless people had their lives extended by the extraordinary care here. Compassion, caring, and love are upheld at United Hebrew every day. At 100 you’re just hitting you’re just hitting your stride.”
Our event included an interfaith prayer service led by Rabbi Zachary Sitkin, Beth El Synagogue; Reverend Doctor DeQuincy M. Hentz, Shiloh Baptist Church; and Father Peter Biju, Blessed Sacrament Church. Reflections and remembrances were offered by Sister Regina Kehoe, a former principal at The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, and long-time staff members Patricia McCormack, a Registered Nurse, and Mertel Thomas, a Physical Therapy Aide, who began working at United Hebrew in 1964 and 1969, respectively. A moving performance of the songs Seasons of Love, Forever Young and Don’t Stop Believin’ — by a choral group composed of members of United Hebrew’s leadership team called “Rita’s Red Scarves Singers — capped off the festivities.
With your continued support, we look forward to another century of caring for seniors — from those who live independently, to those with advanced healthcare needs, and everyone in between.