Relative stuck in the hospital for Shabbos? The Winthrop Sabbath House, located adjacent to the Winthrop-University Hospital campus in Mineola, Long Island, offers accommodations for up to five families at one time.
The house was dedicated on July 7th and opened this past week.
It is equipped with a kosher kitchen, Shabbos candles, siddurim and timers to turn lights on automatically in the afternoon and off at night.
There will be a sukkah in the backyard.
In addition to kosher food for patients, Winthrop now offers glatt kosher meals for visitors, available in the lobby, as well as a Shabbos elevator.
Gathered at the opening were Rabbi Anchelle Perl, Cong. Beth Sholom of Mineola; John F. Collins, President & CEO; Charles M. Strain, Chairman of Winthrop’s Board of Directors; The Reverend Jill M. Bowden, Director of Pastoral Care and Education at Winthrop; Amy Wolin, Assistant Vice President of Patient Financial Services at Winthrop; and Mineola Mayor Jack Martins.