The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk RI Assisted Living Residence

Tamarisk was built to incorporate and respects Jewish traditions while providing safety and security for senior residents after the closure of the Jewish Home for the Aged. Today, the mission of Tamarisk continues to respect ALL traditions while lso providing safety, security, and support services so that all seniors live with maximum independence, dignity, and choice. It offers opportunities to celebrate what residents cherish most, LIFE. While Jewish customs and traditions are celebrated at Tamarisk, we welcome, respect, and celebrate seniors of all faiths and traditions.

What’s in the name? The Tamarisk tree has long been a symbol of hospitality dating back to biblical times in the land of Israel. Consistent with its quest to enrich the quality of life for older adults and their families, the Jewish Seniors Agency of Rhode Island, now Jewish Collaborative Services, chose Tamarisk as the name of its unique assisted living residence. It is in the spirit of this desert tree that Tamarisk is a symbol of Hospitality, making all who come here feel welcomed, comforted and protected at Tamarisk for over 16 years!

JCS Mission

Tamarisk is a community of Jewish Collaborative Services of Rhode Island (JCS), a non-profit, comprehensive, solution-oriented resource providing various services to individuals and families. As a full-spectrum service organization, JCS offers aging and wellness programs, assisted living, support for caregivers, affordable housing for seniors and the mobility impaired, counseling services for children and adults, food and nutrition programs, adoption services and more. The mission of Jewish Collaborative Services is to sustain, nurture and strengthen the well-being of seniors, adults, children, and families and to ensure access to a full continuum of care through the life cycle within the framework of Jewish tradition and values.also