NEW YORK NY: January 9, 2016 — The New Jewish Home, one of the nation’s largest and most diversified nonprofit geriatric health and rehabilitation systems, welcomes its new board chair, Michael Luskin. Mr. Luskin, who assumed his position on January 1, 2017, succeeds Elizabeth Grayer, the chair since 2012. He has been a director of The New Jewish Home since 1996.

Mr. Luskin is a partner at the New York law firm of Luskin, Stern & Eisler LLP and a bankruptcy expert who represents financial institutions and other parties in State and federal courts around the country. He is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy and Co-Chair of the Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Litigation Committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association, and has been recognized as a leading bankruptcy lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business each year since 2001.

In addition to his involvement with The New Jewish Home, Mr. Luskin is active in the Lawyers Division of UJA-Federation of New York; is a founding director of CitySquash, an urban enrichment program in The Bronx and Brooklyn; and serves on his college and law school class committees.

Mr. Luskin received his JD from Harvard Law School and his BA from Harvard College, from which he graduated magna cum laude. He lives in Scarsdale with his wife, retired pediatrician Judith Luskin. They have two grown daughters, three grandchildren, and two Welsh springer spaniels.

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About THE NEW JEWISH HOME:  Serving New Yorkers of all faiths and ethnicities for 168 years, The New Jewish Home is transforming eldercare as we know it. One of the nation’s largest and most diversified not‐for‐profit geriatric health and rehabilitation systems, Jewish Home serves 12,000 older adults each year, in their homes and on campuses in Manhattan and Westchester, through short-term rehabilitation, long‐term skilled nursing, low-income housing, and a wide range of home health programs. Jewish Home believes that high quality care and personal dignity are everyone’s right, regardless of background or economic circumstances. Technology, innovation, applied research and new models of care put The New Jewish Home at the vanguard of eldercare providers across the country. For more information, visit