The Jewish Community Housing Corporation (JCHC) own and manages more than 470 apartments in four buildings for older adults in Morris and Essex counties in northern New Jersey. The non-profit organization offers seniors a range of options in terms of services, amenities, location and cost, all within a traditional Jewish environment.
Founded in 1982, the JCHC provides housing, programs, and services for the independent elderly living in these communities, many of whom have special needs. The organization continues to make a profound difference in the lives of these seniors by providing a traditional lifestyle, quality accommodations and kosher food.
The residences include:
- The Jewish Federation Plaza at 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, a 134-unit apartment building that opened in 1980.
- The Lester Senior Housing Community, the first Jewish-sponsored and kosher assisted-living community in the state of New Jersey. Located on the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus in Whippany, the community consists of 175 units: 84 market-rental one- and two-bedroom apartments; 36 one-bedroom apartments for residents of low and moderate income; and 55 assisted-living units, some that are studios, and some with one bedroom.
- South Orange/B'nai B'rith Federation House at 219 South Orange Ave., which opened in 1991 and has 66 apartments.
- Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation at 110 Vose Ave., South Orange, which opened in 1988, and has 68 market-rental units for seniors of modest and higher means.
- An additional 24 private studio apartments are operated by The Charles Bierman Home, a Daughters of Israel residence, an afforable alternative to assisted living.