Chronicles FALL 2016
Letter from the President .............................................. 1 Emergency protocol training at our communities .......... 1 Technically Speaking, Our Seniors are International! ..... 1 Letter from the CEO ...................................................... 2 Help us Raise Funds: Shop on Amazon.com .................. 2 New Generators at Lester and Village ........................... 2 Memory Care is Coming to Lester Senior Housing ........ 2 Congratulations to our First Class of LITE Leaders ........ 3 Residents at B’nai B’rith Reminisce Through Writing ..... 3 Our Annual Dinner: A Night at Camp JCHC .................. 4 JCHC Endowment Funds ............................................... 4 JCHC’s Circle of Life Legacy Program ............................ 4 Community Resources for Jewish Federation Plaza ....... 5 Communities of Caring .................................................. 5 We’re Loving the Backyard Haven at Village! ................ 5 JCHC University Now Open to the Public ..................... 5 Tributes .......................................................................... 6
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT One of the reasons I am so passionate about the JCHC is the level of care—physical and emotional—that our staff provides for our residents. Our organization is also seeking ways to support our seniors as they age in place, from our community life programs to the wellness initiatives to always improving the physical surroundings for the utmost in safety and security. We are now embarking on a new initiative that will widen the scope of compassionate care our communities are known for: the Memory Care Suite at the Lester Senior Housing Community. This unique caring neighborhood, in our Weston Assisted Living Residence, will have 12 apartments and features designed to support residents with memory issues related to diagnoses of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. We are working closely with DiGroup Architects, a firm with extensive experience in long-term care and senior living buildings, to design a comfort-centered and hospitable environment. The Memory Care Suite will be a bright and airy space with a cheerful living rooms, a dining room with country kitchen, a beautiful and soothing roof garden, a centrally located care station for staff, and other features that will ensure that the seniors in our care are always safe, secure, comfortable, and enjoying life to the fullest. Staff members who are specially trained in memory care will always be there to support our memory care residents. We hope to welcome our first residents there in early 2017. Alan Cohen President, Board of Trustees
Emergency protocol training is underway at our communities
Technically Speaking, Our Seniors are International!
Erwin Prifer, a Weston resident, Skypes with women in Israel during National Assisted Living Week.
Email, Skype, ItsNever2Late, visiting their old neighborhoods via Google Street, or ordering groceries online … when it comes to technology, our residents are staying connected. All of our JCHC communities have ItsNever2Late available as part of the computers program; it enables residents to play computer games, surf the ‘net and explore the wider world, send and receive emails between their friends and family, create documents and write blogs, and have live chat sessions via Skype. The theme of Assisted Living Week this year (September 12-18) was “Keep Connected,” in recognition of the increasing opportunity that technology provides to enhance seniors’ lives. As part of this year’s celebration at the Weston Assisted Living Residence, our residents enjoyed chatting via computer with other elders in … Israel!
Terrence Roselle, Regional Facilities Director and Laurie Loughney, Chief Operating Officer have been refining our emergency protocols for all our buildings. The procedures they are developing will help keep our residents and staff safe during emergency situations such as evacuations in case of fire or flood. They are working closely with staff members and our resident associations to incorporate the functioning of the new generators and how they will assist in evacuation plans. In addition, the JCHC takes a proactive approach to security measures through emergency protocol procedures and training. Training sessions cover these important areas: • “If you see something, say something.” This is the core of the emergency planning to protect our buildings and our residents. Residents, staff and family, in conjunction with our vendors, guests and EMS are all being educated on safety measures and on doing our collective part to assure we maintain a preventative stance, instead of a reactionary approach in our communities. This includes protecting the perimeters to avoid harm from outside elements. • The JCHC’s Fire and Disaster Plan, Pandemic Emergency Plan and Active Shooter Protocol. These plans are carefully reviewed annually and evaluated for effectiveness in case of emergency. Staff are trained at time of hire and annually. We do tabletop exercises, actual disaster drills and run drills after midnight for the nurse’s aides at Weston Assisted Living Residence. • The Pandemic Plan includes maintaining contacts and a supply pipeline with key vendors of necessary items to assure we have ample fuel, food and medical supplies during widespread disasters (such as Superstorm Sandy). • Active Shooter education focuses on the top five types of aggressors who return to an organization with a gun, to keep staff and residents aware and safe.
Residents were busy at the computer workstations during our Computer Fun and Basics class.
Many of you will remember Alex Gross, who was the previous administrator at the Lester Senior Housing Community. Alex has made aliyah to Israel and coordinated with Keisha McDonald, Lester’s community life coordinator, to set up a Skyping session with residents of the Ramat Tamir Assisted Living Residence in Jerusalem. (Skype uses an internet connection to provide telephone and live video communication anywhere.) Keisha chose to explore some technological ways to achieve the “Keep Connected” theme throughout the week, including the Whippany-Jerusalem video chat. The residents had an opportunity to share some good news such as recent birthdays and discuss their lives in their respective communities. They also shared a little about themselves and their background. According to Alex, “The residents here in Jerusalem got a real kick out of it and were later bragging to their friends about it. They were amazed at the technology and the ease of communicating, even when someone is 6,000 miles away.” Later that day, Keisha said that, “Our residents at Lester are still buzzing about this morning’s session. We hope to do this again, very soon. It created such a stir that I had a full class at 11 a.m. for “Computer Fun and Basics.”
LETTER FROM THE CEO One of the more exciting initiatives that the JCHC has been involved with recently is a collaborative effort to make the Townships of South Orange Village (where two of our buildings are located and I have been participating on a local Senior Citizen Advisory Committee) and Maplewood into more “age-friendly” communities. We assisted the two municipalities in applying for a planning grant from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care last year, then gathering information and soliciting input from local seniors and those who work with them to set priorities for an action plan. The two towns were just informed that they were approved for a second grant of $25,000 to complete their plans and implement them. It has been very interesting to delve into the question of what makes a community “age friendly.” In the broadest sense, age-friendly communities strive to make certain their senior residents can continue to lead fulfilling lives for as long as they want and are welcoming to those seniors who wish to live there. Communities that are successful in this regard address the basic needs (such as housing, safety, food, etc.), optimize physical and mental health (including promoting physical activity and preventative health services, and providing access to medical care), maximize the independence (through transportation options and assistance with activities of daily living), and promote social and civic engagement of their senior citizen population. To help facilitate the planning efforts in South Orange and Maplewood and for the other grantees, Grotta has brought in speakers from academia and other sectors in New Jersey and elsewhere, who have taken strides to enable seniors to live there comfortably, to share their stories with Grotta grantees. They have also directed us toward groups like the W.H.O. and A.A.R.P. that have done extensive studies and have provided guidelines for what might qualify as an age-friendly community and how to achieve that goal.
New Generators for More Expanded, Uninterrupted Emergency Power at Lester and Village As Superstorm Sandy taught us, having a standby generator that powers only the most basic building functions (e.g., elevators, emergency lighting, etc.) is not always adequate when Mother Nature pays an angry visit. In the aftermath of that storm, the Lester Senior Housing Community was without power for about nine days. Although there was a generator in place, it could not provide adequate power to keep everyone comfortable Our new generators run on natural gas. for that amount of time. While we weathered the storm, so to speak, our residents were real troopers throughout it all; but, we knew we could do better. According to Terrence Roselle, the JCHC’s Regional Facilities Director, “The existing generator acted as it should have but it provided far less power than what we needed for our residents.” This has changed at two of our communities in September, with the successful installation and testing of two new standby generators at Lester and a similar generator now installed at Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange as well.
Having participated in this initiative, it has struck me just how much the JCHC already provides age-friendly communities at our four apartment buildings. First and foremost, the JCHC offers a range of housing options for senior citizens, from market rate housing to affordable housing for those living on a fixed income. For those residents without cars, we provide transportation with our own buses and drivers to supermarkets, malls, and cultural and entertainment venues. The JCHC makes computers available communally to all residents to stay informed and in touch with their friends and relatives, wherever they may be.
At Lester, these new units will provide more robust backup power to support the buildings’ mechanical and electrical infrastructure. They will be able to power both kitchens for full meal delivery, keep elevators running smoothly and keep all lighting on for common areas (e.g., hallways, multi-purpose room, dining room); power the A crane prepares to hoist the generator into place at administration offices, which is vital as the emergency triage hub; Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation. and can generate temperate air (warm or cooled) to refresh ventilation and keep our residents comfortable, regardless of the outside temperature. At Village, the generators will provide similar power support.
The age-friendly environment at our buildings is not created by our work alone. The JCHC also develops partnerships with agencies within and outside of the Jewish community to do even more for our seniors, such as Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, the Joint Chaplaincy Committee, ART by the People, and Rutgers University.
Further improving the operation of these new generators is their power supply. “These new generators run on natural gas via a direct connection to the main gas line, so we don’t have to rely on diesel fuel deliveries and on-hand supply as we did with the old units,” explained Terrence. “They will always be ready on standby when needed.”
As we enter the New Year, I can pledge that the JCHC will continue its efforts to support the creation of more age-friendly communities in South Orange/Maplewood and our buildings, so that seniors living in Greater MetroWest can continue to be physically, culturally, intellectually and emotionally fulfilled wherever they may be.
The units at our other two communities are meeting our needs and are not yet ready for replacement.
L’shana Tova! Harold Colton-Max Chief Executive Officer
Another Way to Help us Raise Funds: Shop on Amazon.com You can support the JCHC every time you shop on Amazon.com (at no additional cost to you) with AmazonSmile, a fundraising program offered by Amazon to non-profit organizations. Just go to smile.amazon.com to start shopping— and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the JCHC. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, simply select the Jewish Community Housing Corporation (in Whippany) to initiate donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. All products included in the fundraising program are marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. You can use your existing Amazon account on AmazonSmile. The website will remember your non-profit organization, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation to the JCHC. Thank you in advance!
Memory Care is Coming to the Lester Senior Housing Community Work has begun on a wonderful new chapter of caring for our seniors— the Memory Care Suite at Lester. We’re transforming the third floor of our Weston Assisted Living Residence to a highly specialized suite where people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will get the compassionate, personalized attention they need in order to thrive. Our care partners are dedicated to creating and providing a holistic approach to wellness that focuses not only on mind but on body and soul as well. Life-enriching activities, aromatherapy, and programs that promote social and family connections will all be part of the individualized care plans that our care management team will develop for each resident. Special attention is being paid to incorporating design and environmental elements that not only will provide safety and security but will also enhance residents’ comfort. The Memory Care Suite will have a bright and cheerful community room for crafts, music, games and more; a cozy quiet room and comfortable lounges; dining room with country kitchen, and a rooftop garden. Keeping our holistic approach at the forefront of care, sensory programs and modalities will create an atmosphere that offers a healthy mix of stimulation and restfulness to cater to our residents’ specific needs. We hope to complete the renovations by December and welcome our first memory care residents by January 2017.
Congratulations to our First Class of LITE Leaders
The first graduating class of our LITE (Leadership in Training Experience) program. Seated (l. to r.): Lilly Medina (dining room maître d’, Jewish Federation Plaza), McKenzie Walsh (concierge service coordinator, Lester Senior Housing Community), Carolyn Schonthal (administrative assistant and activity coordinator, South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House), and Val Malov (maintenance technician). Standing (l. to r.): Lester Senior Housing Community employees Keirol Sandi (waiter), Victoria Konadu (personal care assistant), Yakima Williams (certified medication aide), and Christian Viera (dining room manager) with Alecia Cotton (administrative assistant, Jewish Federation Plaza). Not pictured: Gashed (Jay) Jaskins (security guard) and Janine Stank (RN) from Lester.
Twice a month from January through May 2016, a group of JCHC frontline professionals came together to experience LITE—Leadership in Training Experience. This proprietary program was designed by COO Laurie Loughney with implementation assistance by her executive assistant, Emma Reading. In June, this first class graduated and its members now serve as mentors to fellow staff members and are valuable liaisons to JCHC management as the inaugural members of the JCHC’s Employee Advisory Committee. The hands-on course was designed to help these employees develop their leadership skills so they will be empowered to share their knowledge, experience and insight to make even more valuable contributions in the workplace. Over the course of the five months, the staff members—representing the JCHC’s nursing, facilities, security, activities, dining, and administration departments—learned skills that they can use to create a transformational model of care in our senior living communities. “With their completion of the LITE program, these team members, who have direct contact with residents, will take ownership in mentoring their co-workers, have a voice in problem solving, and develop creative ways to fulfill our mission of providing quality care for our seniors,” said Laurie. Given the success of this pilot program, the LITE course will be offered again this fall.
The extensive curriculum included modules on: • Ethical issues in the long-term care environment. • The importance of having a personal mission statement. • Cultural diversity. • The aging process and recognizing potential problems. • How to improve communication skills with residents, their families, and co-workers. • Assisted living and long term care goals. • Complementary pain management and other modalities. • Dementia care and its various components. • How to develop stronger trust and collaboration, building teamwork, and decisionmaking.
After each training session, participants practiced the skills and lessons on the job, and shared the information gained with their managers and co-workers. The graduates were celebrated with an elegant candlelight luncheon on May 24 at the Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany; regional directors, site managers and administrators, trustees, and CEO Harold Colton-Max also attended. He spoke of the JCHC’s commitment to developing its “Chief Empowerment Officers,” now armed with new skills and insights into their work. Each person received a certificate of completion and have special pins to wear on their name badges to identify them as LITE graduates. “We are so very proud of our first LITE participants, who will now have a powerful, positive impact on our residents’ lives. We are looking ahead to empowering more employees to create an environment of care, trust and respect in all our communities,” said Laurie.
Brian Saltzman, PresidentElect of the JCHC Board of Trustees, shared words of appreciation and motivation for the LITE graduates at the May 24 ceremony.
Residents are Reminiscing and Writing their Life Histories at South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House Social worker Kathleen Silver from JCC MetroWest visits our South Orange communities every month. In August, she brought the idea of writing your life story to residents at South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House as well as Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation. The workshop was a great success at B’nai B’rith Federation House, where 10 residents showed up to look back on their lives, share their stories, and gain a deeper understanding of how their experiences shaped who they are today. “It can be very meaningful to look back on our lives, especially for older adults who don’t always think about their earlier years,” said Kathleen, who distributed a questionnaire to participants that was broken up into stages: childhood, the teenage years, and early adulthood. Prompts for the workshop included where they grew up, their favorite childhood memories, family life, experiences that were highly positive and/or challenging, and many more. Annie Lemon, who’s lived at B’nai B’rith Federation House for three years, said that going back to her childhood days solidified for her how her formative years and family relationships helped her become who she is today. “Since I was a child, I was taught that family is very important; I taught that to my children and still believe it today. Family makes a difference in your life and has helped me cope with the ups and downs over the
years. I still carry with me the values my mother instilled in me as a child, like being grateful for what we have and respecting others,” she said, adding that, “Sometimes we can lose ourselves as we age; we get settled in our ways and shy away from doing those things we used to do. This workshop helped open the door and I hope Kathleen comes back to do this again.” As the facilitator, Kathleen added that the workshop also helped participants become better acquainted with fellow residents who they see every day but don’t really know that much about on a deeply personal level. People wrote about, and then shared remembrances such as family traditions and all sorts of experiences here and abroad. Even those who were reluctant at first eventually became highly engaged in the process. “The goal was to help participants realize and appreciate the richness of their lives through all its stages, and realize how the experiences of the past have made them into the strong people they became over the years,” said Kathleen. For instance, at the workshop at Village Apartments, she observed that after sitting quietly and listening to the others, one woman filled out her questionnaire in its entirety so she could share her story with her son, who did not know about much of her early life. She then asked for another questionnaire for her son so that they could exchange memories and perspectives on that part of their lives together. “By end of the meeting, everyone was really listening to the others closely. I hope to do this again and invite participants to chronicle their later years,” said Kathleen. “Everyone found great value in thinking about and writing down their life stories.”
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Our Annual Dinner: A Night at Camp JCHC
Touch Future Lives Through the JCHC’s Circle of Life Legacy Program
The JCHC Annual Board Meeting and Dinner, held at Crystal Plaza in Livingston on June 20, was another in a long history of wonderful celebrations, with a summer camp flavor this year. As always, a highlight of the event was a performance by the JCHC Choral Group, who delighted the crowd with a series of songs depicting a summer camp theme. Choir members all wore baseball caps with “Camp JCHC” written on the front; playing tambourines and dancing the hokey pokey, the choir encouraged the guests to join in the fun, and they did!
For those who would like to express their values by planting the seeds today for a sustainable future, we have created our Circle of Life Legacy Program, a philanthropic opportunity that enables anyone of any means to make a gift of any amount to the JCHC. Although you may not feel you are in a position to give a gift now, you can remember the JCHC through various means later and make a continuing difference for other seniors in the future. And, regardless of the amount, everyone receives the same immediate recognition for performing this mitzvah when they arrange a legacy gift (although gifts can be made anonymously as well to respect the privacy of those who do not wish to be recognized). Choir director Ronnie Weinstein got everyone moving during the “Camp JCHC” singalong.
We are honored that so many people’s lives are touched by their experiences in our JCHC communities, whether as residents, their families, or as volunteers, such as members of our Board of Trustees.
Funds from the Legacy Program will help us ensure that our seniors can afford to live comfortably in an environment they know and enjoy, and that they can thrive in our communities for as long as they want to. The JCHC’s Circle of Life Legacy Program is part of the local Jewish community’s Create a Jewish Legacy, provided through and coordinated by the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF), the planned giving and endowment arm of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey. Our legacy team will be sharing information with our residents in the coming months about the ways to make a pledge for a meaningful gift. A letter of intent is all it takes to join our Circle of Life. You can also read more about the program and participating non-profit organizations at www.jchcorp.org/legacyprogram.
The JCHC Resident Choir is always the big hit of the Annual Dinner.
The event was made all the more beautiful by the floral arrangements in vases decorated with photos of our residents’ community life that adorned the tables. Each one was made by residents at the Lester Senior Housing Community, who got together the day before to create 14 unique centerpieces, under the guidance of Megan Fainsinger from ART by the People (our horticulture art One of the beautiful floral instructor). centerpieces featuring photos of
What a great night at Camp JCHC!
JCHC Endowment Funds
These endowment funds were set up by generous individuals and organizations with specific missions that ensure our seniors have the services and programs they need to live life to the fullest in our four communities. You can read more about these funds on our website at http://jchcorp.org/ endowment-funds/ The Weinberg Endowment Fund – provides financial assistance for lowincome seniors living in our unsubsidized apartment buildings. Established in 2001 by a $1 million gift from the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation out of Maryland, it was matched by $2 million raised by the local MetroWest Jewish Community. The Schofel Family Endowment – subsidizes activities and/or food programs for senior residents in need of financial assistance. This was established in 2005 by a $150,000 gift from former JCHC Board President Janice Schofel (z”l). The Dorothy Lazarus Endowment for the Hearing-Impaired – established to purchase audiology equipment, hearing aids and pay for hearing examinations of JCHC residents. Philanthropists Eugene W. and Joan Kalkin established the endowment in 2002 with a $25,000 gift which was subsequently enhanced with an additional $5,000 contribution from the Kalkins. The Pearl and Max Randall Endowment – provides financial support for residents of our buildings to experience movies. This was started with a contribution of $10,000 from the Randalls over 20 years ago. If you wish to contribute to support any of these particular initiatives, please contact Harold Colton-Max, JCHC CEO, at (973) 530-3961. You can also make your donation to the Friends of the JCHC and indicate the purpose on the memo line so that we can direct the funds accordingly.
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Mitchell Goldberg, Regional Dining Director, blessed the challah at the JCHC Board of Trustee Annual Dinner.
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During her remarks, committee chair and board member Roberta Zweifler expressed her gratitude for all the residents that helped make the night a success.
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Planting the seeds for future generations
Community Resources for Jewish Federation Plaza Residents
We’re Loving the Backyard Haven at the Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation!
Ann Marie Bass (Jewish Federation Plaza), social work student Carol Berman, Toni Nicholls (East Orange General Hospital), Cheryl Kasye (Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation) and Bryna Stone (South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House) at the PAC Meeting.
Supporting our residents at Jewish Federation Plaza is a special group of volunteers from the wider community that form the Professional Assessment Committee (PAC). The PAC comprises at least three members such as public health and nursing professionals, social workers, and first responders (fire/police), all of whom are skilled in various areas that together, create a network of valuable support. These community volunteers help us to assess our residents’ needs and to determine how we can best support frail residents to continue living independently. Aging in place with dignity is such an important aspect of life in our JCHC communities, and the PAC’s input and advisement help us attain that goal for our seniors. In addition, the PAC assists HUD sites (such as Jewish Federation Plaza) to be aware of other community resources that may benefit our residents and staff. The PAC meets at Plaza twice a year (August and February) and we look forward to its continuing support, guidance and expertise as we fulfill our mission of providing high-quality housing and services for our residents. The PAC meetings are convened and coordinated by Laura Berkin, Resident Services Coordinator for Jewish Federation Plaza. “PAC participants give us a lot of important input about how we can help them help our residents more efficiently,” says Laura. “They are also great referral sources for other community resources and programs, such as different agencies whose representatives can come speak to and inform our residents.”
The renovated patio area at Village Apartments is handsomely appointed with pavers, teak furniture, new landscaping, and standup gardens.
Residents have been enjoying the great outdoors in style, thanks to our wonderful backyard renovation at Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation. Elegant teak patio furniture, a beautiful paver patio/walkway, landscape lighting, and Alice Rowe and Jack Lewis were among the residents at standup gardens filled with herbs and flowers are all Village Apartments who planted the standup gardens. part of the upgrade, which was funded by proceeds from the building’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2014. We officially inaugurated the outdoor space at our annual resident BBQ in July. Since then, the backyard has been home to weekly poker games and other leisure activities. Megan Fainsinger from ART By the People, who leads horticulture classes, came to The gardening team was hard at work putting together the help plan and beautiful planters now hanging on the windowsills facing our plant in our new backyard/patio area. backyard area. Residents with green thumbs and a love of horticulture planted the cedar standup gardens and windowsill planters.
Lt. Kevin Bolen, Deputy Fire Chief Dan Sullivan and Officer Rich Butler represented the first responders or West Orange and South Orange at the PAC meeting in August.
Joining Laura at the August PAC meeting from the JCHC were site managers Ann Marie Bass (Jewish Federation Plaza), Bryna Stone (South Orange B’nai B’rith Federation House) and Cheryl Kasye (Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation); Terrence Roselle, the JCHC’s Regional Facilities Manager, and resident Nan Samons, a founding member of the South Orange Seniors advocacy group. First responders who participated included Lt. Kevin Bolen (West Orange Fire Department), Deputy Chief Dan Sullivan (South Orange Fire Department), and Officer Rich Butler (South Orange Police Department). Also in attendance were Sharon Kessel, who raises puppies for the Seeing Eye (she is a frequent visitor at Plaza with her adorable charges), social work student Carol Berman, who is working at Jewish Family Service of Greater MetroWest, Fran Ramirez of JVS Home Services, and Toni Nicholls, Business Development Manager at East Orange General Hospital.
Our Commitment to our Residents: Communities of Caring We are committed to providing a safe environment for our seniors based on mutual respect for anyone within the JCHC community. To this end, a Community of Caring Policy has been introduced to all residents and staff. For example, we do not tolerate bullying or intimidating or negative behavior by anyone in any of our buildings. We work to enable seniors to advocate for themselves, and staff members provide education and support when needed. Our management and staff work to reduce oppressive or harassing behavior or take other actions to remedy the situation.
Lenore Berkman, a resident of Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation, shows off one of the fully planted standup gardens with Megan Fainsinger of ART By the People.
A special event is being planned for later this fall to show off our outdoor living space.
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“Friends of JCHC” Tributes
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Jill Leiderman George and Cheryl Press Lynn Tull and Family Mrs. Myrna Frish Lisa Eidelberg Goldman Family Pockross Family Alan and Sylvia Lebowitz Ike and Karen Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lipper Mr. and Mrs. Elan Lipper Mr. and Mrs. Harris Sterling Dr. and Mrs. Mitch Davich Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Baumgarten Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schwartz Mr. Stephen Kepniss Stevan and Nina Goldman Judy Frank Roger Awn
Harold Colton-Max Harold Colton-Max Harold Colton-Max Harold and Nomi Colton-Max Harold and Nomi Colton-Max Harold and Nomi Colton-Max Harold and Nomi Colton-Max David Craig Phyllis Fisher Eric and Frann Francis Sandra Gerson Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Kaplan Laurie Loughney
Ellen Barocas Reuben and Devorah Rotman Judy Frank Sam and Lynn Pepper David Weinstein & Laura Foner Daniel Weinstein & Evie Weinstein-Park Michael Weinstein & Martha Matlaw Jill Leiderman Mr. and Mrs. Ray Siegel The family of Sidney Weinstein Dr. Barbara Koslow Chertok and family Dr. Barbara Koslow Chertok and family Heather Boshak
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Judy Frank David Weinstein & Laura Foner Alecia Cotton of Jewish Federation Plaza Yakima Williams of Lester Senior Housing Community McKenzie Walsh of Lester Senior Housing Community Gashed (Jay) Jaskins of Lester Senior Housing Community Victoria Konadu of Lester Senior Housing Community Carolyn Schonthal of SO B’nai B’rith Federation House Keirol Sandi of Lester Senior Housing Community Lilly Medina of Jewish Federation Plaza Val Malov of JCHC Janine Stank of Lester Senior Housing Community Christian Viera of Lester Senior Housing Community Dr. Barbara Koslow Chertok and family Ellen Barocas Hannah Goldman Judy Frank Janet Cohen Ellen Barocas Bernice Nadison Mr and Mrs. Howard Kotel Mrs. Natalie Gardell
Cookie Schneiderman Cookie Schneiderman Pat Sebold Pat Sebold Pat Sebold Judy Shulman Belle and Ted Zizlsperger Roberta and Walter Zweifler Roberta and Walter Zweifler Roberta and Walter Zweifler Roberta and Walter Zweifler Roberta and Walter Zweifler
Barbara Gordon Mrs. Janet Chernus Ellen Barocas Judy Frank Sam and Lynn Pepper Ellen Barocas Janet Cohen Stephen and Sharon Kepniss Dan Goldberg The family of Elaine Pincus Brian Saltzman The family of Helen G Kaplus
The passing of your father Al Leiderman The marriage of your daughter Jackie to Phillip Smith The passing of Richard Tull The passing of your husband Norman The passing of your mother The passing of Rita Goldman The passing of Eleanor Pokross In honor of your new grandson In honor of your new grandson In honor of your new granddaughter Amelia In honor of your daughter Amelia The passing of Stan Sterling In honor of Eric’s engagement In honor of your new grandson The loving memory of Frieda Rotter The loving memory of Ester Kepniss In honor of your new grandson The passing of JCHC Past President Aaron Frank The speedy recovery of Roger Awn, spouse of SOBBFH administrator Bryna Stone In honor of receiving the Hannah G. Solomon Award from NCJW The passing of your father Dr. Sumner Rotman The passing of JCHC Past President Aaron Frank The birth of baby boy Pepper on July 4th The passing of JCHC Honorary Board Member Sidney Weinstein The passing of JCHC Honorary Board Member Sidney Weinstein The passing of JCHC Honorary Board Member Sidney Weinstein The passing of your father Al Leiderman The passing of Harold Siegel The passing of JCHC Honorary Board Member Sidney Weinstein The passing of your father Sol Koslow The passing of your father Sol Koslow In honor of being recognized at the Executive Women of New Jersey “Salute to the Policy Makers” dinner The passing of JCHC Past President Aaron Frank The passing of JCHC Honorary Board Member Sidney Weinstein In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program In honor of your graduation from the JCHC Lite Program Passing of your father Sol Koslow In honor of receiving the Hannah G. Solomon Award from NCJW The passing of your mother Charlotte Epstein The passing of JCHC Past President Aaron Frank The passing of your mother Charlotte Epstein In honor of receiving the Hannah G. Solomon Award from NCJW The continuing speedy recovery The bat mitzvah of your granddaughter The birth of your great-granddaughter and your grandson’s graduation from Harvard Medical School A speedy recovery In honor of your miraculous recovery and return to fun times In honor of receiving the Hannah G. Solomon Award from NCJW The passing of JCHC Past President Aaron Frank The birth of baby boy Pepper on July 4th In honor of receiving the Hannah G. Solomon Award from NCJW The passing of your mother Charlotte Epstein The passing of your mother Esther Kepniss The passing of your sister Beatrice Weiner The passing of Elaine Pincus Your son becoming a Bar Mitzvah The passing of Helen G. Kaplus
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Published on Oct 17, 2016
The official newsletter of the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey. For more information visit: www.jchcorp.org