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Our Values

The goal of the JCHC is to provide a positive, nurturing and enriching environment to the seniors who live here.

We have developed a range of programs and activities that are intended to give residents a high quality of life and to provide both them and their loved ones with the peace of mind that they are in good hands.

Our History

The JCHC, a non-profit organization founded in 1982, owns and manages more than 470 apartments in four senior living communities; our buildings are located in Morris and Essex counties in northern New Jersey.
We offer seniors a range of options in terms of living, services, amenities, location and cost, all within a traditional Jewish environment: independent living, assisted living, and memory care, enriching programs, and on-site services for our residents, many of whom have special needs. Two of our communities offer affordable housing. The JCHC residences are:
  • Jewish Federation Plaza at 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange, a 134-unit apartment building that opened in 1980.
  • The Lester Senior Living 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 offers both independent and assisted living in two buildings with: 84 market-rental one- and two-bedroom apartments; 36 one-bedroom apartments for residents of low and moderate income; and 52 assisted-living units comprising studios, one bedroom and larger combo apartments, and 12 apartments in the Memory Care Suite, which opened in spring 2017.
  • 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 80 market-rental units for independent seniors, including 12 luxury apartments that opened in 2018 during extensive building renovations.