JCHC Announces the Establishment of the Lester Capital Campaign

Metro New Jersey's Jewish Community Housing Corporation is raising $11.3M for renovations at Lester Senior Housing Community through a capital campaign.

Online PR News – 30-November-2022 – WHIPPANY, NEW JERSEY – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) announces the establishment of the Lester Capital Campaign, an initiative to raise 11.3M dollars for renovations and improvements that benefit seniors at the Lester Senior Housing Community in Whippany, New Jersey. The JCHC is actively seeking financial support from the Greater MetroWest Jewish Community for this campaign. The Lester Capital Campaign will fund renovated and expanded indoor and outdoor spaces, upgraded living spaces, and amenities. These include improved access to onsite medical care in a newly renovated medical suite, apartment updates, dining and entertainment updates and much more. These enhancements will improve the lives of senior residents, while continuing to provide a range of quality lifestyle options, superior amenities and enhanced services for years to come.

“The Lester Capital Campaign allows the Greater MetroWest Jewish community to be part of a continuing tradition of assisting senior citizens to age in place with dignity surrounded by a community of peers with whom they can share life’s simchas and other life events” notes Harold Colton-Max, CEO of the JCHC. “At the same time, resident families can have greater peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are safe, happy and living with a very high quality of life”

The Lester Senior Housing Community incorporates the best parts of what the JCHC does for Greater MetroWest’s senior population. Opened in 2000 and located on the Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus in Whippany, Lester has 172 units, comprised of 120 independent living apartments and 52 assisted living residences, including a 12-unit memory care suite, and has both market-rate and affordable options for low-income seniors living on a fixed income.

The Jewish Community Housing Corporation’s mission is to provide seniors with affordable homes in life enriching, vital service supplemented senior communities. One of the better-kept secrets of Greater MetroWest, JCHC has served the senior citizens in Morris and Essex counties for more than 40 years. With four buildings and 450+ units of housing, offerings include affordable and market-rate apartments as well as independent living, assisted living and specialized memory care. JCHC is a mission-driven nonprofit organization rooted in Jewish values (but open to everyone). Well beyond simply being a landlord, JCHC offers services and activities which enhance the quality of life of senior residents, while keeping pace with their evolving needs and expectations. To learn more about the Jewish Community Housing Corporation, please visit us on the web at: https://jchcorp.org/about-us/

To learn more about the renovation project at the Lester Senior Housing Community, the Lester Capital Campaign or simply to make a tax-deductible gift online, please visit https://jchcorp.org/capital-campaign-donor-page/.

For more information as to other ways that you can support the Capital Giving Campaign through donations of appreciated stock, IRA minimum distributions and more, please contact JCHC Chief Executive Officer Harold Colton-Max at haroldc@jchcorp.org or 973-530-3961.