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Accession number UR002345
Object Name Manuscript
Title Jewish Apartments and Services Records
Collection Jewish Apartments and Services Records
Date 1966-1999
Scope & Content The collection includes annual reports, board and committee minutes and reports, construction plans, correspondence and financial information, resident’s activities and recruitment. There is a strong emphasis upon the three phases of construction that includes architects’ plans, design and funding information. This collection is housed in the offices of Jewish Senior Life, 15100 W. Ten Mile Road, Oak Park, Michigan
Admin/Biographical History The Jewish Apartments and Services Records spans the years 1966 through 1999. It reflects the growth and development of the agency that provides residential services for senior adults in seven facilities. The apartments are located in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, Michigan, adjacent to the facilities of the Jewish Community Centers. The Prentis and Teitel Apartments are located in Oak Park and the Hechtman and Meer Apartments in West Bloomfield. (See addendum for complete listing of buildings)

The Apartments serve the Jewish community, primarily. However, they are non-sectarian and have a small, diversified population. Various funding were utilized in the construction and on-going operations. Several buildings utilized HUD financing and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and private donors provided additional funding. Both subsidized and market-rate apartments are available.

Through the years, there has been a name change from the original Jewish Federation Apartments to the Jewish Apartments and Services. In 2010, the JAS merged with The Jewish Home and Aging Services, an agency that also provides residential services, to become the Jewish Senior Life.
Extent of Description 9.5 linear feet (13 MB, 2 OS)
Credit line Jewish Apartments and Services Records, Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives
Finding Aid Click here to view Finding Aid.