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JCA: Jewish Apartments and Services Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002345

Scope and Content

These records include annual reports, board and committee minutes and reports, construction and design plans, correspondence and financial information, and documents of residents’ activities and recruitment. There is a strong emphasis on the three phases of construction, which includes architects’ plans, design and funding information.

Important Subjects: Community Service. Detroit (Mich.). Housing. Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Jews--Charities. Philanthropy. Senior centers.

Important Names: William Avrunin. Lea Rubel. Leonard N. Simons.

Dates

  • 1966 - 1999

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials. Restrictions: Researchers may encounter records of a sensitive nature – personnel files, case records and those involving investigations, legal and other private matters. Privacy laws and restrictions imposed by the Library prohibit the use of names and other personal information which might identify an individual, except with written permission from the Director and/or the donor.

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 in the Detroit area. The apartments are located in Oak Park and West Bloomfield, Michigan, adjacent to the facilities of the then-extant Jewish Community Centers. The Prentis and Teitel Apartments are located in Oak Park and the Hechtman and Meer Apartments in West Bloomfield.

The Apartments serve the Jewish community, primarily. However, they are non-sectarian and have a small, diverse population. Various funding sources were utilized in the construction and ongoing 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 made available. Through the years, there has been a name change from the original Jewish Federation Apartments to the Jewish Apartments and Services (JAS). In 2010, JAS merged with the Jewish Home and Aging Services, an agency that also provides residential services, to become the Jewish Senior Life.

Jewish Apartments and Services (Jewish Senior Life) Properties: Phase 1: Anna and Meyer Prentis Jewish Apartments, Phase I, opened in 1972, 132 apartments. 15100 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI.

Phase 2: Anna and Meyer Prentis Apartments, Phase II, opened in 1979, 100 apartments. 15100 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI.

Phase 3: Lillian and Samuel Hechtman Jewish Apartments, Phase I, opened in 1983, 102 apartments. 6690 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI.

Phase 4: Harriett and Ben Teitel Jewish Apartments, opened in 1989, 150 apartments. 15106 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI.

Phase 5: Lillian and Samuel Hechtman Apartments, Phase II, opened in 1992, 98 apartments. 6690 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI.

Phase 6: Norma Jean and Edward Meer Jewish Apartments, opened in 2001, 100 apartments. 6760 W. Maple Road, West Bloomfield, MI.

Extent

13 Linear Feet (14 MB, 3 OS)

Abstract

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 in the Detroit area. The Prentis and Teitel Apartments are located in Oak Park and the Hechtman and Meer Apartments in West Bloomfield, adjacent to the facilities of the then-extant Jewish Community Centers.

The Apartments serve the Jewish community, primarily. However, they are non-sectarian. Various funding sources were utilized in the construction and in 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 (JAS). In 2010, JAS merged with the Jewish Home and Aging Services, an agency that also provides residential services, to become Jewish Senior Life.

The collection includes annual reports, board and committee minutes and reports, construction and design plans, correspondence and financial information, and documents on residents' activities and recruitment. There is a strong emphasis on the three phases of construction that include architects’ plans, design and funding information.

Arrangement

Folders are listed by their location within each box. They are not necessarily arranged, so any given subject may be dispersed throughout the entire collection.

Acquisition

Deposited at the Reuther Library on July 27, 2012, by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit as part of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives.

Related Materials

Collections in the Jewish Community Archives at the Reuther Library, particularly Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Records, Jewish Home for the Aged Records, and Auxiliary for Jewish Home and Aging Services Records. Personal papers: Leonard N. Simons Papers, Robert Aronson Papers.

Processing History

Collection arranged by Dorothy Kaufman, Ariella Young, and Jewish Apartments and Services staff in 2003. Finding aid revised by Gavin Strassel on September 17, 2014; further revised and Part 2 added by Aimee Ergas, December 21, 2015. The finding aid was proofread and updated by Aimee Ergas, July 2020.
Title
Guide to the JCA: Jewish Apartments and Services Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by Dorothy Kaufman, Ariella Young, and Jewish Apartments and Services Staff.
Date
2003
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
5401 Cass Avenue
Detroit MI 48202 USA