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Federation receives $2.5 Million from the Weinberg Foundation for building project

The Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey received a $2.5 million grant from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc. This award will name the building project underway to provide affordable housing for seniors and adults with disabilities at 1721 Springdale Road as “The Weinberg Commons.”

One of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, the Weinberg Foundation provides annual grants to nonprofits that offer direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on serving older adults, helping them to age in their communities with independence and dignity, and the Jewish community.

Like a well-made shidduch (match), the Foundation’s mission aligns with Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s longtime goal to construct high-quality, safe and affordable housing units that will bring together seniors and adults over 21 with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

“We believe in affordable housing for all and are committed to the independence and support of individuals in need,” said Jewish Federation Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Dubrow Weiss. “This type of living for older adults and adults with special needs is the first of its kind in our area – and it will promote the relationships and strengths that each bring to our community. The Jewish Federation is so very appreciative to have the support of the Weinberg Foundation in this project.”

The Weinberg Commons will offer 80 one- and two-bedroom apartments, along with a new community building for additional onsite wraparound services and programming. The apartments are designed especially for older adults and adults with special needs, allowing them to live with comfort, independence, and dignity. Federation held a commencement ceremony last month to mark the start of construction. The Weinberg Commons is scheduled to be completed in 2019. 

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