Mar 18, 2015

Fully Reserved, Sinai Residences “TOPPING OFF” Marks Construction and Sales Milestones

Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County leadership, local Rabbis, project partners, and future residents gathered on March 3 for a traditional “topping off” ceremony for the Sinai Residences of Boca Raton. The event marked a celebration of an almost-finished construction site, an expression of hope for the secure completion of the structure, and a blessing for the building and its more than 450 future inhabitants. South Florida’s newest planned Life Care Community is a $250 million project scheduled to open in November/December of 2015. The development, which broke ground one year ago, will feature 237 independent luxury units tailored toward the active senior population of South Florida, as well as suites for assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care. All of Sinai Residences’ independent living apartments are fully reserved and a waiting list has begun.

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In addition, as Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County President & CEO Matt Levin pointed out, the revenue brought in from the Sinai Residences will positively impact needy residents of the South Palm Beach County Jewish community as well as in Israel and other parts of the world. “As a result of this project, millions of dollars of revenue will be provided for decades to help the needs of the Jewish community here and abroad,” Levin said.

Jewish Federation board members, executives and senior staff, the Sinai Residences development team, leaders of the project’s major contractors and some future residents attended. Rabbi David Englander of B’nai Torah Congregation in Boca Raton and Rabbi Baruch Shmuel Liberow of Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach led the blessings for the ceremony. An American flag that flew over the capitol in Washington, D.C., and which was gifted to the Federation from U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch, was raised to the structure’s top elevation along with an Israeli flag and palm tree.

“The creation of Sinai Residences not only serves the need of the growing senior population in South Florida seeking out a safe, luxury and educational environment to live, but also helps the Federation generate revenue to enhance the vital human services and programs we support,” said Melvyn Lowell, COO, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. “The goal is to create an environment that will attract the active, future residents who will become a part of the vibrant South Florida Jewish community.”

The Sinai Residences will offer the highest standard of engaged senior living and feature a wealth of luxury services and amenities including hospitality, recreational and social services, cultural and academic pursuits, fitness programs, as well as gourmet dining with kosher dining available. The Kosher dining experience will be overseen by a Mashgiach, and will be certified as Glatt Kosher. Sinai Residences will also enjoy front-row access to the many Federation-sponsored cultural, social and educational events. Fourteen varying floor plans range in size from approximately 800 to 1,700 square feet.

Wes Finch, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County Vice Chairman added: "We made sure we were building something people wanted. People know the Jewish Federation and feel comfortable with it, so we felt pretty comfortable we were hitting the correct market."

As a CCRC or Continuing Care Retirement Community, Sinai residents can age in place with security; housing, health care, amenities and services are provided for them; and when residents pass on, heirs receive up to 95 percent of value of home. As a Life Care community, residents are guaranteed access to every level of care at a predictable monthly cost, and with refundable entry-fee options. Access to health care is also guaranteed to residents from the moment they move-in, and for as long as they remain residents.

Sinai Residences of Boca Raton is located on the north side of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus in Boca Raton, Florida. The Sinai Residences will fill 35 acres that have been vacant on the Federation’s West Boca campus since it first officially opened in 1991. The project has already brought more than 250 full-time construction-related jobs to the area. Additionally, more than 150 full time employees will be needed once the Sinai Residences are complete.

The Sinai Residences development team, led by Greenbrier Development of Dallas, Texas, includes Suffolk Construction, Perkins-Eastman Architects, H.J. Sims & Co. investment bankers, among others. In addition, Life Care Services, Inc. and Executive Director Chris Newport will manage the new community.

Those seeking information for themselves or a loved one are encouraged to schedule an appointment at the Information Center by calling 561.221.1102 or visiting

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About Sinai Residences:

Sinai Residences of Boca Raton is a planned Life Care Community currently under development in Boca Raton, Florida. The community, which is slated to open in 2015, introduces to the area the newest option in active retirement living, engaging residents physically, socially, intellectually, and spiritually. As many seniors prepare for an unpredictable future, Sinai residents will have a wise plan in place, allowing them to continue living life to the fullest. Learn more at