Jan 30, 2014
Sinai Residences Life Care Community Celebrates Groundbreaking on Federation Campus
Sinai Residences of Boca Raton and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County celebrated the groundbreaking of South Florida’s newest planned Life Care Community on Tuesday, January 28. The Sinai Residences project, a $250 million development, which is scheduled to open in 2015, has been under development since 2007 and features 237 luxury units – of which more than 75 percent are already reserved.
More than 400 attendees, including Jewish Federation board members and senior staff, the Sinai Residences development team, partners and vendors on the project, local dignitaries, Boca Raton rabbinical leaders, and 200 future Sinai Residences residents participated. The event featured a ceremonial spoken program, turning of the dirt and official groundbreaking, music and a family style lunch.
“This is a truly momentous occasion for Sinai Residences, for our Federation and for our Jewish community – each and every one of us,” said Matthew C. Levin, President & CEO, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, in his remarks. “Since I arrived on this campus 18 months ago, I’ve been continually impressed with both the innovation and excellence of this project. Federation’s role as planner for the Jewish community has been brought to life with the creation of the Sinai Residences.”
Sinai Residences of Boca Raton will be located on the north side of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus in Boca Raton, Florida. The Sinai Residences will fill 23 acres of the 35 acre parcel that has been vacant on the Federation’s West Boca campus since it first officially opened in 1991. The creation of the Sinai Residences not only serves the need of the growing senior population in South Florida but also helps the Federation generate revenue.
“After years of thoughtful planning, it’s exciting to see all the pieces finally coming together,” added Wesley E. Finch, Vice-Chair of Federation and President of Federation CCRC Development, LLC, who also spoke during the event. “Upon completion, Sinai Residences of Boca Raton will be the centerpiece of our campus. Ultimately, it’s about creating an environment that will attract the active, future residents who will become a part of our vibrant community.”
Amy Linder, Director of Marketing for Sinai Residences of Boca Raton, emceed the program, which also included an invocation from Rabbi Robert Silvers of Congregation B’nai Israel and benediction offered by Rabbi David Steinhardt of B’nai Torah Congregation.
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. Sinai Residences will also enjoy front-row access to the many Federation-sponsored cultural, social and educational events.