Our Work

Ongoing Projects

Mutually Assisting Residential Community (Project MARC)

Project MARC is the first community project sponsored by Kehilla. This innovative 90-unit mixed-use residential building opened its doors in 1985 and is located along the Bathurst Street corridor. Project MARC is home to seniors, families and people with physical challenges.

The Avenel

The Avenel was completed in 1993 and was modeled after a traditional community framework to create a balanced mixed of income levels, age groups, abilities and family structures. The 111 units in Avenel range between one and three bedrooms with a high proportion designed for seniors and those who are physically challenged.

Moshav Orr

Kehilla acquired this 133 unit building, located at Lawrence and Bathurst in 2013. Moshav Orr is home to families, seniors and those with physical challenges.

 

Third Party Property Management 

Habayit Shelanu Seniors Residences

Habayit Shelanu is an example of Kehilla’s tradition of creative inventive community partnerships in housing. Developed in partnership with Circle of Care, this 59-unit project was conceived to meet the needs of Jewish seniors in downtown Toronto. Opened in the spring of 1995, Habayit Shelanu provides a setting for independent living, planned to enable aging in place. Kehilla resumed the property management of Habayit Shelanu in October 2014.

 

Past Initiatives

Elm Ridge Group Living Residence

Elm Ridge is a prime example of community partnership in action. Originally a partnership between Kehilla and Jewish Family and Child Service, Elm Ridge has been operated by the Baycrest Centre for the Geriatric Care and is currently operated by Reena as an elder home for the Jewish developmentally challenged seniors. Kehilla developed the project in 1985 and has been instrumental in ensuring that this 14-bed seniors group home has remained in the Jewish Community.

2 Neptune Drive

Renamed the Ruben Cipin Healthy Living Community for Seniors, 2 Neptune Drive was the first life lease project in the Jewish Community. Kehilla initiated the program and acted as development consultant through the site acquisition, design, construction and leasing processes. Sponsored by Baycrest, 2 Neptune Drive offers life lease housing as an alternative choice for independent seniors looking for the benefit of home ownership and equity protection in an environment especially designed to address the physical, social and support issues related to aging.

The Jonathan Enchin Fund

The Jonathan Enchin Fund was a four year project administered by Kehilla. It was developed in partnership with a donor in memory of his late brother, Jonathan Enchin. The U.S. based Weinberg Foundation provided a matching grant. Launched in July 2008, the program assisted 25 Jewish Seniors. Seniors received $1,240.00 annualy in quarterly instalments, and the funds were to be used at the recipients discretion.

Jewish Community Affordable Rental Program (JCARP)  

JCARP was a reduced rental housing strategy created in partnership with UJA Federation. Launched in 2004, this innovate initiative successfully created affordable housing in the absence of any government program and was an exceptional example of community partnership in action.

JCARP was designed to identify and place clients of Jewish community agencies in units at below market rental rates situated on, or near, the Bathurst Street corridor. As part of the program, sixty 1- and 2-bedroom apartments were made available by a private landlord for clients of Jewish agencies in the GTA in four buildings in the Bathurst and Finch area at reduced rents .

Reena Community Residence on Lebovic Campus

The Community Residential Building is part of the Joseph & Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in York Region. The build is a 60-unit affordable supportive housing project that provides both housing and support services for a mix of special needs populations in the community. The prime objective of the building is to provide housing units for a variety of individuals with special needs who require supportive housing. Along with the Kehilla Residential Programme as the development consultant and Reena as the lead sponsor agency, the partner agencies that provide support services to the residents of this community building also include Circle of Care, and March of Dimes. Construction on the building was completed and the building was occupied in Summer 2012. 

Plaut Manor

Owned and operated by Micah Homes Non Profit Housing Corporation, Plat Manor was managed by Kehilla as a traditional third-party property management contract until early 2016. Opened in 1993, Plaut Manor is a 97-unit non-profit multicultural building.