A crane lifted a flag and a tree to the roof. Onlookers applauded at the topping-off for the second residence for seniors on Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s west Boca campus.
There was even a red carpet at the ceremony for the new continuing care, Toby & Leon Cooperman Sinai Residences of Boca Raton. The 111 apartments are 75% sold out a year before completion, officials announced. The expansion will be home to 500 residents when it opens in the spring of 2022. In the five years since the first residence opened, there has been a consistent waiting list, officials added.
“This has been a very difficult year…and there’s nothing more fitting than coming together for this enormous step forward,” said Deutch, who provided the flag for the ceremony that flew over the U.S. capitol.
“When this came before the county commission, it was unanimously approved,” county Vice Mayor Robert Weinroth noted in his remarks.
Rabbi Dan Levin, senior rabbi at Temple Beth El in Boca Raton, offered prayers and blessings.
Sinai Residences is described as offering independent living, assisted living, memory care and long-term skilled nursing. Prices range from the $500,000s to more than $2 million. Among the amenities are a resort-style pool with ADA ramp and covered lap lanes, poolside dining and cabanas, two dining venues and expanded capacity movie theater.
“This is our first topping off in six years and brings new people to the area,” said Wesley Finch, chairman of Sinai Residences LLC Managers. “As of today, Sinai has created approximately 320 jobs and the expansion will add another 150 positions.”
Federation president/CEO Matt Levin thanked the Coopermans and welcomed “the greatest generation to our vibrant campus.” Amy Linder, director of sales and marketing, was emcee for the occasion. “Our residents also enjoy front-row access to the many Federation-sponsored cultural, social and educational events,” she added earlier.
“Sinai is one of the largest employers and operations in the west Boca Raton area and has inspired a new marketplace,” Finch added. The new retail and residential complex Uptown Boca is next door to the Federation campus.
By Marci Shatzman