Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange, N.J., one of four retirement communities owned and managed by the Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) has won third place honors in the Best in Senior Living in the 2014 Best of Essex contest by readers of Suburban Essex magazine. The Lester Senior Housing Community, another JCHC building located in Whippany, won first place. The winners were announced in the December issue of Suburban Essex magazine, which is published by Vicinity Media Group. The announcement appears on page 41 and can be seen at

“We are honored to be recognized by Suburban Essex readers for the superior services and attention we provide to our seniors,” said Harold Colton-Max, CEO of the JCHC. “We continually strive to bring an enriching lifestyle to residents in all four of our communities in Essex and Morris counties.”

The Best of Essex awardees are nominated by readers of the magazine that reflect their “best of” in 50-plus categories. This year, more than 18,000 people voted on nominees over the course of several months and the winners appear in a special section of the magazine. Suburban Essex is mailed to over 45,000 homes in Essex County and emailed to approximately 20,000 digital subscribers. For information about the JCHC’s senior communities and the range of services and amenities they offer its residents, visit

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