The Harriett and Ben Teitel Apartments, located on the A. Alfred Taubman Jewish Community Campus in Oak Park, Michigan offers 148 one-bedroom Independent Living apartments. The Teitel Apartments are subsidized through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and rent is based on annual income.
The newly renovated Teitel Apartments provide a stylish and sophisticated living experience for residents, with many beautifully appointed indoor common spaces and outdoor gardens. The beautiful Teitel Dining Room overlooks the landscaped grounds, and serves 5 delicious Kosher dinners each week (Monday through Friday) as part of the Teitel living experience. In addition, Teitel Apartments offers a full complement of Jewish Senior Life’s signature programs and services to keep residents socially engaged, physically fit and intellectually stimulated.
People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.
5 Nutritious Kosher dinners each week, Monday – Friday
Medical Alert System with 24/7 monitoring, included
Resident Service and Program Coordinators
Wide variety of recreational, educational and social programs
Library with computers; WiFi internet available in some common areas
Wellness and Fitness Center
Jcare personal in-home support services available, for additional fee
Supportive Home Health Care available (Medicare certified provider)
Convenience store & café
Russian Translation services available
Walking distance to area synagogues & temples; close proximity to other Houses of Worship
Transportation available for Teitel community planned activities
Barrier-free/Handicap apartments available
A pet-friendly community
Music and performing arts programming
Educational and cultural programming
Mind Challenging programs
Judy Rosner, LMSW
Administrator for Prentis and Teitel
I was very close to my grandparents at a young age. My strong bond to my grandmother encouraged my interest in working with older adults. I have worked in the aging field throughout my career. I was very proud to join the JSL team in 2000. I was hired as the building Social Worker and was eventually promoted to Building Administrator in 2010. Although, I have many responsibilities, I most enjoy spending time with the residents and families of Prentis. Working at JSL and with older adults gives me purpose and it is important to me to make a difference every day in the lives that I touch. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family of 10 grandchildren …and still growing strong!
Resident Service Coordinator
I have been working at JSL as a Resident Service Coordinator for almost 28 years. I assist residents in a socially responsible manner consistent with the values, ethical principles and standards of the profession. We strive to help our residents maintain their independence in a dignified manner for as long as possible in an independent setting. We do this by introducing our clients and their families to resources for services that may help them in their daily living. It is my mission to improve, maintain and enhance the quality of life of our residents.
It was the winter of 2008 when I discovered the Resident Live-In position on Craigslist. I was the 3rd person interviewed before receiving the call about being hired. Working with older adults seemed like the perfect niche. After 7 years of service to JSL, accepting the position of Program Coordinator wasn’t a difficult decision. I have been in the human service field for over 20 years in one form or another. In all of that experience, it still takes a team that is focused on the health and wellness of people to make this job successful. At Teitel Apartments, our residents make that task effortless, rewarding and enjoyable.
Dining Room Manager
Front office support/Receptionist
I have been working for JSL for 20 years. I started out as a part time receptionist. About 4 years later a full time position opened up for a Data Entry Clerk in the Marketing & Development Department. Shortly after that I was promoted to Marketing Associate. I managed the wait list for all of our properties and worked closely with the Marketing Director on numerous projects and fundraisers. I did that for 10 years. I am now currently working at the Teitel Building and have been here for 6 years. I truly enjoy working here and being with the residents. They are like my extended family. It is just a wonderful feeling when you know you have made a difference in someone’s life or put a smile on someone’s face.
As Assistant Administrator at Teitel Apartments, I am often the first point of contact for prospective tenants and their families. I conduct apartment tours, answer questions, process and verify applications and coordinate move-ins and move-outs. I joined Teitel in 2004 and I am very proud of our JSL community. It is my goal to always provide a warm and informative welcome to residents and families, as well as to make sure the transition to becoming a Teitel resident goes smoothly. I love playing a part in helping our residents have comfortable homes in an enriching social environment. Additionally, I am a native Russian speaker, which allows me to assist in communicating with our Russian-speaking residents. In my free time I like to read, travel, photograph nature and people and solve Sudoku and KenKen puzzles.
Feiga Bowick, LLMSW
Resident Service Coordinator
I feel very blessed to have recently joined the Teitel family as their Resident Service Coordinator. I am a graduate of Wayne State University and received my master’s degree in social work. I’m excited to bring the knowledge and passion of my past career experiences to Teitel. Prior to my social work journey, I was a teacher for 15 years. My work experience also includes hospice care, followed by joining Jewish Senior Life, as the program coordinator for the Memory Care Floor at Coville Assisted Living. My goal is for each resident to feel empowered, independent, happy and safe. It is an honor to be able to provide services and support to our residents and their families.
Oak Park Campus Maintenance Supervisor for Teitel and Prentis
I have more than 15 years of experience working in the Maintenance Department. During my time working in the Teitel Building I received two promotions from Housekeeper to Maintenance Technician and then finally into my current position as Building Supervisor within a 2 year period. I also worked 4 years as a member of the agency’s kitchen staff back in the early 90s, which was my first job while in high school. I enjoy listening to smooth jazz vinyl on my record player and I am a supportive sports fan of the Detroit Tigers, Pistons, Lions and Red Wings. Here at Teitel we focus heavily on customer service and providing a safe, healthy and beautiful environment for our residents to call home.
Jewish Senior Life and Jewish Apartments & Services, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities.
The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulating implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, Part 8 dated June 2, 1988).
Compliance Coordinator: Michelle Buda 15000 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI 48237 Phone 248-592-1101 TTY# 711
If you are disabled and wish to request a reasonable accommodation or if you have difficulty understanding English, please request our assistance and we will ensure that you are provided with meaningful access based on your individual needs.
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