Milestones

1914 Hebrew Home1910 - Concerned individuals collect funds to board elderly Jewish men and women in private homes.

1914 - Hebrew Home for the Aged acquires brick row house at 415 M Street, NW, Washington DC.Hebrew Home 1923

1916 - Hebrew Home for Aged files certificate of incorporation; Bernard Danzansky is first president.

1923 - June 10: Laying of cornerstone for new Hebrew Home at 1125 Spring Road, NW.

1925 - November 29: Dedication of new 35-bed home. 

1926 - June 10: Rabbi Maurice Maser becomes director.

1936 - The Ladies Auxiliary, originally organized with 25 members, counts 900 members.

1953 - Major addition expands capacity to 165. Medical panel provides care at no charge to residents.

CESLC Milestone Picture1969 - 5,000 attend dedication of the Wasserman Residence on new Rockville campus of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington.

1978 - Revitz House opens - independent living.

1981 - Smith-Kogod Residence opens, further expanding capicity of Hebrew Home of Greater Washington to offer long-term care skilled nursing and Alzheimer's care.

1989 - Ring House opens - independent living.

1991 - Hirsh Health Center opens - outpatient practice specializing in geriatric medicine. Open to the broader surrounding community.

1995 - Post-Acute Care Center opens.

2005 - Landow House opens - assisted living.

2006 - Our system of care, anchored by the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and including all residences and on-site and out-patient medical services is united under the name Charles E. Smith Life Communities.

2010 - Hebrew Home of Greater Washington marks its Centennial.

2013 - Cohen-Rosen House opens - memory care assisted living. 

2014 - ElderSAFE™ Center opens. It is the first program of its kind in the Washington, DC metropolitan area established to provide safe temporary shelter to older adults experiencing elder abuse, to coordinate and provide community referrals, and to increase public awareness.

2016 - We celebrated the tenth anniversary of the name Charles E. Smith Life Communities. Watch the video.

2017 - After 22 years, Warren R. Slavin retires as President/CEO and assumes the title Emeritus CEO. Bruce J. Lederman begins tenure as President/CEO.

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