About Us


Rockland County Jewish Home
for the Aged

Our History and Our Mission

The Esther Gitlow Towers and The Yvette and Louis Tekel Senior Residence are both located on the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Campus in the beautiful suburb of Suffern, NY located in Rockland County. Both properties are sponsored by the Rockland County Jewish Home for the Aged, a non-profit organization that was founded in 1956 with the mission to help seniors with receiving services and to participate in programming that would be of interest and relevance to them.

In 1982 this mission expanded to help seniors in need to find quality housing that was safe, comfortable and affordable; which produced the building of Rockland Home for the Aged/Esther Gitlow Towers.

In 2008, their desire to expand based on the needs of the community allowed the board members of the Rockland County Jewish Home for the Aged to help sponsor the building of the Yvette and Louis Tekel Senior Residence/Esther Gitlow Towers II.


The Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Campus

Conveniently Located in Suffern, NY

The Weinberg Campus is conveniently located near the downtown area of the Village of Suffern and also near the neighboring towns of Airmont, Monsey, Spring Valley and just a short distance to many towns in Bergen County, NJ. We are also located near several major highways including Rt 287, the NY Thruway, Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway, making the facility easily accessible to friends and relatives around the tri-state area.

Residents will find ample transportation options including public buses that stop right in front of the buildings as well as taxi vouchers. Tenants will find the convenience of being right next to the Suffern Free Public Library and across the street from Good Samaritan Hospital, as well having access to many local grocery stores, pharmacies (many with free home delivery services) as well to a diverse range of religious houses of worship, a local movie theater and an abundance of restaurants and local shops will add to their enjoyment of residing in one of our apartments.


Service Coordinator / Social Worker

Full Time Service Coordinators

Both Esther Gitlow Towers and Yvette and Louis Tekel Senior Residence have their own full time service coordinator/social worker. Each service coordinator/social worker provides guidance and assistance based on each individual tenant’s needs with regards to services and support needed and that are available through variety of social service departments and organizations both local and county wide.

Our service coordinators/social workers also organize an assortment of weekly programs to help enhance the lives of the tenants, both in informative sessions around health and wellness as well as providing a mixture of creative programming too to compliment the diverse backgrounds of the tenants. Holiday events, Glamour Gals, chair aerobics, brain aerobics/current event news discussions, walking clubs and even regular coffee talk hours are just some of the most popular programs that help to keep the tenants active and engaged in the community around them.

In addition to the programs that are run by our service coordinator/social workers there are also weekly movie nights and other community wide events that are run by and for tenants to participate in, in the community rooms. Each community room offers vending machines, a free lending library and for those that are visually impaired there are special magnifying machines that allow them to see clearly everything from books to bills.

Property Management

Management of both Esther Gitlow Towers and the Yvette and Louis Tekel Senior Residence is provided by Har-Lou Management Corp. Har-Lou Management has been the managing agent since 1987.

There is an on-site management office to allow easy access for all tenants Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The on-site management team consists of the general manager for the properties, the office manager, and an office assistant, as well as the financial bookkeeper to provide support to the tenants in a wide range of areas.

Full Time Maintenance Staff

There are two full time maintenance staff in each building that are attentive to the residents’ needs and complete repairs and work orders daily. The Superintendent also resides onsite in each building to ensure that late night or weekend emergencies are addressed as quickly as possible. In addition, our facility has a large parking lot with plenty of parking spaces. Management ensures that during inclement weather that the parking lot is plowed and salted properly. We take pride in maintaining the building and grounds.