About the project
The Respite Home for the Elderly was a halfway house established to provide temporary shelter to elderly Jerusalemites who, for a variety of circumstances, needed housing for short periods of time. Located on the lower floor of a two-story building (with a synagogue above) on Shimoni Street in Rasco, the home provided rooms, cleaning and cooking staff, activities and medical care for 10-12 people for one to four weeks at a time. Work to create the facility included painting, repairs, furnishings and equipment. In 1997, the home was converted to use as a Center for Family Counseling, following the relocation of the residents to a new respite center at the Golden Era Comprehensive Center for the Elderly.