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JP Green House
133 Bourne St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
JP Green House is a model residence for sustainable living. Built according to the Passivhaus standard, the ZaleskyMore residence is an example of efficient energy use, using low-impact alternative energy resources to cool and heat the home. The website is full of information about the house and the process. You are invited to schedule a visit.
Mount Pleasant Home
301 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Mount Pleasant Home is a level IV rest home (residential care home) located in Jamaica Plain. A recent $20 millionMore renovation and expansion enabled Mount Pleasant Home to increase capacity from 44 to 60 private bedrooms, all with private bath. Founded in 1901, Mount Pleasant Home has provided housing and supportive services for Boston’s most needy elders, including those of very low income who have no other residential or care options and are at high risk for homelessness, premature institutionalization, and social isolation. A lovely common living area, airy porches and a light-filled atrium invites socialization between residents and visiting family, friends and volunteers. Services include 3 home-style meals daily, 24 hour personal care assistance, laundry and housekeeping, medication administration, and a full leisure and wellness program. Mount Pleasant Home is only steps from Jamaica Pond and an MBTA stop.
Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue
43 Lochstead Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Nehar Shalom, or "River of Peace," is a small, intimate Jewish house of worship located inside a beautiful home nearMore Jamaica Pond. This is Jamaica Plain's first synagogue, established in 2005. Although it is centered on the teachings of traditional Judaisim and is led by a conservative Rabbi, this congregation is far from close-minded, striving for inclusion of Jewish people of all backgrounds, and also welcoming to interfaith families and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews.
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