Rose Story


  • Rose Weinstein, Age 94
  • Second-generation resident of Covenant Place
  • Artist, knitter, baker, mother, grandmother, widow
  • Cherishes her independence in a place she can call home

“I want to live as independently as I can, for as long as I can. That’s why I love my life at Covenant Place.”

My whole life I supported charities through donations, volunteering and using my talents as an artist. I realized that I love to give because it makes people happy, and I’ve tried to give as much as I can. Living here at Covenant Place, I am able to enjoy my life because of the gifts of others. It has really come full circle for me.

My husband died at a young age and I worked and raised my three children. I was on my own for a long time. When my son told me that he thought it was time for me to leave my old apartment and get a place more suited to my needs, my first thought was, “Where am I going to go?” Then I knew: Covenant Place.

All my friends were already here, and my mother loved living here for 10 years. At Covenant Place, we take exercise and language classes, and learn about technology among other things to keep us sharp. I’ve taught arts and crafts classes to my friends here and I just started a knitting group—the Knit Wits—that meets every Tuesday afternoon. We’re planning to sell our work in a boutique that will benefit Covenant Place.

My neighbors and I wouldn’t be able to live on our own and keep learning new things without help from Federation, which makes these dynamic programs possible. Their support helps give us our independence, no matter what shape our finances are in. Please consider a gift to Jewish Federation and know that whatever you can do, it’s very much appreciated by all of us at Covenant Place and our families who no longer have to worry.

Rose Weinstein

Roses Craft Sale