A History of Caring

1954: Frank Henning

Stuyvesant Residence Club

The Jewish Board’s rich history is woven from countless lives. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we’re sharing stories of the people we might have served over the decades through our myriad predecessor organizations. We hope that glimpses of these imagined lives — which have been inspired by original historical research — will give you a vivid snapshot of what 150 years of caring for New Yorkers was like.

Children’s Residential Services

At 16, Frank struggled to stay out of trouble. His dad died a hero in WWII, leaving him to navigate the world alone from the time he was a small boy. After he was caught committing acts of vandalism, Frank completed a diversion program and was later accepted as a resident member of the Stuyvesant Residents Club in the East Village. Frank lived among his peers, as well as staff, with the singular goal of creating a brighter future through training in life skills and vocation.

Join us in looking back at those we served and meet more of the New Yorkers we supported in the last 150 years.

Celebrating 150 Years of Care

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