News releases

  • Los Angeles Jewish Home to Celebrate Joyous Outdoor Seders During Passover
    Posted on April 11, 2022
    (April 11, 2022 – Reseda, CA) After two years of stringent health restrictions due to Covid-19, the Jewish Home community will gather together for Pesach (Passover). Seder plates by the hundreds will abound on the campuses of the Los Angeles Jewish Home this year, during multiple Seders, celebrating Passover.
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home Resident and Holocaust Survivor Celebrates Bat Mitzvah, and 92nd Birthday, during 100th Anniversary of the first American to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah
    Posted on March 15, 2022
    (RESEDA, CA – March 15, 2022) History will be made at the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Thursday, March 18 as beloved resident and Holocaust survivor Frieda Thompson turns 92 on the same day she will be called to Torah for her Bat Mitzvah. This date also marks the 100th anniversary of when Judith Kaplan, at age twelve, became the first American girl to celebrate a Bat Mitzvah on March 18, 1922.
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home Accepts New Resident Applications
    Posted on March 12, 2021
    The Los Angeles Jewish Home announced it is accepting applications for new residents, as well as participants in its community-based programs, after an extended pause in admissions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening coincides with the one-year anniversary of the nationwide shutdown resulting from the coronavirus.
  • Taking Care of Seniors - One Car at a Time
    Posted on October 21, 2020
    At the above time and place, participants of the Los Angeles Jewish Home will drive or be driven up to the front of the facility where they will be greeted by festive signage, balloons, and staff thanking them for visiting the Brandman Centers for Senior Care to receive their annual flu shot. Some will arrive in personal vehicles while Brandman Center busses will also be utilized.
  • Non‐Profit, Non‐Denominational Los Angeles Jewish Home Plans Rapid Expansion to Serve 10,000 Seniors Throughout Los Angeles County by 2025
    Posted on July 6, 2020
    The Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH), one of the nation’s largest, single‐source providers of comprehensive senior care, plans rapid expansion of services throughout Los Angeles County with a goal of serving 10,000 seniors by 2025. LAJH, which has previously offered services primarily in the San Fernando Valley, provides healthcare and living options; community‐based programs; in‐resident services; professional training; and research on frequently overlooked issues that affect senior healthcare and living. Leading LAJH’s expansion will be newly appointed CEO and President Dale Surowitz, who has served as CEO of Providence Cedars‐Sinai Tarzana Medical Center since 1997. Dale brings broad‐based relationships and expertise in furthering partnerships with external healthcare providers.
  • McKnight’s Recognizes Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO-President Molly Forrest for "Significant Contributions to the Senior Living and Skilled Nursing Professions"
    Posted on June 23, 2020
    Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, has been inducted into the Hall of Honor in the McKnight's Women of Distinction awards, a joint program of McKnight's Long-Term Care News and McKnight's Senior Living. The program, in its second year, recognizes women who have made significant contributions to the senior living and skilled nursing professions or who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to the fields.
  • An important message on the Coronavirus from Dr. Marco
    Posted on March 6, 2020
    On March 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced “Actions to Address Spread of Coronavirus.” CMS announced several actions aimed at limiting the spread of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Specifically, CMS issued a call to action to health care providers across the country to ensure they are implementing their infection control procedures. The LAJH has answered that call. We are maintaining and supplementing our infection control procedures.

    Our priority remains the protection from harm of the most vulnerable members of our community.

  • Los Angeles Jewish Home Announces the Brandman Research Institute to Develop Innovative Protocols for Enhanced Senior Care
    Posted on April 3, 2019
    RESEDA, CA – March 11, 2019) The Los Angeles Jewish Home (LAJH), one of the largest providers of senior healthcare services in Los Angeles, announced the opening of the Brandman Research Institute (BRI), a center for research into best practices for geriatric health issues. An interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals share a goal: to develop new standards and best-models of care for older adults.
  • Amandeep Kaur Named Director of Annenberg School of Nursing at The Los Angeles Jewish Home
    Posted on December 12, 2018
    The Los Angeles Jewish Home’s Annenberg School of Nursing (ASN) has named a new director to advance its mission and strengthen its award-winning academic programs. Amandeep Kaur, MSN/Ed, RN, PHN, who previously served as the school’s assistant director, was recently elevated to the post, from which she will oversee one of the nation’s premier educational destinations for vocational nurses, nursing assistants, and home health aides.
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO-President Elected as Next Chair of Leading Age California
    Posted on June 20, 2018
    Molly Forrest, Chief Executive Officer-President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, has been selected as chair-elect of LeadingAge California, the state's top advocacy group for nonprofit senior living and care. Her two-year term begins July 1, 2018.
  • Entertainment Industry Executive Assumes Role as Board Chair of Los Angeles Jewish Home
    Posted on June 9, 2018
    Andrew Berman, an entertainment industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in global sales, marketing, and content acquisition, has assumed a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Jewish Home. His new role began on July 1, 2018.
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home Honors 39 Centenarians at Birthday Celebration on National Centenarians Day
    Posted on September 26, 2016
    Reseda, CA – September 26, 2016 -- The Los Angeles Jewish Home hosted a special celebration to recognize its 39 residents who turned 100 years of age or more this year in observance of National Centenarians Day. The residents, their families and friends, along with special guests, were treated to a celebratory lunch, a gorgeous birthday cake, music and other festivities.
  • Molly Forrest Honored with “Pioneer Women Award” by Los Angeles Commission on the Status Of Women
    Posted on March 27, 2015
    Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, has been honored with the “Pioneer Women Award” by the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women.
  • Valentine’s Day Dating Advice From Those Who Know – Seniors at the Los Angeles Jewish Home
    Posted on February 4, 2015
    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, one of the largest providers of senior care in Los Angeles, offer a wealth of dating tips in a new YouTube video.
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home Annual Golf Fundraiser Re-Named the Bill Belzberg Memorial Longest Day of Go
    Posted on June 11, 2014
    The Los Angeles Jewish Home’s annual “Longest Day of Golf” fundraising event has been renamed “The Bill Belzberg Memorial Longest Day of Golf Benefitting the Los Angeles Jewish Home.” The 17th annual golfing event will take place on Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Rd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, starting at 6:00 a.m. and wrapping up at sundown.
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO-President Molly Forrest Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree from American
    Posted on May 21, 2014
    Los Angeles Jewish Home CEO-President Molly Forrest was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from American Jewish University (AJU) at commencement ceremonies held Sunday, May 18, 2014.
  • Los Angeles Jewish Home Residents Prove Love Is Ageless
    Posted on February 5, 2014
    Sweetheart's Day at the Los Angeles Jewish Home, one of the largest senior healthcare providers in the U.S., clearly demonstrates how falling in love and the desire for intimacy is ageless. Residents Jerri and Ray, Ira and Jeanette, and Tess and Arthur, senior citizens well into their 80s and 90s, found their late-in-life partners at the Jewish Home in Reseda, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles.
  • 75th Anniversary Year of Ill-Fated SS St. Louis Voyage to be Commemorated with West Coast Premiere
    Posted on January 17, 2014
    Marking the 75th anniversary year of the ill-fated SS St. Louis voyage, and the annual U.N. International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home will perform “The Trial of Franklin D. Roosevelt,” a play that debates the controversial policies of FDR’s administration relating to the plight of Jewish refugees.

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