Senior Care That Feels Like Family
Los Angeles Jewish Health has grown from a group of caring neighbors providing shelter to a leading nonprofit senior care organization.
The evolution of our name from Los Angeles Jewish Home to Los Angeles Jewish Health reflects our commitment to providing a broad spectrum of best-in-class senior healthcare services while staying true to our mission - delivering excellence in senior care for all, rooted in Jewish values. With more than 100 years of trusted care for seniors, we have evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of each individual.
As the largest single-source senior housing provider in Los Angeles, our San Fernando Valley and Playa Vista campuses are home to more than 1,000 women and men. We serve more than 4,000 seniors through our comprehensive healthcare programs and provide independent living options for those who simply want the reassurance that help is there if they need it. From adult day care activities to residential living to short-term or long-term care, we meet you where you are in life to provide the right personalized senior experience for you.
Mission and Core Values
Every day, we provide high-quality, compassionate care for seniors in the Los Angeles area.
senior care reflective
of Jewish values.
Jewish values and fiscal responsibility.
Los Angeles Jewish Health started as an act of kindness in 1912. Since then, we have continued to serve seniors with care and compassion.
Meet the Leaders
Andrew Berman is an entertainment industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in global content sales, marketing, and content acquisition. But it is his focus on giving back, much more than his business achievements, that defines his idea of success and fulfillment.
“I first heard about the Jewish Home (now Los Angeles Jewish Health) from a friend who was already actively engaged with the organization. He suggested I take a tour – and I was hooked!” Berman says. He immediately decided to join the Parent Board and spent time volunteering at the Home; three years later, he was elevated to the board chair position. “I believe it’s an obligation to give back, and I’ve always had an affinity and great respect and admiration for seniors,” Berman says. “Our senior population is growing and will continue to do so. We must address this situation and take care of them. Seniors should be considered treasures in our society and deserve dignity, care and love. I’m thrilled and honored to have accepted this role, where daily, I can see first-hand all the wonderful things the organization does.”
A native Angeleno, Berman has a long history of philanthropic involvement in his local community. In addition to his work with the Home, he has served in a volunteer capacity with organizations including the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (past president, Board of Trustees), Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services (Capital Campaign Committee), Stephen Wise Temple (Board of Directors), and Connecting to Cure (Board of Directors).
At Los Angeles Jewish Health, Berman is focused on expanding programs and services to cover our growing senior population. This includes spreading the message about the Home to donors and other supporters throughout Southern California. “This is such an impressive place and organization that so many people aren’t fully aware of,” he notes. “Whether they are accessing independent living, skilled nursing, or memory care, our seniors receive extraordinary care. A big part of the reason is the people who work here – many of them have been with the Home for 20 or 30 years. They are truly invested and dedicated to their work, and it shows.”
Berman grew up in Beverly Hills but has spent the past three decades as a “Valley refugee” in Encino and Tarzana. He graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a B.A. in radio, television, and film. He and his wife, Marci, have two adult daughters.
For Berman, his tenure as board chair is a unique opportunity to strengthen the social fabric of Los Angeles. “Los Angeles Jewish Health is all about direct impact, and it makes a real and positive difference in seniors’ lives every day,” he says. “How many organizations can say that?”
Dale Surowitz began his tenure as Chief Executive Officer and President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home (now Los Angeles Jewish Health) in the autumn of 2020. However, his relationship with Los Angeles Jewish Health dates back decades. His association began during childhood when he visited relatives who were residents of the Jewish Home at its original location in Boyle Heights. His deep involvement and commitment to the organization has included serving in several volunteer leadership positions and on various Los Angeles Jewish Health boards.
Prior to his current role, Dale served as Chief Executive at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center. In 1997, Dale became the CEO of what was known as Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center. In 2008, he played an integral role in assuring the Tarzana campus was acquired by Providence Health and Services. This unique transaction of moving from an investor-owned, for-profit institution to a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital is one of the only hospitals in the country ever to accomplish this type of transition. In addition, in 2019, Dale completed a 2-year effort with Cedars-Sinai Health System becoming a 49% owner of the hospital. This enabled them to develop new programs and services previously unavailable in the San Fernando Valley while ensuring the sustainability of a world-class medical center to meet the community's growing needs for generations to come.
As Dale embarked on this latest role with Los Angeles Jewish Health he took the helm of the, comprehensive, non-denominational, nonprofit senior healthcare system with an ambitious vision of expanding services throughout the entire Los Angeles area. Currently reaching nearly 4,000 seniors annually, the goal is to continue expanding to serve 10,000 seniors annually in residential and community-based services.
Recognized internationally, Los Angeles Jewish Health is a leader in the rapidly evolving future of senior healthcare, developing innovative initiatives and programs for aging in place and individualized, person-centered senior healthcare/living.
Dale earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters of Public Administration - Health Services Administration from the University of Southern California. Throughout his career, he has served on the boards of numerous business organizations, including the Chair of the United Chambers of Commerce board and many chambers of commerce in the San Fernando Valley. He has also served on various civic and healthcare-related boards, including the California State University-Northridge Foundation, Valley Industry and Commerce Association and the American Diabetes Association. He and his family are also members of Temple Valley Beth Shalom.
Dale has received numerous awards, including the 2016 Fernando Award for Volunteerism and Community Service; Business Person of the Year - Encino Chamber of Commerce; Heart of Gold Award, Child Development Institute; Jewish Home for the Aging - Circle of Life Award; MAPS Charities Community Service Award. In addition, he was the recipient of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal - Healthcare Excellence Award and is a past recipient of the 25 Most Influential Business Leaders Award.
Dale and his wife, Brenda, are longtime community residents of Tarzana. Dale has two married children and three grandchildren.
Classes & Training
Los Angeles Jewish Health offers our employees many classes to enhance job knowledge, increase safety awareness, prevent injuries and elder abuse, understand cultural diversity and improve interpersonal skills.
Love Conquers All: Jewish Home Couples Share Their Stories for Love and Friendship Day
The Inspiration of Poetry at the Jewish Home
Brandman Centers for Senior Care Tour
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