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Life at Los Angeles Jewish Health
Meet our residents and staff, and catch a glimpse of their daily life at Los Angeles Jewish Health. Flip through our video library to hear personal stories from residents, watch celebrations and events, and learn more about what makes Los Angeles Jewish Health special.
Los Angeles Jewish Health is Energizing Senior Life
Celebrating a B'Not Mitzvah
We were honored to celebrate a B’not Mitzvah for four of our wonderful residents! It's never too late to grow in your faith.
Brandman Centers for Senior Care Playing a Pivotal Role for Seniors
From the earliest days of the pandemic, the Brandman Centers for Senior Care (BCSC), a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), distinguished itself as one of the jewels in the crown of the Los Angeles Jewish Home. While many other, similar programs across the country closed their doors as COVID-19 reached crisis proportions, BCSC took all of the extra safety steps required to stay open, ensuring vulnerable seniors had ongoing access to the center, as well as critical care through the clinic, rehabilitation services and much more.
Two Stars of Comedy with a Serious Message
Comedians Mindy Sterling and Cathy Ladman Help Raise Money for the Home In entertainment, they say it’s all about who you know. In this instance the Jewish Home is truly fortunate that Chief Executive Officer and President of the Home, Dale Surowitz, is longtime family friends with Mindy Sterling's brother Mark. Mindy is an Emmy nominated actress who has appeared in numerous outstanding film and television roles, including portraying Frau Farbissina in the popular Austin Powers film series. She currently has a recurring role in the long running TV sitcom, The Goldbergs. Cathy Ladman is a stand-up comedian, television writer, and actress who has appeared in many movies as well as on television. Her accomplishments include being featured in her own installment of HBO’s One Night Stand comedy series. In addition, she was a guest on The Tonight Show nine times! Together, Mindy and Cathy are a captivating comedy team. Recently, the two graciously volunteered to share their wonderful humor while giving a serious message encouraging everyone to provide financial support to the Los Angeles Jewish Home.
A Funny Man with a Serious Message
Howie Mandel Shows His Support for the Los Angeles Jewish Home Howie Mandel is a beloved entertainer who wears many hats. His resume includes: comedian; television personality; screenwriter; actor; voice actor; producer; director; entrepreneur; game show host; author, and he is a long standing judge on the popular television program America’s Got Talent. Add to that extensive list of accomplishments, a great humanitarian. In the middle of his extremely hectic schedule, Howie stopped everything to record a message on behalf of the Los Angeles Jewish Home to help raise deeply needed funding during the pandemic. The video is being shared widely on social media as well as on the Jewish Home’s website. Howie shares from the heart his feelings about the Home, the heroic efforts of healthcare workers near and far, and the need to ensure funding is available for all of the ongoing emergency supplies being utilized by our staff here at the home to care for our cherished seniors.
Mack Stevens Reads the Poem “See Me With Your Eyes Closed”
Nyla Lyon Reads Her Poem “The Fireflies’ Glow”
Ellen Meli Reads Her Poem “How Old?”
New Year’s Resolutions for 2019 from the residents of the LA Jewish Home
The new year is the perfect time to make plans for the future. Many people focus on improving their health when making resolutions. Others pledge to brighten their outlook, mend relationships, or simply to seek out joy. These are all worthy goals.Enjoy this video of resolutions from the seniors at the Jewish Home.
Why You Should Be a Mensch
At the Jewish Home, our seniors are fortunate to have the support of mensches like you! They benefit from care that is among the best in the nation – and we urgently need your assistance to continue making that possible.
Get Ready to Be a Mensch
"I am grateful every day to be here. After surviving cancer and 18 surgeries, I benefit so much from the Home’s incredible care. Soon after I got here, I even celebrated my second bar mitzvah – my family came to watch me read from the Torah in honor of my 83rd birthday. It was truly meaningful."The Home is well known for its positive impact in people’s lives. As we live longer, our needs for medical and social support increase, and the Home is dedicated to helping seniors in our community thrive. But it takes your generous donations to make it happen.
Still Time Be a Mensch
“The Home is a blessing for so many of us. Of course, we are taken care of and provided for, but it goes beyond that. What we find at the Home is a wonderful way of life. There are activities that stimulate our bodies and minds, social interactions that allow us to build new relationships, and countless opportunities to be part of a meaningful community. I am grateful to be here every single day.”
Thank You for Being a Mensch
“Being at the Jewish Home is a joy. I had reached a point where living alone became too difficult. Making the move was hard, but once I got here everything was easy.“I’ve built so many friendships at the Home, and the programs are excellent. My daughters told me this would be a great place to live, and I absolutely agree.“Your generosity helped make it possible, and the Jewish Home needs mensches like you.”
Happy Thanksgiving 2018 from the Seniors at the Los Angeles Jewish Home
Happy Thanksgiving 2018 from the Seniors at the Los Angeles Jewish Home.
Be a Mensch, Give to the Jewish Home on Giving Tuesday
The Jewish Home is a vital resource for thousands of seniors like Jesse Cooperman, 88, who lost his wife to cancer, was in a devastating auto accident and now relies on the Home for quality care that keeps him healthy, happy, and mentally stimulated. With your assistance, Jesse has found a welcoming place to call home.
Jack “Giacomo” Breskin – The Home is a work of art
Jewish Home resident Jack Breskin likes to be called Giacomo. In this video, he talks about his life at the Home and how he keeps looking so good.
Leslie Scales - The Home Saved My Life.
How we talk about sexual violence matters. Jewish Home resident Leslie Scales was brave enough to tell someone what was happening to her, and they helped her find a safe place… the Jewish Home. Here Leslie talks about her experience and the new life she has found at the Home.
Irma Kavin - In Her Own Words
When Irma Kavin decided to move to the Los Angeles Jewish Home at age 87, she had been living independently for years. “I decided to be proactive about my future by moving to the Home,” she explains. “Since coming here, I have been busy non-stop: knitting, painting, playing mahjongg, and making friends. The Home has provided me with a wonderful sense of community.” In this short video, Irma talks about her experience at the Jewish Home and what makes the Home so special.
Enjoy this Sweetheart’s Day greeting from residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home. Their thoughts on what it takes to make a relationship work are heartfelt, based on years of experience, and offer great tips for young couples.
“It’s a Magical Place”
New Year’s Resolutions from our Jewish Home Residents
Goodbye, 2017. Hello, 2018. It’s time to make your New Year’s resolutions. Here are Jewish Home residents sharing their resolutions. All very worthwhile, and we wholeheartedly support them!
Happy Chanukah from the Jewish Home!
Happy Hanukkah…Hanukau…er…Chanukah from the Los Angeles Jewish Home!
A Tribute to Leonard Cohen
On Monday, December 12th, Eisenberg Village seniors, staff, volunteers, and visitors gathered for a touching tribute concert honoring the beloved singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.
Honoring Our Centenarians: A Celebration for the Ages
Recognizing the Los Angeles Jewish Home’s seniors who are turning 100 years of age or more this year.
World’s Largest Mother’s Day Celebration 2015
On Sunday, May 10th, 2015, the community gathered at the Los Angeles Jewish Home’s Eisenberg Village campus for a heartwarming celebration of the women we hold dear.
Dating Advice From Bubbe and Zayde
For you, a little mazel: In honor of Sweetheart’s Day (February 14), we have some dating advice to those seeking love at any age from experts who have seen it all before. Sympathetic and wise; practical and nurturing; funny and sweet — seniors at the Los Angeles Jewish Home make the perfect matchmakers. They know from experience what it takes to light a spark and turn it into a flame.
Walk of Ages XV for the Los Angeles Jewish Home
The annual Walk of Ages is a family oriented event that raises much needed funds for the Jewish Home. Walkers and runners of all ages collect donations from sponsors for this fun event.
YIDDISH Part Two
The iconic saga continues—our residents present to you "YIDDISH—Part Two!" To bring the festive cheer of the holiday season, we aired back in 2014, as our residents share their thoughts on the meaning of their favorite Yiddish words. Enjoy!
YIDDISH Part One
Yiddish. It’s a culturally rich language—one that is shared by many residents here at the Los Angeles Jewish Home. As this year’s High Holidays conclude, and we head into the season of giving thanks and Chanukah, we wanted to once again share a series of heartwarming and hilarious videos that originally aired back in 2014, as our residents share their thoughts on the meaning of their favorite Yiddish words. We will be sharing one of these each edition over the next month. Enjoy!
Los Angeles Jewish Home Sweethearts 2014
A delightful new video from the Los Angeles Jewish Home is a reminder that love and romance are ageless.
Matzo Ball Soup Tasting at the Jewish Home
Matzah ball soup. It’s nutritious, it’s delicious, and there are about as many opinions on how to make them as there are people here at the Jewish Home! This Passover, we made a special video about our thoughts on matzah ball soup. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it!
Fountainview Eisenberg Village Celebrates 13 Years
Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center Photo Tour
Get a full tour of the Los Angeles Jewish Health Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center by calling 855.227.3745
Goldenberg•Ziman Special Care Center Photo Tour
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Holocaust Survivor Stories
Easy Hanukahh Songs
The best way to show Hanukkah happiness is to sing! Rabbi Bender and family lead us in "Oh Chanukah", "Dreidel and "Maoz Tzur".
How to Make Latkes
Latkes are easier to make than you might think. Let Rabbi Bender and her family guide you through how to make Latkes, as well as share information about the Hanukkah treat.
The Great Latke Debate: Sour Cream or Applesauce?
Rabbi Karen Bender and family go through the annual Hanukkah debate: are latkes better with sour cream or applesauce?
Hannukah Decoration and Outfit Ideas
Need to bring out a bit of the #Hanukkah spirit? Rabbi Bender has plenty of good decor and outfit suggestions to bring the light of the season to anyone who sees them.
How to make Sufganiyot (Israeli donuts)
What Hanukkah would be complete without Sufganiyot aka Israeli donuts? Rabbi Bender, with an assist from her daughter Shoshie, has the perfect easy recipe for you to make with your loved ones.
How to Play Dreidel
A little #Dreidel 101 for your Chanukah fun! Whether learning for the first time or for a gentle reminder, let Rabbi Bender and her family teach you the most famous #Hanukkah game of them all. Great for seniors!
Picking a Menorah for Your Family or Senior Relatives
Chanukah is here! As you get those Menorahs out, let Rabbi Bender help you pick the right one for yourself or your older relatives.
Brandman Centers for Senior Care Tour
Get a full tour of the Los Angeles Jewish Health Brandman Centers for Senior Care by calling 855.227.3745
Grancell Village Virtual Tour
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Eisenberg Village Virtual Tour
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Our Family Videos
Love Conquers All: Jewish Home Couples Share Their Stories for Love and Friendship Day
We asked a variety of happy couples who live at the Jewish Home to share their insights into what makes a relationship succeed.
From our Home to Yours: A Community of Care
State-of–the-art service. State-of-the-heart care. Welcome to our community of care.
The Inspiration of Poetry at the Jewish Home
Jewish Home residents talk about their interactions with poetry—how it inspires them and sparks their creativity—and read original works.
Los Angeles Jewish Health Residents March to Keep Families Together
Over 30 residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home made signs, wore badges, and marched around the Eisenberg Village Campus for awareness for immigrant families being separated.. Skilled nursing residents joined them by waving flags and singing "God Bless America" along their marching route.
Anita Rosenthal - Do You Believe in Miracles?
Resident Anita Rosenthal talks about how she and her husband Jack found care, comfort, and compassion at the Jewish Home…at just the right time.