Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Donates $15 Million To Los Angeles Jewish Home Keeping The Vision Campaign



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Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Donates $15 Million To Los Angeles Jewish Home

Keeping The Vision Campaign

RESEDA, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joyce

Eisenberg-Keefer, philanthropist and local businesswoman, has

increased her support of the Los Angeles Jewish Home by making a $15

million gift to the Home's Keeping the Vision campaign, it was

announced today by Jeffrey Glassman, board chair of the Jewish Home.

The $215 million campaign will create the Gonda Healthy Aging Westside

Campus in Playa Vista, CA, build and remodel existing facilities at

the Home's Grancell and Eisenberg Village Campuses, and develop the

new Hirsch Family Campus in Reseda. In addition, the funds will allow

the Home to expand its community-based programs including the Brandman

Centers for Senior Care, Skirball Hospice, Jewish Home Center for

Palliative Care, the Ida Kayne Transitional Care Unit, the Auerbach

Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, short-term rehabilitation and Jewish Home

Care Services.

This gift continues Mrs. Eisenberg-Keefer's tradition of support of

the Los Angeles Jewish Home. It includes the Home's Eisenberg Village

campus in Reseda, the Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center,

Neighborhood Homes on Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Lane at the Jewish Home

and the courtyard (gallery) and Sky Terrace at the Gonda Healthy Aging

Westside Campus in Playa Vista for which the current $15 million gift

is earmarked.

"Joyce's vision is matched only by her charitable giving for which we

will be forever grateful," Glassman said. "Her ongoing commitment has

been instrumental in helping the Home expand its programs, services

and locations."

A dedicated philanthropist, Ms. Eisenberg-Keefer supports a wide range

of institutions, many of which are engaged in promoting health and

fighting cancer. Her late husband, Ben E. Eisenberg, contracted

melanoma in the mid-1970s and for years Ms. Eisenberg-Keefer has been

committed to supporting institutions that combat the disease.

Some of the other organizations Ms. Eisenberg-Keefer supports include:

the Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Breast Center at St. John's Hospital in

Santa Monica, the Wellness Centers, The Weizmann Institute of Science

in Israel, the pediatric wing of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in

Jerusalem and its Comprehensive Chest Trauma Care Unit in the

Department of Emergency Medicine as well as the hospital's

Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit. She also is a major contributor to

Disney Concert Hall and the Israeli Philharmonic.

"Improving the quality of life for seniors is a cause that is dear to

my heart," Ms. Eisenberg-Keefer said. "It is gratifying to see the

positive impact the Jewish Home makes on the lives of seniors on a

daily basis."

Ms. Eisenberg-Keefer is president of Ben B. Eisenberg Properties, a

property management firm located in downtown Los Angeles. Among many

downtown properties, the firm owns the New Mart, perhaps the best

known fashion industry showroom in downtown Los Angeles.

Founded in 1912, the non-profit Los Angeles Jewish Home is among the

largest providers of senior healthcare services in Los Angeles. Each

year, more than 4,300 seniors benefit from the Home's community-based

and in-residence programs. Community-based programs include the

Brandman Centers for Senior Care (BCSC), a Program of All-inclusive

Care for the Elderly (PACE), Jewish Home Care Services, Skirball

Hospice, Jewish Home Center for Palliative Medicine, the Ida Kayne

Transitional Care Unit, the Auerbach Geriatric Psychiatry Unit and

community clinics. Two village campuses in Reseda serve seniors with

independent living accommodations, residential care, skilled nursing

care, short-term rehabilitative care, and Alzheimer's disease and

dementia care. The Home recently announced plans to build the Gonda

Healthy Aging Westside Campus in Playa Vista, CA. Further information

regarding the Jewish Home can be found online at www.jha.org or by

calling (818) 757-4407.

SOURCE Los Angeles Jewish Home

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/CONTACT: Bonnie Polishuk, Los Angeles Jewish Home, (818) 757-4407, Bonnie.Polishuk@jha.org

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