Andrew Berman New Board Chair of Los Angeles Jewish Home
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.
A native Angeleno, Berman has a long history of philanthropic involvement in his local community. His work with the Jewish Home has particular resonance. "I believe it's an obligation to give back, and I've always had an affinity for seniors," Berman says. "I'm thrilled and honored to have this role."
Jewish Home CEO-President Molly Forrest points to Berman's record of success in business and his longstanding commitment to strengthening nonprofits as key assets to the Home's growth and development. "Andrew is a distinguished leader with a proven ability to get results," she says. "We are delighted he will be applying his knowledge and expertise on behalf of the thousands of seniors we serve."
Berman's focus at the Jewish Home is expanding programs and services to cover Los Angeles' growing senior population. This includes spreading the positive message about the Home to donors and other supporters throughout Southern California. "This is such an impressive and amazing organization, and so many people aren't fully aware of all the services and lines of care that we offer," 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 loyalty and dedication of the people who work here – many of them have been with the Home for 20 or 30 years. They are truly invested in what they do, and it shows."
Berman plans to leverage that investment, building on the Jewish Home's distinguished brand and legacy of impact. "The Jewish Home makes a significant difference and impact in seniors' lives every day," he says. "How many other organizations can say that?"
"The Jewish Home is fortunate to have extremely capable men and women serving on our board," says David Swartz, the Board of Director's outgoing chair. "Andrew Berman is a stellar example: His knowledge, dedication, and experience will undoubtedly take the Home to a new level of excellence."
In addition to his work with the Jewish Home, Berman 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), and Stephen Wise Temple (Board of Directors), and Connecting to Cure (Board member.)
Berman grew up in Beverly Hills but has spent the past three decades living in the San Fernando Valley. He and his wife, Marci, have two adult daughters. He graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in radio, television, and film.