The Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living began over fifty years ago as the Home for Jewish Parents in Oakland, Ca. The need to expand our services in the East Bay resulted in one of the largest and most successful capital campaigns in the history of our Jewish community.With the large donations from the Koret Foundation, the Jeanette and Harry Weinberg Foundation, Mr. Jacques Reutlinger, and so many others, we secured the property and began to build a premier care facility.
In 1999, our 110,000 square foot multi-level care facility was opened in Danville, CA and renamed. We are home to 180 residents living in the Sukkat Shalom Skilled Nursing unit, the Assisted Living apartments, our Tikvah Enhanced Care Center or our Traditions Memory Care Center.
Meet our new CEO, Jay Zimmer
Jay Zimmer has over 20 years of senior management experience across the full spectrum of healthcare – university medical schools, community hospitals, large multi-specialty physician practices, long-term post acute care and healthcare consulting.
He has held senior level positions in healthcare strategic planning, hospital administration, healthcare mergers and acquisitions, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) administration, healthcare facility construction, renovation and rehabilitation. He has been directly involved in more than $750 million dollars of hospital, ambulatory, long-term care and CCRC design, construction and renovation projects.
Jay served for many years on the Board and Executive Committee of The Jewish Federation of Atlantic and Cape May Counties and The Seashore Gardens/Hebrew Old Age Home, where he also served as President of the Seashore Gardens Foundation. During his time with Seashore Gardens, a brand new community was developed, replacing the former skilled nursing home with a state of the art skilled unit, assisted living, memory care and market-based congregate housing for the elderly.
Jay holds two Masters Degrees – one in Psychology (MA) from the New School for Social Research, and one in Business Administration (MBA) from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York.
Jay is married to Rochelle Blank, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor originally from Belgium, and has three grown children and four grand-children.