History – Celebrating 70 Years in 2020
The Reutlinger Community was founded 70 years ago in 1950 as the Home for Jewish Parents, in Oakland, CA. Fifty years later, the demand for expanded services in the East Bay resulted in one of the largest and most successful capital campaigns in the history of the region’s Jewish community. With large donations from the Koret Foundation, the Jeanette and Harry Weinberg Foundation, Mr. Jacques Reutlinger and many others, the Home for Jewish Parents moved its campus to Danville and in 1999 became, under a dba, The Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living and in 2015 became The Reutlinger Community.
From 2011 to 2016, The Reutlinger Community again began undergoing a total transformation and renovation thanks to the generosity of the Schiff and Polse families. A multi-million dollar project, known as Renew Reutlinger, was started to create a living space for residents that met 21st century expectations of design, form and function.
The Renew Reutlinger initiative has placed the community into a new era of care, comfort and connection for its residents and families offering extensive hospitality and health care services.
The completion was celebrated on September 18, 2016 when the community officially re-opened its doors to the future of senior living.
Open Arms and Hearts
The Reutlinger Community is welcoming to all. We welcome all residents with open arms and hearts – without discrimination as to race, age, religion, sex, national origin, socioeconomic status or disability. We welcome all LGBTQ seniors.
We are also part of the Keshet network, an organization that works for the full equality of LGBTQ Jews and families in Jewish life. Keshet envisions a world in which all LGBTQ Jews can live with full equality, justice and dignity. We partnered with Keshet because we believe it strengthens Jewish communities by equipping Jewish organizations, like ours, with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, and create spaces in which all LGBTQ Jewish residents feel seen and valued.