Meet the Jewish Home Leaders
Meet Board of Directors Chair, Jeffrey Glassman
Jeffrey Glassman joined Covington in 2007 as the firm's Chief Executive Officer. He practiced law for over 30 years, specializing in estate planning, probate and trust administration, and was a principal at the law firm of Riordan & McKenzie for 18 years. Prior to joining Covington, Jeffrey was a managing director of Bingham Legg Advisors LLC and Vice President at Bel Air Investment Advisors.
Jeffrey graduated from UCLA with a BA in Political Science and received his JD, magna cum laude, from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles.
In addition to serving as the 2013-14 chairman of the board for the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Jeffrey is actively involved in the following philanthropic and community organizations:
- Former Chairman, American Jewish University
- Board of Directors, The Wallis Foundation
- Board of Directors, The Los Angeles Police Foundation
- Board of Directors, Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission
- Board of Directors, Art Center College of Design
- Board of Directors, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES)
- Regent Emeritus, Loyola Marymount University
- Member (formerly co-chair), the Advisory Board of the UCLA School of Public Affairs
Meet CEO-President, Molly Forrest
Leading the nationally-acclaimed Los Angeles Jewish Home through the most ambitious expansion in its history is Molly Forrest, who has served as the Home's chief executive officer and president for the past 12 years.
Combining a potent blend of vision and pragmatism, energy and determination, Molly is working to ensure that the Home confronts the aging of our society and helps change the face of senior living in America. A veteran of senior housing and healthcare issues, she is well prepared for the Home to take a leadership role.
In the late 1970s Molly served in a governmental position in Oregon working to develop HUD and FHA financing for senior/handicapped subsidized housing. While in Oregon, she was also a nutrition supervisor for one of the state's largest programs providing home meals for seniors.
Upon joining the Jewish Home in 1996, Molly began instilling the philosophy that "getting old should be an opportunity for personal growth, personal connections, and family."
Under her leadership, the Jewish Home has seen remarkable growth and revitalization. It has expanded independent-living Neighborhood Home accommodations from 17 residents to 50.
Most recently, ground was broken on Fountainview at Eisenberg Village, the first new urban Continuing Care Community Retirement facility to be developed in California in over a decade and the fastest-selling CCRC in the history of the state.
Forrest also oversaw development and completion of the Home's award-winning 96-bed Goldenberg•Ziman Special Care Center, and the 239-bed Joyce Eisenberg-Keefer Medical Center, with an additional 10 beds in the Lisa and Ernest Auerbach Behavioral Health Center.
A graduate of Oregon State University, Molly is active in a variety of community organizations including the Association of Jewish Aging Services, the California State University Northridge (CSUN) Professional Health Care Administration Committee, the CSUN Alzheimer's Association Center Advisory Committee, the Geriatric Education and Research Organization, the Council of Agency and Federation Executives, and Tel-Aviv/LA Partnership Task Force.
She is a recipient of the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California Allan J. Kassin Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal Health Care Leadership Award, and the Jewish Free Loan Association Ben & Anne Werber Communal Service Award. She is a frequent guest speaker regarding geriatric issues for various leading healthcare, eldercare and nonprofit organizations.
"The fate of senior care tomorrow for much of the population is something we believe needs to be addressed today," Molly says. "As a result, we should provide the best — and that's what we try to accomplish every day at the Jewish Home."