It is not immediately evident when walking into the Auburn Drive lobby, but all around the Berger-Goldrich Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center at Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach, a major renovation of patient rooms, corridors, and other spaces is underway.
Financial gifts have come from the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and the Beth Sholom Endowment Fund, as well as from dozens of companies, families, and individuals— in both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities—who appreciate what the campus, which also features assisted living, hospice, home health, and rehabilitation, has done for seniors over the past 40 years, and to prepare it for the next 40.
To thank them and Legacy Society donors, the Village hosted a reception for more than 100 people on June 27.
In addition to plenty to eat and drink, the evening included an uplifting message from Daniel Cohen, senior rabbi of Congregation Agudath Sholom in Stamford, Conn. The author of What Will They Say About You After You’re Gone? Cohen says that living life in the moment and focusing on the “days” left, which can be controlled, and not the “years,” which cannot be controlled, is one secret.
Want to be part of the Kahbaid or Honor Campaign, chaired by Stewart Kahn and Larry Siegel, and pay tribute, as in the Torah, to the commandment to Honor Your Father and Mother? Contact David Abraham, Beth Sholom Village CEO, at 420-2512 or email@example.com. Valuable naming opportunities are still available.
– Joel Rubin