Delivering More Care to More Seniors over More Years

Our History

Much has changed since Beth Sholom Village opened its doors in 1980, but the tradition of caring has not. The name of the organization changed from Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia, the addition of an assisted living community in 2004, and the expansion of services to include a rehabilitation wing, hospice services and more. The quest for creative ways to meet seniors’ needs has never wavered, and through every turning point in Beth Sholom Village’s history, the mission has been simple. We have always endeavored to provide the highest quality healthcare services to all seniors in need in Hampton Roads.

The first campaign for support for Beth Sholom Home’s construction back in the late 1970s was led by the very first President of the Board, Morton Goldmeier, of blessed memory. Stories have been told of Morty going door to door raising funds for Beth Sholom, in order to bring a home for Jewish elders to Tidewater, then a branch of the Richmond based Beth Sholom facility. The first members of the Board of Directors were bold; they set big goals for our community and exceeded them together.

 The history of Beth Sholom in Hampton Roads is deep and true; on September 1, 1980, Mrs. Bessie Hurst of Portsmouth became the first resident to move into the Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia. In 1998 the Board of Directors determined that a streamlined form of governance would be best to respond to the dramatic changes taking place in the healthcare industry, and separated from the Richmond organization. 

The Terrace at Beth Sholom Village

 The needs of those that Beth Sholom Village has served over the years are shifting, and in response, and to continue to honor our mission, we are changing as well. In response to national trends that challenge the viability of stand-alone skilled care nursing facilities, Beth Sholom Village sold its skilled nursing facility as well as its assisted living center in the College Park neighborhood in Virginia Beach to Green Tree Healthcare Management, LLC of Jackson, New Jersey, effective July 1, 2023.

In 2023, responding to shifts in senior healthcare trends nationwide that challenge the viability of stand-alone care communities, Beth Sholom Village sold its skilled care and assisted living facilities in Virginia Beach to Green Tree Healthcare Management, while remaining committed to its mission of providing quality care for the elderly.

Beth Sholom Village continues to operate as a non-profit organization, and will continue to be a strong presence within the Tidewater Jewish community and the senior healthcare community

Contact Us

  • (757) 961-9027
  • P.O. Box 62245, Virginia Beach, VA 23466