Kahvaid et Avicha v’et Emecha.
Honor they father and thy mother. No six words are more ingrained in the minds of people of faith than these.
From the time we know our parents to the day they leave this earth, we are encouraged in our universal Ten Commandments to respect them and when they are older, to care for them.
It is why the Jewish community in Hampton Roads took a giant leap in the late 1970’s and created Beth Sholom Home in Virginia Beach, enabling sons and daughters to give their moms and dads a convenient, high quality and kosher facility in which to live out their days.
Enhancements and expansions have created a campus, Beth Sholom Village, offering our community assisted living, memory impaired and rehabilitation services. But the skilled care facility, today called The Berger-Goldrich Home, remains the heart of the mission.
Now it is time to modernize and in doing so, we will Honor those who came before us and those in the future who will likewise need what the Home was always best able to deliver, the humane and compassionate services families want.
The Honor Campaign seeks to raise $3-million to:
- Refurbish all 100 resident rooms and bathrooms, including adding individual showers in each, and install a second patio in the Sholom Unit
- Remodel all nine corridors, the dining room and administrative officers
- Upgrade inside lighting and outside landscaping, the reception area and our rehab therapy gyms so patients can resume independent lives faster
In sum, we will make the best even better because that has always been our calling, to provide the next generation of care for our seniors.
Our parents may still be with us or long gone, but we always want to make them proud. That is why we support vital institutions like The Berger-Goldrich Home, although in this case, we know full well we may need it ourselves someday.
Consider the many naming opportunities available, but most importantly remember why we give. Kahvaid.