Beth Sholom Village installs new officers; is two-thirds of the way toward Honor Campaign goal

July 14, 2017

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Stuart Nachman is well known around Hampton Roads as an accomplished attorney, but in the Jewish community, he is also highly regarded for his long time association with Beth Sholom Village.

Now, Nachman is president of the Village, which includes the Berger- Goldrich Nursing Home and Terrace Assisted Living Facility. He was installed in June along with Matthew Weinstein, Lawrence Siegel and Bill Halprin as vice presidents, Jay Koosman as secretary, and Neil Friedman, as treasurer. New board members are Alex Pomerantz, Bob Lansing, David Maizel and Amy Gladstein.

Nachman, who succeeds Neil Stern as president of the Village, graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in economics, and from law school at UVa. He becomes the Village’s next leader during the Kahbaid or Honor Campaign.

The $3-million being raised, which includes $200,000 from United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, will finance the refurbishment of all 100 resident rooms, including installing individual showers in each bathroom, adding modular equipment for theatre, films, and other presentations to the Pincus Paul Social Hall, renovating all nine corridors and the Home dining room and creating stateof- the-art rehab therapy gyms so patients can resume independent lives faster.

“I’m pleased to report that we have raised over $2-million so far from 87 donors who have pledged at least $1,000 to the campaign,” says Steve Suskin, director of Philanthropy. “That’s critical because a minimum $1,000 gift earns a listing in the Village’s Mezuzah Project.”

Village CEO David Abraham noted in his remarks that long-term care is a challenging industry, and that Beth Sholom Village is working hard to reduce hospital readmissions after rehab. “Our results are great with a readmission rate of 10.3%,” says Abraham. “This places us close to the top percentile ranking, but we must continue to strive for further excellence.”

- Joel Rubin

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