Beth Sholom Senior Living hosted our 2021 Annual Meeting on Sunday, Oct. 24. This was the second annual meeting held virtually.
The theme this year, “Looking Toward A Better Tomorrow”. Janet Gale, Chairperson opened the meeting with a warm welcome to all and introduction to Rabbi Randi Nagel, who blessed us with the opening prayer, followed by Hatikvah and the National Anthem sung by Jody Smith.
After a delightful musical presentation, Rabbi Randi conducted the installation ceremony for our new Board member Dr. Julia Siegel Breton.
Dr. Breton practices Geriatric Services and Family Medicine with VCU Health. She is no stranger to Beth Sholom. Julia began volunteering here in her early teens. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Julia Siegel Breton as member of our Board.
We are unfortunately saying goodbye to some very dear legendary members of the Beth Sholom Board. Elise Scherr and Beth Stein will be leaving the Board of Directors after decades of valuable service.
Memories of Elise’s service were shared by a familiar face from Beth Sholom’s past, former board member, Mark Resnick. Mark honored Elise Scherr with a colorful, warm goodbye. Noting Elise’s over 30 years of volunteering and service on the Beth Sholom Board, including many years on the Board of the Woods Independent Apartments and on the Marketing & Fundraising committee.
In addition, she served as Secretary of the Board Executive Committee and also on the Board of Generations Home Health, formerly owned by Beth Sholom.
Who better than Dan Siegel to honor Beth Stein with warm farewell wishes and highlight Beth’s years of commitment to Beth Sholom. Beth has served on the Board for over 20 years, 4 of those as president—to date our longest serving Chair!
In addition, she Chaired the Board Marketing committee, with a long track record of successful fundraising events, from conception to final execution, with careful detail and creativity. Beth was instrumental in the planning of Parkside and the Healthcare Center renovation and was also the President of Board of Generations Home Health.
There are so many contributions Elise and Beth a have made to Beth Sholom, it would be impossible to list them all! Throughout their many years of service they shared a common theme of commitment and caring for our residents and staff. Elise Scherr and Beth Stein, THANK YOU for all you have done for Beth Sholom to help us continue our mission. You will be missed!
CEO Morris “Mo” Funk, delivered a uplifting closing speech with a message pointing to this year’s theme, “Looking Toward A Better Tomorrow.” He spoke passionately about the past year of adapting and pushing through many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we are moving forward with a purpose, hope and gratitude!
Mo announced the 2021 Employee Special Recognition Awards (see recipients in a separate article) and extended his utmost appreciation to the Beth Sholom team, the Board of Directors, residents and families and the entire community for their hard work and endless support!
Beth Sholom Senior Living is supported, in part, by a generous annual contribution and programming and COVID grants from the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond.