LONGMEADOW – Martha Finkel Ceppetelli, chairman of the JGS Board of Directors, recently announced that JGS has been the recipient of a major gift from The Hy Gloth Charitable Fund. In recognition of this major gift, JGS will be dedicating The Hy and Roz Gloth Auditorium at the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home, as well as dedicating a plaque reserved for major gifts. A dedication ceremony and luncheon is scheduled for later this year.
Springfield native Hy Gloth was the founder of Hy Gloth and Co., where he made a career as an auctioneer. He was a passionate supporter of the Springfield Jewish community. He had a special, lifelong connection to JGS – his mother Rose was a resident there and he visited her daily. Roz volunteered at JGS for many years in the café at the Jewish Nursing Home, serving meals to residents and their families during her free time. She is still an active member of the Jewish community and still finds time to visit with residents at JGS.
The new Hy and Roz Gloth Auditorium will continue to serve JGS as the central gathering place for our residents and the Jewish community, a place to enjoy concerts, presentations, activities and a vast array of special community events.
“This gift leaves a wonderful lasting legacy of caring and will help ensure that JGS enters our second century of service with the resources to ensure our continued commitment to excellence and our ability to evolve to meet the needs of our community’s elders,” commented Susan Kimball Halpern, director of Annual Giving and Special Events.