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JGS dedicates Hy and Roz Gloth Auditorium

Roz Gloth, second from right, surrounded by her children, left to right, David Gloth, Elaine Merker and Joanne Rome, stands before the major donor wall at Jewish Geriatric Services, honoring the gift of The Hy Gloth Charitable Fund and dedicating the Hy and Roz Gloth Auditorium at the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home.

LONGMEADOW – In recognition of a special gift to JGS from the Hy Gloth Charitable Fund, by longtime Longmeadow residents, Hy (of blessed memory) and Roz Gloth, JGS dedicated the auditorium at the Julian J. Leavitt Family Jewish Nursing Home the Hy and Roz Gloth Auditorium. More than 60 family members and friends of Roz Gloth attended, along with members of the JGS staff and board of directors.
“My mother and father’s efforts were always wrapped in love. At the center of their ideals is love of family, friends and community. My parents always cared for those in need. Of course, that is why this dedication is so fitting,” said David Gloth at the dedication. “This auditorium is a place of family and community, and the community doing good deeds, whether through the residents here with their activities, by JGS or other community organizations. The strength and moral value of a society is best judged by how it treats the elderly and those who are ill or weak. In this place we can be proud of the Jewish community and particularly JGS.”
Hy Gloth, a Springfield native, was the son of Rose and Max Gloth. Hy attended local schools, graduating from Commerce High School and attending Northeastern University. He founded Hy Gloth and Co. where he made a career as an auctioneer.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors I want to thank the family of Hy and Roz Gloth for their generous support,” said Martin Baicker, JGS president and CEO. “Thank you for partnering with us to ensure that JGS has the resources to offer the highest quality of health care and residential services to our seniors. Your gift will be instrumental in assisting JGS as we make plans for our next century of service to our elders.”

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