The Reflector Volume 66 / Issue 7 July 2018

AGENCIES in this issue TIKKUN OLAM page 4 FEDERATION Jewish Community Federation OF RICHMOND R eflector the Volume 66 | Issue 7 Tammuz/Av 5778 | July 2018 CHESED AWARD GALA page 12 COMMUNITY FEDERATION 2 AGENCIES 6 FOUNDATION 14 SYNAGOGUES 16 HADASSAH 19 COMMUNITY 20 TABLE of contents JCFR GRAND EVENT - OCTOBER 4 BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL page 23 Morris Funk joins BSLCC as CEO B eth Sholom Lifecare Commu- nity is proud to announce and welcome Morris “Mo” S. Funk as its new president and CEO. Funk comes to Beth Sholom with over 20 years of experience in the senior living and health care in- dustry. Most recently, Funk was the President and owner of Senior Liv- ing Innovations Group, a strategic consulting firm specializing in se- nior living. Prior to Senior Innova- tions Group, he served as the CEO of Lions Gate, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Voor- hees, N.J. During his tenure, he managed staff, operations, health- care marketing, asset management and expansion projects. At Beth Sholom his role is to manage and direct housing, health care, staff, organizational objec- tives, sales, and set governing poli- cies for the entire operation. Funk also works with the Board of Di- rectors to further and promote Beth Sholom’s mission to serve the Jewish senior housing and health care community. His impressive background in health care also includes positions as a senior vice president, consul- tant, regional vice president and community administrator. Funk is a seasoned senior health care pro- fessional, with a career that spans over two decades. “On behalf of the Board of Di- rectors of Beth Sholom Lifecare Community, we are pleased to have Mo Funk join as our new president and CEO. Mo’s diverse back- ground, perspective and vision, will lead us into the next phase of the senior living and healthcare indus- try,” said Beth Siegel-Stein, board Morris Funk Contributed Photo By Ryan Woloshin Regional Director Eastern Region, BBYO F rom June 4-11, four BBYO teens from Dr. Abraham Cohen BBG in Rich- mond – Eliana Nachman (sophomore), Corinne Brager (junior), Margaux Gaeser (junior) and Ariela Press (junior) – and I traveled to Ukraine to explore BBYO and the Jewish Community Federation of Rich- mond’s partnership with the community of Zaporozhye in Ukraine. Two years ago, Eastern Region BBYO was partnered with the community of Za- porozhye to become Eastern’s first global partnership. For the past two years Eastern has participated in a pen pal program with teens who participate in Active Jewish Teens (AJT) – BBYO’s sister movement in the For- mer Soviet Union. Zaporozhye is a community that is be- ing financially supported under a five-year program by the JCFR. In addition, commu- nity leaders have taken missions to our sister city. With this alignment between Eastern and the Richmond community, Eastern Re- gion was awarded one of JCFR’s IMPACT GRANTS. This grant supported bringing three teens from AJT and a staff member to Four BBYO teens experience Jewish life in Ukraine Richmond for two weeks in December 2017, and our return trip to Zaporozhye. On our June trip, we first started in Kiev, tour- ing the historic Maidan Square, a symbol of politi- cal activity in independent Ukraine, before heading to Babi Yar, the infamous site of the Nazi massacre of Kiev’s Jews in September 1941. The next day, the group toured the Hesed Center and the JCC Halom in Kiev. The Hesed Center, operated by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) provides essential services like health care, food and in home care to the elderly Jewish population in Kiev. Without these services, these Jews (many of them who are Holocaust survivors) would not survive. Next up was the JCC Halom, which means The four BBYO Richmond teens and Ryan Woloshin gather with members of the Active Jewish Teens during a Shabbat program in Zaporozhe. AJT is BBYO’s sister movement in the Former Soviet Union. BBYO Photo BBYO More on page 14 chairperson. Funk holds a B.S. in Health Services Administration from Florida International University in Miami. He recently relocated from Florida with his wife, Mindy. They are the parents of a son, Jonathan, who is an industrial operations en- gineer in Florida. The Beth Sholom Lifecare Community has been caring for Richmond seniors for over 70 years. BSLCC prides itself in pro- viding comprehensive, compas- sionate health care for individuals of all faiths and strives to accom- modate your personal and lifestyle needs as well. BSLCC is a campus environ- ment and home-like setting. Visit Beth Sholom at 1600 John Rolfe Parkway, Henrico County, or on- line at