A longstanding culture of caring

With honor, respect and excellence

Beth Sholom (“House of Peace”) opened in 1945 in the Fan District of Richmond as the first Jewish home for seniors in Virginia. Guided by faith-based values such as kindness, respect and patience, our facility was soon associated with compassionate nursing care. In the late ‘50s, Beth Sholom moved to a larger campus in the West End and has continued to evolve and expand ever since. Today we serve seniors with different faiths and diverse backgrounds, but we all share the same values that inspired us from the start.


Beth Sholom in 1946

Beth Sholom Home opens in the Fan District. First Jewish home for the aged in Virginia.


Beth Sholom in 1955

With a long waiting list and the results of a study demonstrating an increas­ing need, Beth Sholom purchased land in neigh­boring Henrico County near West End.


Beth Sholom in 1979

Beth Sholom purchased 16 acres in Henrico County’s far West End and built Beth Sholom Woods for independent senior adults.


Beth Sholom in 1989

Beth Sholom Home, now called The Healthcare Center, provides skilled and long-term care for 101 residents.


Exterior view of the Gardens building at dusk

New assisting living center with Memory Care opens. Provides 60 seniors the opportunity to live life with dignity and security.


Exterior view of the Parkside building at dusk

Parkside Assisted Living. This latest addition has 73 studio rooms, including Memory Care.


Rendering of the exterior of the healthcare center

The start of a $6.5 million renovation.


Montage of interior room images of the 2022 Gardens renovation.

Completed a $1.3 million renovation of the Gardens Assisted Living.


An adult cupping their hands with a child's hand cupped on top holding a red heart with the Kirva Hospice logo on it.

Redefine Beth Sholom with focus on charitable foundation and hospice care.