Our family has a history of service, participation, and leadership in both the Jewish and secular communities of the greater Tidewater area for many generations.
My great, great grandfather, Aaron Goldsmith was Ohef Sholom’s first president. My other great, great grandfather, J.W. Spagat, was Beth El’s third president. Others who have served Ohef Sholom as president are great grandfather Lewis Nusbaum, my father Bertram, Spagat Nusbaum, Sr., myself, and our son Charles S. Nusbaum. The family traditions of caring, of philanthropy, of commitment, and of citizenship are now being carried into a seventh generation. T
he use of our legacy has to be taught to each succeeding generation. One must give his or her all to enhance the spirit of belonging, leading and giving back to our community. The more effort we put into these endeavors the larger reward we will receive.
Our Philanthropic Fund gives us personal satisfaction and allows us the means to perpetuate our traditions.