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Arthur Goldberg gives JCHE residents the gift of music

Posted: April 4, 2013

Arthur Goldberg is an art and music aficionado – and a very generous person. A long time donor to JCHE, Arthur recently shared his love of music with residents at JCHE. 

Arthur offered 20 tickets at a nominal fee to JCHE residents for a Sunday afternoon performance at Symphony Hall, complete with van transportation.  Residents from Coleman House and the Brighton campus enthusiastically signed on, attended the concert and have been raving about the afternoon ever since!

Emiliya Iorish, who lives at Genesis House, was enchanted by the concert and so appreciative of this generous opportunity. As the volunteer coordinator of cultural programming at the Brighton campus, she has long nurtured a passion for classical music. This lifelong Mahler fan found the afternoon especially delightful because it was her first time hearing his powerful Second Symphony.

Coleman House resident Elizabeth Adler described the day as “magnificent.” Her father had introduced her to music when she was only five. Today, at 91, she depends on weekend radio broadcast and CDs from the Newton Library to keep music in her life. It has been many years since she last entered Symphony Hall and she savored every detail of the afternoon – the talent of the young musicians from the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the joy of being in the majestic concert hall, and the chance to “talk about music with Mr. Goldberg.” Although Elizabeth hadn’t been feeling well prior to attending the event, she describes the excursion to Symphony Hall as “definitely one of my good days!”


For other donor opportunities, please contact Sarah Ovadia, JCHE’s Director of Gifts, at 617-912-8486 or



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