Donning hardhats and wielding shovels for a ceremonial groundbreaking before the real work begins are (L-R) Berman Commons project team Joe Rubin, Bob London and David Weiss; Dunwoody Mayor Pro Tem Denis Shortal; MJCCA President Steven Cadranel; State Senator Fran Millar; WBJH Past President Steve Berman; WBJH President Jerry Weiner; City Councilman Terry Nall; Capital Campaign Chair Fred Halperin and WBJH President-Elect Steve Merlin

Donning hardhats and wielding shovels for a ceremonial groundbreaking before the real work begins are (L-R) Berman Commons project team Joe Rubin, Bob London and David Weiss; Dunwoody Mayor Pro Tem Denis Shortal; MJCCA President Steven Cadranel; State Senator Fran Millar; WBJH Past President Steve Berman; WBJH President Jerry Weiner; City Councilman Terry Nall; Capital Campaign Chair Fred Halperin and WBJH President-Elect Steve Merlin

SPECIAL FOR THE AJT //

The sun was shining the Sunday after Yom Kippur as shovels hit the ground during the official groundbreaking ceremony for Berman Commons, a Jewish Home Life Community that will be located next to the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta.

The assisted living and memory care community is set to open in December 2014. Until then, the community’s official information center will be located inside the MJCCA.

Berman Commons will feature kosher meals, personalized care and concierge-style service; a packed calendar of social activities, holiday celebrations and intergenerational programs; automatic membership in the MJCCA; and the peace of mind that comes with a rich tradition of dignity and exceptional care that has always been associated with The William Breman Jewish Home

The Information Center, located inside the MJCCA main building, will be open Monday through Friday and staffed by Berman Commons Executive Director, Jenice Holtz Cunningham.

Cunningham, a native Atlantan, was previously the director of another kosher assisted living community. Families can learn more about the services and amenities that will be available at Berman Commons, including information on the Priority Resident Program, sample furniture and textiles, and actual models of floor plans that were created to scale by WBJH Board Member Arlene Taylor.

Additional info

Visit www.wbjh.org/bermancommons or call (678) 812-4026.