The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

Bradenton Volunteer Follows in His Mother’s Footsteps

David Jacobson comes by it honestly – volunteering, that is. And nothing proves that point more effectively than the fact that in May of 2014, David’s 84 year old mother, Beatrice Jacobson was featured on NY1 Television as New York’s Staten Island Volunteer of the week.

That’s right. Mom Beatrice has served for nearly 15 years as volunteer at Richmond University Medical Center on Staten Island and in addition to her television award she will receive the hospital’s prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award in March.

“Bea” as she is known to her colleagues, has lived for more than half a century on Staten Island, where he son David was born and spent his growing up years. And it was Bea’s remarkable sense of service that she passed on to her son.

Thanks to Beatrice Jacobson’s example, son David has served Bradenton’s Congregation Ner Tamid as Trustee on the Board of Directors and subsequently became a Vice President, a position he has held for over ten years. In addition, David’s background in accounting has led him to manage the congregation’s finances. David and his wife Stacey and daughter Jacklyn are founding members of Congregation Ner Tamid.