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Meet Lorain and Bud Rothstein

Meet Lorain and Bud Rothstein
"We've been very fortunate so we try to share, to help someone else be healthy."
– Dr. Irving "Bud" Rothstein

"If you have teeth," say Irving ("Bud") and Lorain Rothstein, "you can smile." It's their lifetime devotion to that philosophy that has made an indelible impact on the lives of countless neighbors.

A dentist for more than sixty-five years, Bud has carried on a family tradition of caring for his community. His father, Robert Rothstein, established the dental clinic in the original Hebrew Home on Spring Road and for forty years, he, his father and brother Ralph Rothstein donated their time and expertise to provide dental services for residents of the Home.

The Rothstein Family (Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Rothstein and updated in later years by Bud and Lorain, Bud's sister and brother-in-law Dr. and Mrs. Irvin Feldman and sister-in-law and brother, Bette and Ralph Rothstein) strongly supported the Diener-Friedlander Dental Clinic in the Wasserman Residence since its inception in 1969.

In addition to providing dental care to Hebrew Home residents for many years, Bud volunteered each week at the Wellness Center of the Lutheran Church in Washington, DC, providing dental services and care for homeless women. Lorain volunteered her time to visit residents and offer clerical support to various departments within the Home.

A decorated World War II veteran, former president of the DC Dental Society and winner of the Humanitarian Award from the DC Dental Society, Bud says that the devotion that he and Lorain both feel toward Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) and the Home in particular is part of a holistic approach to caring for others, both here and around the world. "Our parents moved us to contribute and participate if we could," he said, "We've been very fortunate so we try to share, to help someone else be healthy," Lorain agreed, saying, "The Hebrew Home is an important part of our community - where else would people [who need its services] go?" In addition to their volunteer service over the years, the Rothsteins are members of the Builders of the Future Society. They have remembered CESLC with a trust in their wills, demonstrating their long-term commitment to assisting those in our care.

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