From physicians to nurses to physical therapists to conducting groundbreaking and life altering research to assisting people in need in impoverished nations to raising funds for medical supplies and care, Jews are involved and making contributions each and every day to improve the quality of life for all people.
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, for example, goes to remote places such as the FSU to care for the sick and elderly, and they always manage to get to disaster areas fast, along with Israeli organizations such as Magan David Adom.
Jewish doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, dentists, optometrists and health care administrators devote their days to enhancing the health of Tidewater residents. And many of these same people think nothing of travelling to Cuba or the Sudan to volunteer their time and provide their expertise.
In Tidewater, Jewish Family Service and Beth Sholom Village deliver quality services to Jewish, as well as non-Jewish patients . . . helping people recover from surgery and learn to cope with illnesses and new ways of life. And soon, the Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater, a joint venture of these two agencies, will begin assisting patients at the end of their lives.
This special section highlights various activities taking place locally in the Jewish medical community, some of the research being conducted in Israel that ultimately affects the world, and three area physicians who tell compelling stories. And, that’s not all. But to learn what else is included, please, read on!