Maimonides Society hosts award-winning journalist

by | Jan 24, 2014 | What’s Happening

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7 pm

Uriel Heilman, an award-winning journalist and managing editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, will speak at a United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s Maimonides Society event.

The Maimonides Society is comprised of Jewish healthcare professionals dedicated to educational, social, and philanthropic activities that focus on the betterment of Jews in need locally in Tidewater, in Israel and around the world.

Heilman’s talk, “Small State, Big Medicine: Secrets of the Israeli Healthcare Innovation,” will discuss the secret ingredients driving Israeli health care innovation and if Israel can develop a long-term edge.

Heilman coordinates worldwide news agencies and U.S. coverage for JTA. He served as bureau chief for the Jerusalem Post, where he was awarded the 2006 Boris Smolar Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for a series of stories about Ethiopian aliyah.

The event for Tidewater’s healthcare community takes place at the Sandler Family Campus. Contact Risa Levitt for additional detail or to RSVP: or 757-965-6124.