The Maimonides Society continues series of “Cocktails & Conversation” Disaster Relief Efforts: On the Ground in Haiti

by | Mar 21, 2014 | What’s Happening

Monday, March 31, 6 pm–reception; 6:30 pm–main presentation

Danny Pins of the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will speak on disaster relief efforts in Haiti at the March Maimonides Society “Cocktails & Conversation” event.

Pins is the chief financial officer for the Africa and Asia Region of the JDC. He was crucial in the orchestration of JDC’s disaster relief response to Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, which included shipping food, shelter, hygiene and medical supplies to the Philippines. Leading efforts to effect change in Israeli society and abroad, Pins and a small cadre of JDC staff worked alongside IDF representatives in the Philippines to ensure that relief efforts were organized and efficient.

Virginia Beach surgeon Navy Captain Martin Snyder, a member of UJFT’s Maimonides Steering committee, will also make remarks.

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater’s 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.

The event takes place on the Sandler Family Campus. RSVP by March 27 to 965-6124 or