The Maimonides Society: Healing the World
Maimonides Society has partnered with Jewish Family Services to host a Genetics Screening Program Sunday, December 15 from 10:00am – 3:00pm at the JCC.
- We are still in need of about 5-6 RN’s, phlebotomists, or med techs (anyone licensed or certified to draw blood).
- We are looking for 10 more volunteers to do check-in and also be floaters to help with collecting the tubes once blood is drawn in the collection/packaging area.
- 9:45 am- 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm- 3 pm
- Lunch will be provided
Thank you to Physicians Sales & Services and Sentara Leigh Hospital for donating all of the medical supplies for the screening.
Contact Betty Ann Levin 321-2244, Sue Gitlin at 446-7168 or Risa Levitt at 965-6124 and they will help your staff with arrangements.
The Maimonides Society of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is a fellowship 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 Maimonides Society provides a unique opportunity for collegial socializing and networking and integrates medical and Jewish concerns to demonstrate the unique contributions the health professions can make to support the Jewish community. Its programs have featured an array of diverse speakers in specialties such as medicine, bioterrorism and ethics.
USNS Comfort, Naval Station Norfolk, May 19
UJFT Women's Cuba mission participants pack up medical supplies donated by Maimonides Society and deliver to Havana medical clinic located within a synagogoue (October 2012).
See more pictures here.
The main focus of the Maimonides Society is its philanthropic commitment to the mission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. For years, the Federation has supported medical services to vulnerable Jewish communities in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe through the American Joint Distribution Committee and Jewish Healthcare International. The Maimonides society helps Jews in Tidewater connect with one another and with the Jewish Federation's mission of helping those in need, from Romanian elderly who need meals on wheels, to Czech Jews forming new community centers, to Israelis seeking to innovate with new businesses, to Virginia Beach families partaking in Jewish preschool, to Norfolk retirees socializing.
For years, the Federation has supported medical services to vulnerable Jewish communities in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe through the American Joint Distribution Committee and Jewish Healthcare International. Through an initiative led by Drs. Sanford Lefcoe and Calvin Belkov a dental clinic was established in our sister city in Israel, Pardes Katz.
The Society Programs of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater were created to encourage involvement, leadership and philanthropy in the Jewish community among its members. In addition, the Society Program was created to enable its members to serve as role models for their colleagues, family and friends; and to provide for Jewish welfare, continuity and survival locally, in Israel, and around the world.