Posted May 3, 2019
Recently three members of Central, Gerry Kane, Patty Manoff and Howard Cowan informed us that they are in various stages of renal failure and in need of a kidney. Due to the miracles of modern-day medicine, all are candidates for a kidney transplant which would both save and dramatically improve their quality of life. Equally miraculous, healthy individuals can become living donors who are able to live completely healthy, normal lives with minimal risk and no change in life-expectancy.
Watch the sermon from Friday, May 10th on the Value of Saving a Life Featuring Live Kidney Donor Josh Morrison
At Shabbat evening services on Friday, May 10, we will hear from a living kidney donor about his choice to donate one of his kidneys to someone he had never met. We will explore the paramount Jewish principle of saving a life (pikuach nefesh) and discuss how Central members can learn more about donating a kidney.
We will be gathering for an information session to learn more about kidney donation at Central soon. If you want to be notified of this meeting please email email@example.com.
The Sunday, May 19th brunch and information session at Temple Emanu-El has been cancelled.
You can learn more about donating a kidney to one of our congregants by emailing our partner Philter at Philtertransplant@gmail.com or visit http://waitlistzero.org/donate.Include your contact information and that you are a connected to Central Synagogue interested in learning more about helping Gerry Kane, Patty Manoff and Howard Cowan who are in need of a kidney. You do not need to live in the New York area to be a donor. They will return your communication promptly.
More information on living kidney donation is also available here.
Read Rabbi Asher Lopatin’s article: “The Jewish Value of Saving a Life.”
If you or someone you know in the Central community is on a transplant waiting list or in need of a kidney please send your contact information to Philtertransplant@gmail.com and Josh@waitlistzero.org. They will get back to you promptly. If you are comfortable with letting us know this information at Central please also notify Rabbi Salth at firstname.lastname@example.org, this will help us at Central support you and your efforts.
If you or someone you know has been an organ donor, or is a transplant recipient, and you feel comfortable sharing, please let Rabbi Salth know at email@example.com.
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