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Consider Donating a Kidney to a Central Congregant

Posted May 3, 2019

Recently two members of Central, Howard Cowan and Gerry Kane 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, both 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. 

We are pleased to report that one other member of our congregation who needs a kidney has matched with live donor and will be having transplant surgery soon.

Informational Gathering at Central – Tuesday, June 18th, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Pavilion.

Join us for an information session to learn more about kidney donation at Central. Please click here to RSVP.

How to Donate to a Central Congregant

You can learn more about donating a kidney to one of our congregants by emailing Rabbi Mo Salth at  When you email please let Rabbi Salth know how to best reach you.

Learn More Online about the Jewish Value of Saving a Life (Pikuach Nefesh)

Read Rabbi Asher Lopatin’s article: “The Jewish Value of Saving a Life”.

If You Need a Kidney

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 Rabbi Mo Salth at

If You Are a Donor or Know a Donor

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