In the height of medical crisis,
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Honoring our community frontline medical and health care professionals

Dear Friend,

We could not have imagined a year ago that we would be unable to gather again in person to celebrate the accomplishments of and raise funds for our beloved Bikur Cholim of Manhattan. We turn to you, as a loyal sponsor, to help us meet our financial goals this year despite unprecedented circumstances so that we may continue our vital mission.

Your generosity and our selfless volunteers, enable Bikur Cholim of Manhattan to provide care, giving and hope to our Manhattan and global Jewish communities in the height of medical crisis. Our welcoming and beautifully furnished apartments near Mount Sinai Hospital are consistently in use as a respite for hundreds of patients and their family members. Tens of thousands of dollars are distributed monthly to cover financial expenses for health needs, including doctor appointments, medical procedures and therapy sessions. Monthly senior social gatherings are replaced with weekly phone conferences featuring engaging speakers and meaningful conversation. Food packages are distributed weekly to those who find it difficult to acquire and prepare food.

Our success is evidenced not only by immense positive feedback, but also by the many requests for our apartments and medical funding which cannot be accommodated. Bikur Cholim of Manhattan will launch its first virtual fundraising campaign on December 29th with the goal of covering our annual budget and funding additional apartments and critical health care needs.

We will pay tribute during the campaign to the memory of our cherished community leader, Rabbi Joseph Karasick, a”h. Rabbi Karasick, with the encouragement of his wife, Pepa, a”h, played a visionary role in the formation and development of many major Jewish organizations. He was highly respected and beloved as a man of principle, natural leader, eloquent speaker, erudite rabbinic scholar, successful businessman and friend. His family perpetuates his legacy with its uniquely deep commitment to and unwavering support of the Bikur Cholim of Manhattan, among myriad other organizations.

We will also honor our extraordinary community frontline medical and health care professionals whose selfless devotion has saved countless lives and inspired us all.

With financial requests coming in daily, with our apartments in such high demand and with coronavirus still keeping our seniors homebound and alone, it is our mission to further our impact and provide more care, giving and hope.

Reb. Merla Weiss • Denise Karasick • Naomi Scharf • Deborah Weinreb

On behalf of the Bikur Cholim of Manhattan

Paying Tribute to the Memory of Our Cherished Community leader

Rabbi Joseph Karasick a"h

Honoring our community frontline
medical and health care professionals

Jeffrey Bander, MD

Abigail Barr, MD

Adam Bernheim, MD

Marvin Blumenfrucht, MD

Vivian Blumenfrucht, RN

Morton Borg, MD

Ariel Brandwein, MD

Bertie Bregman, MD

Rachel Bregman, MD

Israel Deutsch, MD

Tzvi Diamond, MD

David Diamond, MD

Andrew Einstein, MD

Chaim Feigen, MD*

Marc Gibber, MD

Martin Goldman, MD, FACC

Alyson Goodman, FNP BC

Laurie Gordon, MA, MD

Neil Grafstein, MD

Irwin Gribetz, MD

Jennifer Herskowitz Shenker, MD

Joshua Kaminetsky, MD

Raphael Kellman, MD

Corrine Kirshenbaum, MD

Shuli Kon, MD

Elizabeth Konecky, MD

Shanna Kowalsky Herbst, MD

Gabe Levi, MD

Elisheva Lobell Zippel, MD

Sara Nash, MD

James Nussbaum, PT, PhD, SCS, EMT

Charles Oliner, MD

Malki Perl, RN

LeRoy Elazar Rabbani, MD

Lydia Rabinowich (Perl), MD

Paula J. Rackoff, MD

Josef Schenker, MD*

Shira Schlanger, NP

Arnold Schonfeld a”h, MD

Abe Schreiber, MD

Joshua Shatzkes, MD

Jonah Shulman, MD

Nava Silton, PHD

Nancy Sklarin, MD

Shalom Sokolow, MD*

Sharna Tennenbaum, BSN,RN,CNOR

Menachem Weiner, MD

Robert Weiss, MD

Barrie Weinstein, MD

Lenny Wexler, MD

Zev Williams, MD

Estee Williams, MD

Michael Zelefsky, MD

West Side Hatzoloh

Steven Kirschner & Eduard Lowenthal


Josh Schwarzbaum

Medical Director

Danny Ackerman

Meir Berkman

Zev Blumenfrucht

Marky Botnick

Yankie Eisenstein

Avrumi Eisenstein

Eli Eisenstein

Chaim Ezagui

Daniel Fischer

Josh Gelb

Sammy Gertner

Oliver Gertner

Dovid Golding

Neal Harris

Josh Hartman

David Herskowitz

Ari Horn

Charles Laifer

Naftali Lichtenstein

George Lloyd

Yehuda Lowenthal

Steven Miller

Charles Milo

Elliot Nussbaum

James Nussbaum

Dovid Obsfeld

Mendy Pollak

Moshe Reisman

Avrumi Reiss

Dovid Retter

Josh Rosenwald

Zev Safran

Ariel Schachter

Shlomo Shenker

Jeremy Sherman

Daniel Simons

R. Moshe Sokolow, PHD

Jacob Z. Stromer

Sidney Taubenfeld

Matt Teichman

Dovid Wassner

Adam Westreich

R. Avrohom Wolpin

Naftali Zanziper

Eli Zicherman