Jewish Perspectives On Organ Donation - May 22/12
Halakhic Perspectives, Medical Issues, Legal Matters & Personal Stories
According to halachah...Yes, you can donate!
Organ donation...Yes, saving a life is a mitzvah!
Learn the Jewish perspective on Organ and Tissue Donation on May 22nd at 7:30 pm at Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
This program will inform the community that “Yes, we can donate,” and will show the urgent need for organ and tissue donation and the importance of on-line registration.
Rabbi Baruch Frydman-Kohl will bring clarity to the Jewish and general community, dispelling myths and misconceptions surrounding organ and tissue donation within the Halachic framework. With this knowledge, individuals can register to be donors, knowing that they are doing the greatest mitzvah, ultimately saving lives.
A presentation by Versha Prakash, Vice President of Operations, Trillium Gift of Life Network, will explain Trillium’s mandate and will address medical issues and commonly asked questions.
One person can save eight lives and enhance as many as 75 more.
1,500 people are on the waiting list to receive organs or tissue in Ontario.
Register at www.beadonor.ca
The evening will also include personal stories from recipients, donors and families, including a showing of “My Second Bar Mitzvah,” a brief documentary about the 13th birthday of Frank Bialystok’s liver transplant.
RSVP Preferred – Contact Marlene at 416-781-3514, ext. 234 or email@example.com
This program is co-sponsored by the Hesed Committee, Sisterhood and Men’s Club of Beth Tzedec Congregation, in partnership with National Council of Jewish Women, Toronto Section, Trillium Gift of Life Network and the Toronto Board of Rabbis.