That a Jewish woman wears many hats is not a novel idea. 25-year-old Boro Park native now living in Far Rockaway, Bracha Jaffe is no exception. A wife and mother of two, talented songstress and dedicated oncology nurse, Bracha is passionate about the diverse roles she plays. Continue reading A Heart Full of Song
Chesed is not just when it’s convenient and comfortable.
I want to tell you what chesed is – the chesed of a large, extended family, whose long arms embrace the world, a family composed of many wonderful, shining souls – the Ezer Mizion family.
When a jeep trip was scheduled for the families of cancer patients of Oranit, right in the middle of Chanukah vacation, the jeep drivers showed up – every one. We heard one driver pick up a call on his cell phone – it was the secretary, who was sure that her boss was at home, enjoying Chanukah vacation with his grandchildren …
We can go on and talk about the entire remarkable staff here at Ezer Mizion – Rabbi Chollak, Rivky, Idit, Tzippy, Anat, Esther, Ahrele, Yomi and Yisrael, and all the many volunteers, who lovingly showered us with trips, films, workshops, presentations, petting zoos, delicious food – you name it!
And don’t think for a minute that these people are not missed by their beloved families on Chanukah – but when they are “on duty” – chesed comes first!
Yes, Ezer Mizion gave us the strength to go on despite the challenges Hashem has assigned each one of us. We thank you all, as well as the people who contributed of their time and money, so that we could lift our heads above the waves, and take a deep breath so as to keep up our fight for life.
The notes of Ezer Mizion’s Forever concert will echo in the hearts forever of all the women and girls who attended the performance at Brooklyn College or Monsey’s Rockland County Theater. So many who attended the afternoon Monsey performance purchased tickets to the evening show so that they may share an exceptional experience with relatives and friends. Continue reading The Notes of Forever…
A routine blood test done during the IDF induction process led Idan Dukatch, a soldier from Ashkelon, to the opportunity to save a life. His bone marrow donation was transplanted to Alex Katz, a 17-year old boy from New Jersey with cancer. At the end of a nerve-racking half year, waiting for updates on Katz’s condition, Dukatch finally received a letter telling him that the boy recovered and regained his health – all thanks to his donation. In a moving encounter orchestrated by Ezer Mizion, the two came together at a tear-jerking meeting. Dukatch: “I saw him and it was an amazing feeling. I think about his family every day.”
When iPads, iPhones and iPods were first marketed, there was a lot of talk about their potential for making video viewing, reading books and newspapers, games, social networking. office apps and more, easily accessible.
Millions of i-gadgets have since been sold around the world. With the development and increased presence of the i-devices, children at younger ages have been exposed to them, are playing with them and using them more and more. Continue reading Ipads and Toddlers when Speech is Delayed
“You probably don’t remember the thirteen year old boy with cancer that Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Registry collected blood samples for… I remember him well.
I was 32 years old then. I registered with Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Donor Registry as a potential donor for him or any cancer patient that I would match genetically. It really happened. I got the call that I was a match for someone. I was thrilled. I scheduled the pre-donation blood tests. ‘It’ll just take a short while. I’ll be back at work soon,’ I told my co-workers. Continue reading Turnaround
“Happy Birthday Dear Itzik Happy Birthday To Me. “
Yup! This time it’s my birthday-my 49th – and I sure have a lot to celebrate. You see, I’m a professional clown. I perform at birthday parties and all sorts of events. I’m a happy person, and I thank G-d for whatever I’ve got — for my terrific family, my many friends, for the my special profession – bringing a smile to the faces of children –some who have very little to smile about. Continue reading Happy Birthday To Me!
Bracha Jaffe is an oncology nurse by profession. Every day she sees cancer patients- so many of them, Jews– dying. For a significant percentage, a bone marrow transplant is their last chance. As they lie there on a hospital bed praying for the genetic match to be found in time, Bracha prays alongside them.
A highly talented young woman, Bracha’s has created many a professional performance. Seeking to benefit those with whom she has shed many a tear, she has offered to create a show to benefit Ezer Mizion’s International Jewish Bone Marrow Registry. Continue reading FOREVER: Coming Soon
Ezer Mizion’s third annual “Hole-in-One” golf outing in Caesarea’s Pete Dye championship course, hosted golfers from Israel and all over the world.
Golfers spent a fabulous day on the green in support of Ezer Mizion’s Bone Marrow Donor Registry.
Spouses and non-golfers enjoyed a day of pampering at the nearby Dan Caesarea Hotel spa. Continue reading Golfing in Israel
The secret is out at last! Yesterday, Ilai, son of Mickey and Emiraldo Katz, finally met Nofer Yaron, the donor who saved his life.
Mickey, Ilai’s mom: What a feeling of tremendous, indescribable fulfillment, of happiness, of joy, and of lots and lots of love for the new addition to our family – our beloved Nofer. Continue reading And Now I’m All Better…