Bnai Zion mourns the loss of
Raymond M. Patt
Ray Patt, former President, Chairman, and Counsel of Bnai Zion passed away August 14th at the age of 98. Born in Brooklyn, Ray’s lifetime of passionate commitment to justice as both an attorney and a devoted Zionist singled him out as a man
with a big heart in the Big Apple. He loved life, humanity and Israel. Ray served in the United States military with distinction in WW2 from 1941 until 1946, and was discharged as a Captain. He was an inspiration for over 60 years to all who came in contact with him. Ray joined
Bnai Zion in 1947 and served Israel and the Jewish people in many capacities and in many organizations, including the American Zionist Federation, The Jewish National Fund, The America Israel Friendship League and many more. He was Chairman of the Salute to Israel Parade from 1972-1976. He was elected a "Fellow" of the World Zionist Organization in 1990. With his sharp wit, brilliant mind and wonderful sense of humor, Ray is a very special and much admired friend. His warmth and personality will be missed by all who knew him.
Bnai Zion mourns the loss of
Executive Vice President, Jack Grunspan
Jack joined Bnai Zion as a member in 1973 and over the years served as a volunteer in numerous capacities including chairman
of the Finance Committee and President of the Doctor Harris J Levine Chapter. In 1998 he was elected National Secretary and joined the staff as Director of Development, using his background in estate planning to lecture and fundraise nationwide and expand the profile of the organization. In 2006 he was named Executive Vice President. His dedication
to Bnai Zion and to the people of Israel is an inspiration to us all. He was a real mensch and will be truly missed. Our hearts go out to his wife Judi, his children Rachel and David (Penny), his grandchildren Samantha and Daniel, and may his entire family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Bnai Zion Medical Center Ranked #1 in Country
A recent survey of 11,000 people conducted by the Israeli Ministry of Health concluded that among the medium size hospitals (200-800 beds), the Bnai Zion Medical Center received the highest score for patient satisfaction with 81%. Hospitals were also evaluated based on their physical conditions. The Bnai Zion Medical Center and Hadassah were ranked first in the medium size category as well.
We Care About Protecting Israel
The CEO of the Bnai Zion Medical Center, Dr. Amnon Rofe, has said, "Unfortunately, the threat of attack is significant. We've begun construction of a new protected underground emergency facility, fortified against nuclear, biological and chemical attack, that will help us save lives - but we need additional funding to complete it. Please make our priority yours."
Watch this short video in which Dr. Rofe discusses the current situation.
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100% of all designated gifts to the Medical Center will be transferred to it.
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Adopt a Family in Ahava Village with Our Mishpachton Program
With our program, Adopt-a-Family / Mishpachton in Ahava Village for Children & Youth, you can support one of the fifteen families in this refuge for abused children with a continual monthly contribution. Learn how the mishpachton provides nurturing care and encouragement to its residents. Click here for more information.
We Send 100% of All Designated Gifts to Our Projects in Israel
We send 100% of all designated gifts made to our organization to our projects in Israel, enabling us to help Israel’s less fortunate who need it most. This percentage puts Bnai Zion ahead of most other charitable organizations in terms of targeting dollars received, and It allows us to forge ahead with our work that makes a positive difference in medical, social, educational and cultural arenas for a cross-section of the Israeli population. We’re very grateful for your help.
-- Shimon Peres, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, February 1988