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Our Story

In April 2020, at the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which sadly emphasized the dire need of Holocaust survivors for accessible professional medical assistance, Dr. Tamara Kolitz approached her peers within a forum of female physicians and suggested to form an organization which would provide the service for this need. Within a few days hundreds of physicians volunteered to accomplish one ultimate goal – To provide easily accessible individualized medical care of the highest quality, free of charge, to all Holocaust survivors living in Israel today. 

A respectable group of supporters and partners joined Le’Ma’anam to help launch our unique and exceptional initiative. We opened our call centre in November 2020 and are now serving Holocaust survivors nationwide. The LeMa’anam community together with our 800 volunteer physicians are doing our outmost to create a world where Israel’s Holocaust survivors are not forgotten nor medically neglected.

We cannot abandon them.
Join us, for their sake – LeMa’anam.

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Our Mission

Holocaust survivors face a harsh healthcare reality, exacerbated by the global pandemic. Far too often they must contend with ongoing medical neglect. Our commitment to their dignity and wellbeing, given the dire challenges they face, inspired us to create a free quick and accessible medical network dedicated exclusively to their needs.
 
It is our ethical, moral and national duty to care for Holocaust survivors in sickness and in their old age.
 
 

Our Work

Our call centre serves all Holocaust survivors living in Israel, nationwide.
Our dedicated staff receive the inquires and book the necessary appointments within private clinics, as phone consultations or in the comfort of the Survivor’s own home.
In addition to our vast network of physicians we have volunteers from every medical field offering their services. Our dedicated community of volunteers’ aid in transportation and support the Survivors travelling to their appointments.
OUR CALL CENTRE IS OPEN
Sundays – Thursdays from 9:00-13:00 and 15:00-19:00. 

Dial:   3191

 

LeMa’anam’s Board of Directors

Moti Sonnenfeld

The Founder of the “Danielle Foundation” (in memory of his daughter, Danielle Sonnenfeld) which established and supports over 100 Health, Social and Welfare projects in Israel and worldwide and “Keren Reem” which aids families in need and Biblical institutes.

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Mr. Sonnenfeld was born in Brazil, now residing in Jerusalem and Ra’anana. He is a businessman and philanthropist, has a master’s degree in engineering and sits on the board of Directors of Bar-Ilan University, Schneider Children’s Medical Center and Laniado Hospital.

Dr. Tamara Kolitz

The Founder and Chairperson of “LeMa’anam”, a graduate of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University.

 

Completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Wolfson Medical Centre, a mother of two and lives in Tel Aviv.

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Moshe Saville

Former Deputy Mayor of the Gush Etzion Regional Council and Former Chair of the Gush Etzion Foundation. Currently serves as the Vise President of ADI-Israel which aids the special needs community. A Gesher Leadership Institute Fellow and Chairman of Tekoa settlement.

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Dr. Boaz Tadmor

Graduated at Hadassah Medical School, Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Immunology. Expert in Emergency and Disaster Leadership and Management. Dr. Tadmor served in the Israeli army-medical corps in various roles for over 20 years.

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Between 2005-2015 was the CEO of Beilinson Hospital. Currently is the Head of the Research Authority at the Rabin Medical Center.

Sara Malik

Businesswoman and Coacher. Graduate of the Jerusalem “Beit Yaakov” Seminar. Heir to a Legacy of Holocaust survivors on her Maternal and Paternal lineage.

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Moshe Teitelbaum

Chairman of United Hatzalah of Israel. Graduate of Law Studies at the Ono Academic College

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Rabbi Shlomo Werner

A Ponevezh and Kol Torah Yeshivas graduate. CEO of The Danielle and Re’em Foundations.

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בוגר ישיבות קול תורה ופוניבז'. מוסמך לרבנות (רב עיר), מנכ"ל קרן רא"ם וקרן דניאלי בוגר ישיבות קול תורה ופוניבז'.

Medical Advisory Board

Dr. Ilan Richter

A graduate of Masters in Public Health and MD at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Completed his Internal Medicine Residency and continuing his Cardiology residency at Beilinson Hospital. A husband and father of three.

Dr. Orly Barak-Tsafrir

A MD graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at Hadassah Medical Centre. Achieved her Medical management and Geriatric Residency at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, where she is currently serving as the Director of the Geriatrics Devision and manager of the department promoting physicians at the hospital.

 
 

Management Team

Hila Kaye

Volunteering and Partnership Coordinator at LeMa’anam.

Managed and initiated various social initiatives world-wide, for over a decade. Established the “My Voice” Project, a community volunteering initiative which produces biographies and life-stories of Holocaust survivors in the UK. 

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Managed the “Neve Ofer” Excellence Community Centre at the “Educating for Excellence” NGO and established their English Curriculum. BA in Asian Studies from Tel Aviv University. Mother of three and lives in Qiryat Ono.

Yaakov Kamenetsky

Advisor and mentor of the launch and management of LeMa’anam.

 

Establishes and Manages NGO Projects and develops their Resources. Head of Project and Partnerships at United Hatzalah of Israel social initiatives.

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A special praise to Rabbi Avraham Elimelech Firer for joining our mission.

Awarded the Israel Prize, Rabbi Firer is the chairman and founder of Ezra LeMarpeh, a non-profit organization which provides integrated services and assists anyone who turns to it for medical help, without discrimination. It is the essence of dedication and love for mankind.

“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names”.

Psalms 147

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