Refuah V'Chesed Dinner 2015 Highlights - The Montreal Center for Health and Care Services

  • Over 1000 people enjoyed an evening of inspiration and entertainment in support of Refuah V’Chesed, an organization that provides guidance, emotional and physical support for patients and their families in time of need. About Refuah V’Chesed Lately rebranded as the “Montreal Centre for Health and Care,” the volunteer based organization provides many medical, hospitality and transport services to patients and their families Refuah V’Chesed has received over 40,000 calls over the last year. The organization is directed by a board of prestigious people and a medical advisory board. The medical guidance and support is led by Aaron Schmelczer and Aron Friedlander, who have decades of experience in the medical field, and the Director of Development is Avraham Apter. Most of the dinner’s attendees hailed from Montreal’s Chassidic communities but there was also a healthy contingency of doctors and medical experts from across Montreal and the surrounding area. Free copies of a special printing of Mishnayos Avos (“ethics of our fathers”) was handed out as community members took their seats for a three course meal and entertainment provided by the Zimra choir. Refuah V’Chesed The Montreal Center for Health and Care Services MEDICAL: Advocacy & Patient Liaisoning, Medical Referrals, Second Opinion & Facilitation/Guidance Palliative Care, End of Life Ethics, Mental Health Help, Montreal & Tosh Test Center (Blood Tests, Speciment, Rapid Cultures, Vaccinations, Yom Tov Doctors, Throat cultures in the Countries), Annual Health Screenings, Health seminars, Medical Equipment Gemach, 24/7 Open Phone Lines. HOSPITALITY: Kosher Food & Shabbos Room Provided in hospitals, Yom Tov Meals Delivery, DVD Library, Mesamchim Music Project, Volunteer Megillah, Shofar, Sukkah services. Shabbox in a Box, Family Apartments next to hospitals. TRANSPORTATION: Chesed on Wheels; Rides to & from area hospitals, Ambulette Patient Transport for wheelchair bound patients, Emergency Transfers cross-border, Patient Air Transfers. To donate call 514 357 2167, Ext 102 or visit
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