Ezer Mizion, the world’s largest Jewish bone marrow registry, will host its Evening of Heroes for the Teaneck, Bergenfield, and New Milford communities on Saturday, November 9, at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck.
The evening begins with a musical Havdalah and mini-concert by the chasidic superstar Shulem Lemmer, the first chasidic singer to sign with Universal Records. Then Ezer Mizion will introduce IDF heroes who defend the State of Israel and have saved lives with their stem cells.
A stem cell recipient will recount the day he received a call letting him know that Ezer Mizion had identified a stem cell match for him — a match that saved his life. Bret Stephens, a New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, and Nachum Segal will give a fireside chat about innovations from Israel, including the export of more than 60 percent of Ezer Mizion’s stem cell transplants.
There will be a swabbing station for people who meet the basic criteria for donations. Israeli wines and shuk foods will be served.
The program aims to bring awareness of the organization’s role in saving hundreds of lives around the world every year with its growing bone marrow registry. It has more than 1 million potential stem cell donors, and more than 550,000 of these donors are from the IDF. There is no cost to attend the adults-only evening; RSVPs are requested. For more information, go to eveningofheroes.com; email Ezer Mizion’s national director of development, Ryan Hyman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (718) 853-8400, ext. 109.