Teaneck Shabbat program offersencouragement for kidney donation

Teaneck Shabbat program offersencouragement for kidney donation

Rabbi Ephraim Simon, left, and Rabbi Laurence Rothwachs

This Shabbat, Renewal, an organization dedicated to assisting people suffering from chronic kidney disease, will offer several programs at Teaneck’s Congregation Beth Aaron.

During the Friday night Oneg Shabbat at 8 p.m., Rabbi Ephraim Simon, executive director of Friends of Lubavitch of Bergen County, will tell his own story of kidney donation, and other kidney donors will be there as well to answer questions.

During Shabbat morning services, Rabbi Laurence Rothwachs of Beth Aaron will discuss “The Anatomy of Kindness.” Between the 4:55 p.m. Mincha service and the 6:03 Maariv service, Rabbi Josh Sturm, director of outreach for Renewal, will examine “To Donate or Not to Donate: The Halachic Permissibility of Kidney Donation.”

The shul is at 950 Queen Anne Road. For information on Renewal, go to www.renewal.org.

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