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Northwell CEO Meets with Five Towns, Far Rockaway Community Leaders

Northwell CEO Meets with Five Towns, Far Rockaway Community Leaders

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 Meeting with New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried
Pictured: Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, vice president for community services, Rabbi Gedaliah Weinberger, Chairman of the Board of Chayim Aruchim, Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and Rivie Schwebel, a member of Chayim Aruchimís Board of Directors.

Meeting with New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried

On Monday December 21st Chayim Aruchim representatives met with New York State Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Chairman of the Assembly Health Committee.    Among those in attendance were Rabbi Gedaliah Weinberger, Chairman of the Board of Chayim Aruchim, Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, Vice President of Community Services for Agudath Israel of America, Rabbi Berish Fried, Chayim Aruchim’s New York State project director and Rivie Schwebel, a member of Chayim Aruchim’s Board of Directors. READ MORE...

Connecting the Dots in Medical Mystery Saves Womanís Life

The call came in to Chayim Aruchim's hotline from a distraught son.

His 89 year old mother had been diagnosed with cancer.  She was sent to a world class hospital in New York City, where a prominent surgeon felt that the proper course of treatment would be to remove both the tumor and her stomach.  Unfortunately, serious complications arose as the physician was not able to successfully connect the esophagus and the small intestines, resulting in internal leakage. READ MORE...

Chayim Aruchim Presents Case Against Assisted Suicide in Albany Meeting with Legislators
Left to right: Rabbi Shmuel Blech Shlita of Cong. Anshei Sefard Lakewood, NYS Assemblyman Gottfried, Dr. Dan Berman, Rabbi Berish Fried

Chayim Aruchim Presents Case Against Assisted Suicide in Albany Meeting with Legislators

by Sandy Eller

Having spent the last several years advocating for the rights of critically ill patients in hospitals and other medical facilities all over the world, Chayim Aruchim, Agudath Israel of Americas Center for Culturally Sensitive Health Advocacy and Counseling, took to Albany to speak personally with key elected officials about the importance of defeating proposed legislation that would legalize physician assisted suicide in New York State. READ MORE...

Chayim Aruchim Hailed as Dedicated Advocate for Patients' Rights
(L-R) Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz; Dr. David Reich; Dr. Yashar Hirshaut; Abe Eisner; Marcel Biberfeld, DSW; NYS Health Commissioner Howard Zucker; Rabbi Gedaliah Weinberger; Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel

Chayim Aruchim Hailed as Dedicated Advocate for Patients' Rights

Chayim Aruchim Annual Board Meeting - October 29, 2015

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Chayim Aruchim Intervenes as Doctors Deny Treatment to Developmentally Disabled Woman

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Chayim Aruchim  Launches Local Division in Illinois Together With Agudath Israel of Illinois

Chayim Aruchim Launches Local Division in Illinois Together With Agudath Israel of Illinois

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Chayim Aruchimís Advocacy Prevents Hospital from Withholding Medical Treatment

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Chayim Aruchim Leadership Meets with Representatives of the NYS Legislature.
Pictured: Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, vice president for community services, Dr. YasherHirshaut, Mordechai Avigdor, Esq., Senator Murphy, Yossi Menczer, Rabbi ChaimDovidZwiebel, executive vice president Agudath Israel of America

Chayim Aruchim Leadership Meets with Representatives of the NYS Legislature.

Meeting With New York State Senator Dr. Terrence Murphy

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Hatzolah Williamsburg and Chayim Aruchim Collaborate to Save Lives According to Halacha
(L to R) Rabbi Gedaliah Weinberger, Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel and Harav Meshulam Polacheck

Hatzolah Williamsburg and Chayim Aruchim Collaborate to Save Lives According to Halacha

First Responders Join Last Line of Defense

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The Myth That Feeding Tubes Don't Help and Other Absurdities

By: Dr. Barbara A. Olevitch, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and author of Life is a Treasure: The Jewish Way of Coping with Illness.

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Important Chayim Aruchim Meeting with the Jewish Hospital Patient Liasion Group (JHPLG)
Chayim Aruchim Meets with Jewish Hospital Patient Liasion Group at Seville Manor in Boro Park on July 10, 2013.

Important Chayim Aruchim Meeting with the Jewish Hospital Patient Liasion Group (JHPLG)

Chayim Aruchim Meets with Patient Reps

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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

Chayim Aruchim Hosts Annual Meeting of Rabbis, Doctors, Lawyers and Activists

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CHAYIM ARUCHIM INVITED TO ENGLAND
Left to Right: Dayan Osher Yaakov Westheim , Rav Laibish Rabinowitz, Horidanker Rebbe, Rabbi Eliezer Gewirtzman, Rav Shlomo Cohen, Rabbi Dovid Kestenbaum

CHAYIM ARUCHIM INVITED TO ENGLAND

Helping Establish Chayim Aruchim in the United Kingdom

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New End of Life Protocols Adopted at North Shore LIJ

New End of Life Protocols Adopted at North Shore LIJ

Chayim Aruchim Meets with Lenox Hill Hospital

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Danish Teen Wakes From the "Dead" Just as Doctors Prepare to Harvest Her Organs

A teenage girl who had been stuck in a coma after a catastrophic car crash miraculously woke up just as doctors were about to declare her brain dead and harvest her organs.

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Agudath Israel Hails New NYS Health Care Law to Protect Patients
Members of Chayim Aruchim advocating for changes to the Palliative Care Act in Albany in April.

L to R: Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz, Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, Agudath Israel's Vice President for Community Affairs, Rabbi Gedaliah Weinberger, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Rabbi Mordechai Biser, Esq., General Counsel, Dr. Yashar Hirshaut, noted New York oncologist, Assemblyman Richard Gotfried, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, and Abe Eisner, an officer of Agudath Israel.

Agudath Israel Hails New NYS Health Care Law to Protect Patients

Bill signed into law, Patients entitled to be offered treatment according to Halacha

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