79 Years ago this Shabbat was his Bar Mitzvah, Today, he volunteers at Shaare Zedek Hospital in Israel, Meet Holocaust survivor, Yona Schwartz

“Meet Yona Schwartz, one of our wonderful — and invaluable! — Shaare Zedek volunteers. Parashat Shoftim is Yona Schwartz’s Bar Mitzvah portion. At 92 Yona is a compassionate and dedicated man who volunteers three times a week in our Bendheim Department of Cardiology in the Jesselson Heart Center. He’s been doing […]


The Torah portion begins by saying, “You shall appoint judges and officers for yourself.” The Judges rule how to behave and the officers enforce it and ensure people act as they have been told. R’ Moshe Feinstein says that the word, “lecha, for yourself” is very important. We must each […]