Hundreds of supporters of Laniado Hospital, family, and friends of eminent philanthropist Eugen Gluck and his late wife, the legendary eishes chayil, Jean Gluck, a’h, packed the ballroom of Manhattan’s Lincoln Square Synagogue, Sunday, May 19, for an evening of chesed to benefit the completion of the new Birthing and Neonatal Center in Laniado Hospital, Netanya’s only medical center serving the over 400,000 residents of the Sharon Region in Israel.
The highlight of the evening was the stirring dedication of the Jean Gluck Memory Care and Wellness Care Services in Laniado Hospital’s geriatric department by the American Friends of Laniado Hospital’s executive vice president, Rabbi Yitzchok Waldman, the dinner’s master of ceremonies. The assemblage was charged with emotion when the venerated ba’al chesed, Eugen Gluck, flanked by his children Sidney, Rosie, and Barbara, was presented with a special plaque containing the inscription to adorn the facility of this vital service for the elderly of Israel in memory of their unforgettable wife and mother, a’h.
The audience was then treated to a masterful rendition of “Eishes Chayil Mi Yimtza” sung by the young Chassidic star Dudy Knopfler and the Zemiros Choir.
The Dor L’Dor Award was presented to Robert and Stephanie Weissbrot who pursue the charitable endeavors in support of Laniado Hospital in the tradition of their parents, Shalom and Sharon Weissbrot, longtime benefactors of Netanya’s only hospital.
The dinner was opened by dinner chairman Neil Goldstein, Esq., who, in addition to chairing the dinner, undertook the chairmanship of the Cardiology Department Expansion Committee at Laniado Hospital.
Eminent philanthropists Zoltan and Judy Lefkovits, longtime close friends of the Gluck family, served as tribute chairpersons. Devoted supporter Phyllis Zyskind was honorary chairperson.
An elegant commemorative journal was published under the able chairmanship of Moshe and Sara Mark, Michael Weissbrot, and Avi and Mindy Nisanov.
To learn more, contact American Friends of Laniado Hospital at 261 West 35th Street, #803, New York, NY 10001; 212-944-2690; firstname.lastname@example.org; LaniadoHospital.org.