By Milton Schreiber

On Sunday night, April 21, at 7:45 p.m., Sara and Ian Bocko will be hosting a Puah event highlighting “The Impact of Nutrition on Building Healthy Families.”

The host committee includes Jenny Berger, Chaya Glickman, Amy Friedman, Atara Habib, Irit Kerstein, Ilana Lichter, Shira Perl, Andrea Schechter, Susie Schwartzstein, Aliza Solomon,Tzipora Wechter, and Eva Wexler.

Concerned about their family, neighbors, and friends, the committee invited Puah experts to town to disseminate vital information about the role of nutrition and healthy living on building families and bearing healthy babies.

The panel will feature Keith Berkowitz, M.D., founder and medical director of the Center for Balanced Health in NYC (Dr. Berkowitz specializes in treating metabolic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, thyroid problems, and hormone imbalances); Josh Klein, M.D., medical director, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York–Brooklyn office; and Rabbi Gideon Weitzman, Jerusalem director Puah Institute, visiting principal associate at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Acclaimed for its expertise in helping couples who encounter fertility problems fulfill their dreams of building a family, Puah Institute also specializes in training physicians, rabbis, and the public about the importance of maintaining prenatal healthy living as a prerequisite for building healthy families. Counselors at Puah Institute embody a unique synthesis of rabbinical knowledge and specialized training in modern reproductive medicine. In addition to community-based education and one-on-one counseling, Puah also offers lab supervision al pi halacha for the purpose of preventing human error during IVF.

The awareness panel discussion will be followed by a Chinese auction featuring fun prizes. In keeping with the evening’s health theme, delicious and nutritious food will be served.

Since wine has been increasingly recognized for its heart healthy advantages, Royal Wines will generously host a wine—tasting presentation with Jay Buchsbaum, VP of marketing. Royal Wines is renowned as the premier manufacturer and international importer and distributor of premium kosher wines, spirits, and liqueurs.

“This is a ‘not to be missed event,’ announced the host committee chairman. Couples and singles are invited to attend, enjoy, and benefit from the program at 1300 Woodmere Blvd. South in Woodsburgh, NY. For more details, please call Lea Davidson at 718-336-0603 or visit v

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