Rabbi Arye D. Gordon.
The most difficult successes are accomplished by people who have a strong and deep dedication to the pursuit of a particular goal. Their dedication takes a tremendous amount of effort, self-sacrifice and determination.
The members of Hatzolah of Los Angeles are such a dedicated group.
Hatzolah of LA is an all-volunteer emergency rescue team. The Hatzolah team is available to respond to the communitys emergency medical needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All personnel have the necessary training, certification and equipment to provide professional basic life support care. They are there when you need them. Immediately.
On Tuesday evening March 10, 2015, Jews from throughout Los Angeles attended the Annual Tribute Dinner for the citys Hatzolah members at the Universal Hilton.
The evening’s program was centered around the recognition of two special couples who have extended themselves in responding to the needs and cause of Hatzolah.
They are Dr.and Dr. Alan Dauer and Mr. and Mrs. Yoey Schochet.
Boruch Cohen, Master of Ceremonies, went down the list of all of those public officials that deserved mentioning. Some of them included Congressman Ted Lieu, Police and Fire Department officials and others in Emergency Service who have assisted Hatzolah in fulfilling its role as an emergency responder.
The MC then introduced New York Times bestselling author, Rochelle Majer Krich who is a veteran Hatzolah dispatcher. Mrs. Krich eloquently expressed words of memorial tribute for Anna Bitterman, z’l, a talented and accomplished woman who volunteered for years as a Hazolah dispacher and passed away a year ago.
Shmuel Hauptman, Director of Operations for Hazolah did the honor of thanking everyone who earned a mention. These included, Dinner Chairman Rabbi Meyer May of the Weisenthal Center, Dinner Co-Chairs, Mr. & Mrs. Duvi Blonder, Mr. & Mrs. Alan Friedman and Dr.& Mrs. Warren Lent;.
Shmuel then made a presentation of an Award of Recognition and Gratitude to Zvika Brenner, who doggedly left no stone unturned to bring Hazolah of Los Angeles to fruition. Zvika then took the opportunity to ask all Hazolah personnel to stand with him in recognition of their unstinting dedication to Hazolah of Los Angeles.
Chairman Shmuel B. Manne made the presentation to Honoree Yoey Schochet.
Mrs. Heyman and two of her sons, Avi and Dubi made the presentation to Dr.and Dr. Alan Dauer
In a most poignant and moving episode, the olam got to see a video of how Dr. Dauer and Hatzaloh made it possible for terminally ill Dr. BenTzion Haymen z’lh to escort his daughter down the aisle at her chasunah, he in a wheelchair and oxygen mask. His petera was a few days later.
In a long evening of presenters and speakers, deserving individuals took their opportunity at the podium to praise Hatzolah and their ongoing accomplishments. There is no question that they are a most deserving group. It takes a caring and dedicated person to set aside the little private time they have to be osek btzorchei tzibur.
May Hakodesh Boruch Hu be mvorech the members of Hatzolah and their families with the koach to continue and to be osek btzarchei tzibur bemunah l’arichus yomim vshonim.
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