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Monday, September 17, 2018

Yom Kippur info. A Git Gebencht Yur! Have an Easy fast!

We at עול"ם - The Jewish Crohn's & Colitis Support Group (JCCSG) would like to wish you and your family again, a good and sweet, and prosperous year. A year filled with Good health, well-being, happiness, success, Nachas, Parnasah and all you need. May we all be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life.

As a reminder, please discuss with your Rabbe/Rav/Dayan ANDDoctor regarding your fasting, taking your medications, and/or about taking IV (Intravenous) fluids.

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After we were asked by a lot of our members, we're sending a list of IV Center's provided by our heroic Chevra Hatzolah

The providers where you should call to arrange are asking you to call early enough so they should have the Fluids and it should not take that long for them! Remember, they are volunteers! 

Williamsburg:
On Yom Kippur (IV Center):
For more info please call Chevra Hatzalah’s special line: 718-534-5050 Ext. 0

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Boro Park:
On Yom Kippur (IV Center):
  • Bobov Shul, 1533 48th St. - from 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Belz Shul, 1321 43rd St. - from 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Statcare, 1270 51th St. - from 8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Brizdovitz Shul, 1721 58th St. - from 8:00am to 7:00pm
For house calls (Only if necessary) or for more info please call Yachad D’Bobov Bikur Cholim: 718-851-2500

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New Square:
  • Please call: 845-659-5886 to arrange it.

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Kiryas Yoel, Monroe:
  • Please call: 845-537-0014 to arrange it.

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Lakewood:
  • Please call the Lev Rochel Bikur Cholim of Lakewood, 732-905-3020 to arrange it.

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Montreal:
  • Please call Refuah V'Chesed, 514-357-2167 Ext. #8.

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REMEMBER: The same Torah which commands us to fast on Yom Kippur tells us that "V’Nishmartem M'od L’Nafshotaichem" - "Take care of your health/guarding our health" is far more important.

Again, you need a prescription in order to get the IV, no exceptions! So please make sure to have it!

Have an easy fast!!! גמר חתימה טובה

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If you have a Medical emergency, you call us anytime, 24/7/365, even during Shabbos/Yom-Tov, 718-635-2274

Thursday, September 6, 2018

L'Shana Tova - לשנה טובה

 

At this time of year, we at עול"ם ~ The Jewish Crohn's & Colitis Support Group (JCCSG) would like to wish you and your family a happy and prosperous year; It shall be a year of Nachas and Parnasah, and of course a Healthy year...

As we look back upon the year past, we are proud that we have made some significant accomplishments this year:

First of all... We played the key role in passing the Crohn's & Colitis Fairness Act - NY State Restroom Access Act, and got it signed by the governor, our Advocacy was proudly praised by elected legislators, especially by Senator Simcha Felder, and we are finalizing the printing of the cards, soon to be announced how and where you can get it!

We provided Medical referrals, As expediting wait time for faster appointments, and easier access to top medical care for hundreds of people who reached out to us, And saved lots of money to them. While connecting with more doctors and hospitals throughout New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Maryland.

We gave Support, as visiting in the hospital, while working with the Medical professionals to open lines of dialogues between patients and physicians, to promote better adherence to medications and other treatments. To demystify the diseases & surgical options.
And Provided post-surgical respite services, to go away and rest up!

We supplied Information for over a thousand people and their families, B"H navigated Shidduhim, formulating and sharing the correct medical information to all parties involved to help alleviate concerns. מזל טוב to those who got engaged!

We were able to spread awareness while giving interviews for the Bina and Wellspring Magazines.

More education with more events and our yearly Ladies support group gathering, which featured An Integrative Approach in IBD and Shining through your inner core.

In addition to the continuous efforts in research in better understanding IBD and hopefully a Road to prevention.

Last but not least… our outstanding Women’s Retreat! Where the participants got to leave their illness at the door and reconnect to their power for 3 days! They danced, celebrated, and Cried and Laughed together. They walked out with a breath of fresh air; ready to conquer whatever comes about with the new filled energy and self-awareness they received.

At this opportunity, we would like to express our deep appreciation for your ongoing support of our mission. Especially those who showed that they #Care, answered our call and donated campaign. A big shout out to the individuals who helped us raise money and had their own pages! It is only with your continuous dedication that we are able to improve the quality of life for the people affected by Crohn's and Colitis and their families.

!כתיבה וחתימה טובה! שנה טובה ומבורכת