Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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

We at עול"ם - עזרה וחיזוק לחולי מעיים ~ The Jewish Crohn's & Colitis Support Group (JCCSG) would like to wish you and your family again, a good and sweet, happy and prosperous year. A year of Nachas and Parnasah and all you need. And of course a Healthy year. May we all be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life.
As a reminder, please discuss with your Rabbe/Rav/Dayan AND Doctor regarding your fasting, taking your medications, and/or about taking IV (Intravenous) fluids.
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
You have to register by calling Chevra Hatzalah’s special line: 718-534-5050 Ext. 0
Erev Yom Kipur (Starting the IV line):
  • Nadvarna Shul, 237 Lee Ave. – From 1:00pm till 3:00pm, and from 5:00pm till 6:30pm
Please call 347-231-9852 before you go
On Yom Kipur (IV Center):
  • ODA, 14 Heyward St. - from 10:00am till 4:00pm
  • Quality Health Center, 432 Bedford Ave. - from 10:00am till 4:00pm
Boro Park:
Erev Yom Kipur (Starting the IV line):
  • Bobov Shul, 1533 48th St. - from 1:00pm from 6:00pm
 On Yom Kipur (IV Center):
  • Bobov Shul, 1533 48th St. - from 8:00am from 7:00pm
  • Belz Shul, 1321 43rd St. - from 8:00am from 7:00pm
  • Statcare, 1270 51th St. - from 8:00am from 7:00pm
  • Brizdovitz Shul, 1721 58th St. - from 8:00am from 7:00pm
For house calls (Only if necessary) or for more info please call Bobov Bikur Cholim: 718-851-2500
Kiryas Yoel, Monroe:
New Square:
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!!!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Welcome to the new CCFA ​Regional Education and Support Manager!

We at the JCCSG‎ would like to welcome Alyssa Strauss‎ as the NEW Regional Education and Support Manager at the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - CCFA, Greater New York Chapter, Overseeing NYC, Fairfield/Westchester, Long Island and Northern NJ.

Our team work with the CCFA goes back to the founding of our organization, and with their help we were able to launch our six Education and Support Symposiums.
We are especially grateful to Rhondell Domilici, Regional Director Metro New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia, and Michele Zellers, Executive Director, Greater New York Chapter.

It was nice seeing both, Alyssa and Michele yesterday at the CCFA 2015 Patient Symposium, and discussing future directions.

We wish Alyssa lots of luck and success, and we hope to work with her closely and continue to serve our IBD family with everything possible.

All the best!

Yoely Drummer
Founder & Executive Director

And all your friends at

עול"ם - JCCSG Inc.
Jewish Crohn's & Colitis Support Group ~ עזרה וחיזוק לחולי מעיים