Thursday, September 28, 2017

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, 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

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! 

Erev Yom Kippur (Starting the IV line):
  • ODA, 14 Heyward St.
  • Quality Health Center, 432 Bedford Ave.

On Yom Kippur (IV Center):
  • ODA, 14 Heyward St. - from 10:00am till 4:00pm
  • Quality Health Center, 432 Bedford Ave. - from 10:00am till 4:00pm
  • Chai Care, 735 Bedford Ave. - from 12:00pm till 6:00pm

For more info please call Chevra Hatzalah’s special line: 718-534-5050 Ext. 0

Boro Park:
Erev Yom Kippur (Starting the IV line):
  • Bobov Shul, 1533 48th St. - from 1:00pm to 5:00pm

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

New Square:

Kiryas Yoel, Monroe:

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


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

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Video of Tamar Feldman in Baltimore - L'Shana Tova! - Please help us!

Dear member,

Attached is the link to watch (on YouTube) the Lecture of Tamar Feldman, RDN CDE, discussing Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Healing Dietary Solutions, Delivered in Baltimore, MD on July 23.


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, We provided Medical referrals, Expedited appointments, for hundreds of people who reached out to us, We got huge discounts by specialists for the needy, we supplied information and support for over a thousand people and their families, we were able to spread our awareness, education and support mission in Crown Heights-Brooklyn NY, Baltimore MD, and Lakewood  NJ, while connecting with more doctors and hospitals throughout New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia and Maryland. In addition to the continuous efforts in research in better understanding IBD and hopefully a Road to prevention. We had a key role in passing the Crohn's & Colitis Fairness Act - NY State Restroom Access Act in Assembly and in Senate. 

At this opportunity, we would like to express our deep appreciation for your ongoing support of our mission. 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.

Please help us so we'll be able to help you better!

The JCCSG has been founded with more than 6 years ago to help those struggling with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Over the past few years, we have helped people alleviate their struggle to survive the difficulties of these diseases. We have provided general information, assisted with medical referrals, launched educational symposiums and support group events.

In the last year, we have spent a lot of resources to improve and strengthen connections with doctors to be able to expedite appointments, to provide support for those struggling with the disease and their families, and to arrange support gatherings. We also have many great ideas in the pipeline for the future.

We never asked our beneficiaries for any fee, and intend to continue to do so for as long as we can. However, we need financing to be able to launch our new website and many new projects and keep up with the old ones.

Here we are with a plea to all of you: Please help us out so we'll be able to help you better! As of now, we can only depend on the people who know what Crohn’s/Colitis is… Any donation, no matter how small, will go a long way in making it all possible.

You can donate here: 

or call us with your credit card.

You can also send us a Chase QuickPay to:

Or you can send us a check, payable to JCCSG Inc., to:
146 Spencer St., Suite #5012
Brooklyn NY 11205

We are a 501(c)3 organization. All your donations are tax deductible. Feel free to email us for your official receipt.

We appreciate your help and look forward to your generous contribution.
And we would really appreciate if you can forward this email to your friends and family, Or even post it on your social media groups… 

A Kesiva V'Chasima Tova!

!כתיבה וחתימה טובה! שנה טובה ומבורכת

All the best!
Yoely Drummer
Founder & Executive Director

In the name of our Board Members and all
Your friends at עול"ם - JCCSG
עזרה וחיזוק לחולי מעיים
Jewish Crohn's & Colitis Support Group