was developed to promote fellowship among Jewish health care professionals in the greater Harrisburg area to strengthen commitment to Jewish values through educational and cultural programs, respond to Jewish needs in the greater Harrisburg area, Israel and throughout the world and to mobilize health care professionals to serve as resources to the entire community.
The prescription for success for our Maimonides Society is a fellowship whose programs integrate medical and Jewish concerns and demonstrate the unique contributions that health care professionals can make to improve the community.
For more information about the Maimonides Society or its events, please contact Amanda Kohn at 717-236-9555 x 3299.
The Maimonides Society is named for perhaps the most famous Jewish physician of all time, Rabbi Moses ben Maimon -- Maimonides -- also know as Rambam, was born in Spain in 1135 and died in Egypt in 1204. Maimonides came from a long line of Jewish scholars, and by age 33, he was renowned Jewish scholar in his own right. Maimonides' medical works included commentaries on the work of Hippocrates and Galen, and treatises on asthma, impotence, poisons and hemorrhoids. He also wrote an early version of the Physician's Desk Reference. As a scholar, Maimonides was the leading Talmudist of his time.
Membership in the Maimonides Society requires a minimum contribution to the Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg Annual Campaign at the following levels:
30-35 - $118
35-40 - $500
40+ - $1,000
Medical & Dental Students & students in other healthcare professional fields - $18