Maimonides Society with Dr. Rick Hodes
The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit's Maimonides Society presented a fascinating program from both a medical and Jewish humanitarian perspective featuring a true Jewish Hero, Dr. Rick Hodes, on May 17th, 2011.

Rick Hodes, an American doctor who has lived and worked in Ethiopia for over 20 years, is the Medical Director of Ethiopia for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a 95-year old NGO. Dr. Hodes directs JDC's efforts to provide emergency medical aid and nutritional care to the Falas Mura (Ethiopian Jewry) population as they await processing to determine their eligibility to immigrate to Israel. Through UJC/Federation's Operation Promise, thousands of Falas Mura have received care and been airlifted to Israel, where UJC/Federation supports programs to better integrate Ethiopian immigrants into the Israeli mainstream.
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