Family and friends of Min Zidell gathered at the June 11, 2013 in Zidell Hall at the Rose Schnitzer Manor for OJCF’s 2013 Annual Reception. Mrs. Zidell was honored as OJCF’s Outstanding Legacy Society Member for her endowment fund created for Oregon’s Jewish Indigent Burial Society, Hesed Shel Emet.
Hesed Shel Emet recognizes that all Jews deserve to be buried with dignity regardless of their financial circumstance. The program was spearheaded by Cedar Sinai Park chief development officer Debbi Bodie in 2009, and is led by Steering Committee Chair Rabbi Ariel Stone, the Oregon Board of Rabbis and a committee of community leaders. Ms. Bodie continues to administer Hesel Shel Emet with the support of Cedar Sinai Park.
This is the first permanent endowment for Hesed Shel Emet. The ultimate goal is to have the financial needs of the program met through endowment funds like this.
For more information on how you can support this important program, click here or call Debbi Bodie at 503.423.7845.