JF&CS cordially invites you to an Evening of Dedication as we celebrate the 18th anniversary of Jewish Healing Connections and dedication of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing.
JF&CS Headquarters • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
1430 Main Street, Waltham
Cocktail and dessert reception. Dietary laws observed.
The Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing will continue the work of Jewish Healing Connections and help people feel a sense of connection when facing the challenges of illness, loss, or isolation by offering spiritual and communal supports to foster hope, comfort, and wholeness guided by Jewish tradition. This evening of dedication recognizes Betty Ann's legacy, ensuring the program’s mission into the future.
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For more information, please contact Raquel Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-693-5036.
Leaving a Legacy
As a teenager, Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller, z”l, survived Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. Intensive year-long treatment left her weakened and prone to chronic medical issues. Those challenges deepened her compassion for others—and eventually drew her to JF&CS—first as a client, then as a supporter.
In 2001, needing some emotional support for managing her daily life, Betty Ann joined a Jewish Healing Connections (JHC) spiritual support group for people living with serious illness and people caring for others. Moved by the program’s mission, Betty Ann became a founding member of the JHC advisory council after the support group ended.
She wanted to make people aware that many others in the community lack support systems and resources.
Despite her physical challenges, Betty Ann became a skilled fundraiser for JHC and cultivated many relationships in order to raise awareness and increase involvement to help people in the Jewish community facing the challenges of illness, loss, and isolation.
In recent years, Betty Ann became a professional chaplain through Hebrew Senior Life’s Clinical Pastoral Education program. She found great meaning in the opportunity to comfort, listen, and be present with another person in moments of loneliness or distress.
In her memory, Betty Ann’s husband, Dan, recently made a very generous gift to JHC, and the program will be renamed as the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Jewish Healing. Dan and the couple’s two sons, Adam and Matthew, knew how important these free services were to Betty Ann and recognized that she would have wanted the program to be available to all who might need it. JF&CS is extremely grateful to the Millers for their generosity and for ensuring that Betty Ann’s legacy will continue to inspire our community.
Diane & Chester Black
Deena & Michael Blau
Linda & Michael Frieze
Beth & Larry Greenberg
Joyce Zakim & Peter Greenspan
Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation
Nancy & Mark Belsky, MD
Susan B. Kaplan
Scott K. Belsky
Gila K. Belsky
Rabbi Jamie & Harold Kotler
Daniel L. Miller, Adam and Matthew Miller
Dorie Alexander Mufson & Michael Mufson
Rabbi Suzanne & Andrew Offit
Joyce & Bruce Pastor
Stepheny & Robert Riemer
Marilyn & Mitchel Ross
Nancy & Richard Rossman
Susan & Daniel (z”l) Rothenberg
Jill Cohen & Michael Savit
George and Beatrice Sherman Family Charitable Trust
Marjorie & Rabbi Mark Sokoll
Judith M. Spielman
Lisa & Neil Wallack
As of August 5, 2016