Recently, I had the privilege of experiencing a moving memorial for my father, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, who passed away last February.
The Rambam Hospital in Haifa honored my father by dedicating its shock trauma unit in his name.
In doing so, the group recognized all that my father accomplished in his lifetime for the state of Israel and Jews around the world.
Now, the hospital continues his legacy of helping others by providing life-saving aid around the clock through the new unit.
Over the years, The Fellowship has contributed millions of dollars to Israeli hospitals in need of protection.
Among the Fellowship-funded projects was Rambam’s fully fortified underground hospital — the largest of its kind in the world.
Because of my father’s hard work and dedication, millions of Israelis have been blessed with better and more secure medical care, while countless Christians have had the opportunity to help those in need and become a blessing to the Jewish people and nation.
During the naming ceremony, I felt great pride as I listened to the speakers recount the many good deeds that my father did in his life: his tireless efforts, his caring nature, and his self-sacrifice on behalf of Israel’s most vulnerable citizens.
And I felt great gratitude when I thought of all of the lives that would be saved in the future in the shock trauma unit that had been dedicated in his name.
I envisioned my father smiling down from heaven knowing that those in need of urgent care would have a place to turn, 24 hours a day.