Thank you to everyone who has donated. With both GoFundMe and Penn's social fundraising site, we've raised over $175,000
from over 250 donors, for what is formally known as the 'Jerry Rabinowitz, C'73, M'77 Memorial Residency Scholarship.' The GoFundMe donations are listed on Penn's fundraising site as 'Friends of Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz'.From this point forward, all donations will be made directly through Penn
. Please refer to the following for further information on how to contribute. Again, thanks for everyone's contribution to creating a legacy for Dr. Rabinowitz. We look forward to the first recipient of the scholarship and its support of the University of Pennsylvania's Family Medicine Residency Program.
Penn Medicine Office of Development and Alumni Relations
3535 Market St. Suite 750
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Checks made out to:
'Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania' with 'Jerry Rabinowitz Memorial Residency Scholarship' written in the memo.
Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz was a victim in the massacre that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. Dr. Rabinowitz's death should 'be a call for all of us to model his compassion and urgency to heal the world' (Rabbi Cheryl Klein). He was killed while rushing to care for the wounded. Pittsburgh is a very strong community and he will undoubtedly be honored appropriately.
We, the medical community in Philadelphia, need to make sure that he is remembered and honored across the state. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. With the help of the family medicine residency program at the University of Pennsylvania, we are creating what we hope to be an annually awarded endowed scholarship for a graduating family medicine resident who embodies Dr. Rabinowitz's selfless devotion to patient care and community outreach. He was an excellent doctor and loved man. We need to tell his story every year, especially to young doctors, to ensure we rebuild our terribly unfortunate loss.
We continue to pray for the victims and their families and stand together against hatred.
Jonah Klein, MD
General Surgery Resident - Philadelphia
Son, Rabbi Cheryl Klein, Dor Hadash Congregation