Most of you who have followed the humanitarian aid work in Ukraine that was accomplished with funds raised from the Gesher Galicia Emergency Appeal will remember Igor Perelman, Игорь Перельман the secular head of the Ivano-Frankivsk Jewish community. You may also remember that Igor was stabbed outside the synagogue in an antisemitic attack. We did a podcast with Igor where he spoke about that attack and his aid work.
You can listen to the podcast here.
I am sorry to report that Igor is having some serious health issues and will be going into the hospital tomorrow for an operation that will be the first of several procedures that he will need over the near term. Please join me and the rest of the community in wishing him a full and speedy recovery.
Refuah shlemah my friend. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many here wanting to see you back on your feet and serving the community that is so dear to your heart and to our hearts as well.
We will keep everyone updated on Igor’s progress.
Dr. Steven S. Turner
President, Gesher Galicia