Lederman talks to Society of Healers Division about Judaism and its role in compassionate medicine


Director, Society of Healers Division


In late August, the Federation’s Society of Healers Division held its opening program at the home of Sue & Fred Eaglstein. Guests heard a moving, heartfelt and very personal story from Amy Hirshberg Lederman, who spoke about the journey she and her late husband went on from the time he was a healthy, active, recently retired physician to his untimely passing due to lung cancer.


Lederman discussed what it means to practice humanistic and compassionate medicine and how living a life with strong Jewish values directly translates to a more successful medical practice. A big thank you goes out to the Eaglsteins for opening their home for this program as this event was just the first for healthcare professionals to attend this year. For more information about the Federation Society of Healers division, contact Erin Cohen at 904-448-5000, ext. 205 or at erinc@jewishjacksonville.org.