Veteran’s Day Brunch
honoring our military veterans
sponsored by the Men’s Clubs of
on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.
A physician’s personal account of the Yom Kippur War
Itzhak Brook, M.D., M.Sc., Professor of Pediatrics
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC
Dr. Brook’s presentation will include a description of the historical background of the Yom Kippur War and its effects on the Israeli society, as well as his own personal experiences and challenges as a battalion physician in the Sinai. He will speak on the physical and psychological traumas his soldiers had to cope with, the effect of religion on them, the cost of war in human life and suffering, and the daily struggle for survival in the difficult war which threatened Israel’s existence.
Dr. Brook was born and raised in Haifa, Israel and earned his medical degree from Hebrew University, Hadassah School of Medicine, in Jerusalem. He served in the Israeli army as a medic in the Six Day War in 1967 and as a battalion physician during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in adult and pediatric infectious diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. He served in the medical corps of the US Navy for 27 years.
He has authored several hundred publications in scientific journals and ten textbooks.
He authored the books: ” In the Sands of Sinai- A physician’s Account of the Yom Kippur War” and “My voice – a physician’s personal experience with throat cancer.”
Dr. Brook is a speaker for the Israeli Embassy in Washington DC on the Yom Kippur War.
No charge for veterans and veteran’s wives or widows; $10 for nonveterans
Brunch at 10:00 a.m. following Shacharit services at 9:00 a.m.
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