Dr. Jerry P. Rabinowitz, C'73, M'77 Memorial Residency Scholarship Fund
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Fundraising goal $300,000.00
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Jerald D. Morris $250.00
Janice Gordon and Robert Kraftowitz
Regina Brooks $100.00
Lynn Sarver $50.00
Mark and Rabbi Cheryl Klein $72.00
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Jerry Rabinowitz, C'73, M'77 Memorial Residency Scholarship

Remembering Jerry Rabinowitz, C'73, M'77
Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz was a victim in the massacre that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue building in Pittsburgh on October 27, 2018. He was a decades-long member and former president of Reconstructionist Congregation Dor Hadash; one of three congregations that shared worship space in the building. Dr. Rabinowitz was killed while rushing to care for the wounded. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and a beloved family physician. 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). We need to tell his story every year, especially to young doctors, to ensure we rebuild our terribly unfortunate loss.
With the help of the family medicine residency program at the University of Pennsylvania, our donations will create the Jerry Rabinowitz C73 M77 Memorial Residency Scholarship - an endowed scholarship to be annually awarded to a 3rd year family medicine resident who embodies Dr. Rabinowitz's selfless devotion to patient care and community outreach. We hope this will be a meaningful tribute to a man who will be remembered for his boundless compassion and humanistic approach to his work as a physician.
Read more about Dr. Rabinowitz's life and legacy
Remembering Jerry Rabinowitz: 'Kind, gentle' doctor among the victims in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Synagogue shooting victim Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz remembered as 'one of the finest people'

A Doctor Who Died In The Pittsburgh Shooting Is Being Remembered As A Hero To Patients At The Start Of The AIDS Crisis

Former Penn classmates remember Jerry Rabinowitz: 'I don't think I've ever met a finer human being'
More about the Jerry Rabinowitz C73 M77 Memorial Residency Scholarship
Gifts by check may be made out to Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and mailed to the Penn Medicine Office of Development and Alumni Relations, 3535 Market St. Suite 750, Philadelphia PA 19104. Please note fund name in memo line. Contact us at 215-898-5164 or medalum@dev.upenn.edu with any questions or to discuss a multi-year commitment to the fund.
  • Will support a 3rd year resident in Penn's department of Family Medicine
  • Will be awarded annually
  • The selected resident will have demonstrated commitment to the community
  • https://www.pennmedicine.org/departments-and-centers/family-medicine-and-community-health
Donation messages
In Memory, and in Honor, of a true Hero.A Kind and Giving "MENSCH." --Jerald D. Morris
Jerry 's joy for living showed up in everything he did - his care for patients (including our family), his colleagues, his synagogue community, anyone needing a visit or a caring word. He was a treasure to the world. --Janice Gordon and Robert Kraftowitz
Jerry Rabinowitz, the best of the best, still very much missed and will never be forgotten. --Regina Brooks
As we remember our friend, Dr. Jerry on his 4th yahrzeit, may his soul be elevated by the spirit of those who performs acts of healing and goodness. --Mark and Rabbi Cheryl Klein
On this 3rd yahrzeit since Jerry was murdered, may his soul be elevated by those choosing to do acts of goodness in this world. May each scholarship recipient bring Jerry's spirit of healing to those in need. --Mr. Mark and Rabbi Cheryl Klein

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