Dr. Mendy Ganchrow
Dr. Rob Savarin, a Board-Certified surgeon, is completing his residency in colo-rectal surgery when such an invitation arrives unexpectedly. The problem is that Dr. Savarin is not only Jewish but also Orthodox and a devout Zionist.
This novel is based on an actual invitation from the Saudi Arabian government to Ganchrow to serve as a surgeon in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Mendy Ganchrow came to Rockland County after serving as a combat surgeon in Vietnam. There he also served as a volunteer Jewish Chaplain. He was promoted to Major and received the Army Commendation Medal. He became Chief of Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital and was then appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at NY Medical College.
In 1982 he founded and remained President of HUVPAC, then the largest pro-Israel political action committee in the country until 1995. A community leader, he served as President of the Community Synagogue of Money and ASHAR. In 1994 he became National President of the OU-Orthodox Union
In addition to his 4 books, he has written numerous Op-Eds on political, religious and general themes. His Op-Eds have been published in many newspapers.
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Admission includes a copy of the book and $10 of each admission will be donated through Jewish Federation & Foundation to Leket which works to alleviate hunger in Israel.