Harofeh: The Jewish Medical Society of Greater Phoenix

HaRofeh: The Jewish Medical Society of the Valley

Past Events

February 6, 2014, 6:30-8pm: Update on the American Health Care System and the Affordable Care Act

Please join us to meet Michelle Pabis, Executive Director of the Government and Public Affairs Department of Scottsdale Healthcare. She will educate us on the upcoming changes we are all anticipating.

There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring a friend!

Hosted by HaRofeh, the Jewish Medical Society of the Valley, a division of Valley Beit Midrash

Please contact Randi Rubenzik, M.D., at jbrodsky1@cox.net if you wish to attend. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, Noon-1:00 pm: The History of Human Experimentation

Hosted by Bentley Bobrow, M.D., FACEP and Stuart D. Flynn, M.D. • UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

Alan T. Lefor, M.D., M.P.H., visiting lecturer of the Jichi Medical University in Tochigi, Japan; Bentley Bobrow, M.D., FACEP, Medical Director at the Bureau of EMS and Trauma System of the Arizona Department of Health Services, Professor of Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center, and Faculty at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix; Stuart D. Flynn, M.D, Dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013 • Serving as a Medical Expert: Legal, Ethical and Financial Considerations

Presented by HaRofeh: The Jewish Medical Society of the Valley, a program of Valley Beit Midrash, and Jewish Legal Aid, a program of Start Me Up! and Valley Beit Midrash

Speakers: Nathan Laufer, M.D., is the medical director of the Heart & Vascular Center of Arizona; he is Vice President of the Arizona Medical Association, and is past president of the Maricopa County Medical Society. Sam Saks, J.D., is a partner at the law firm Cantelme & Brown, P.L.C., where he practices litigation; he is the founder of Jewish Legal Aid and is a member of the Arizona State Bar’s Board of Governors. Dwight Duncan is an economist and the founder and Managing Director of EconLit LLC; he has over 15 years of experience serving as an expert consultant and witness in various capacities.

Sam Saks and attendees 2

May 2nd, 2013: Update on Genetics

Presented in association with the Jewish Genetic Diseases Center of Greater Phoenix

Speaker: Kirk Aleck, M.D., Medical Staff Section Chief of Genetics and Metabolism at Phoenix Children’s Hospital; Sherman Minkoff, M.D., President of the Jewish Genetics Diseases Center of Greater Phoenix; Randy Gold, Co-Founder of Atlanta Jewish Gene Screen. 

Dr. Kirk Aleck - Temple Kol Ami

March 28th, 2013: Update on Telemedicine

Presented in association with the Maricopa County Medical Society

Speakers: Daniel Lieberman, M.D., MCMS President; Sue Sisley, M.D., MCMS Board Member; Janet Major, Associate Director of Facilities for the University of Arizona Telemedicine Program; Mike Keeling, Esq., drafted and introduced SB-1353, which mandates healthcare insurers to cover outlined services provided through telemedicine in rural regions after January 1, 2015.

For an event summary, please see Jewish Medical Society of the Valley Hosts “Update on Telemedicine” Event http://www.mcmsonline.com/news/2013/04/01/jewish-medical-society-valley-hosts-update-telemedicine-event 

To view a short video clip from the event, please click the below link

Update on Telemedicine event clip

Update on Telemedicine - Dan Lieberman, MD & attendees

November 20th, 2012: Ethics of Medicare Reform

Amitai Etzioni, Ph.D., Founder and Director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University

Ethics of Medicare Reform - Dr. Amitai Etzioni

November 10th, 2012: Shun the Sun Fun Run


October 4th, 2012: Sukkot with HaRofeh and CBT Davening Docs


HaRofeh’s Mission

To be the epicenter of Jewish medical identity in Greater Phoenix. A forum for medical students, residents, visiting physicians and local doctors to connect with the Jewish community. 


About HaRofeh

HaRofeh is a non-profit organization composed of medical professionals. HaRofeh is a subsidiary of Valley Beit Midrash, a collaborative organization that brings new, exciting and relevant Jewish programming to the Greater Phoenix Jewish community.

HaRofeh was started by like-minded physicians in Greater Phoenix to create a forum for academic, professional and social exchange. HaRofeh organizes various events throughout the year, including but not limited to lectures, round-table discussions, journal clubs, chavurot, fundraising, fun-runs and social events with other professional organizations.


For an article about HaRofeh in the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, please see Building community through medicine http://www.jewishaz.com/arts_life/building-community-through-medicine/article_109591ee-3a40-5ed3-8efd-667adfbef6a0.html


To view additional information about our events (future and past), please see HaRofeh’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/harofehphoenix


For information regarding HaRofeh events and our email list, please contact Randi Rubenzik, M.D., at jbrodsky1@cox.net.

For inquiries regarding HaRofeh’s page content, please contact Dane Klein, MS-III, at dane.klein@gmail.com.