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The Greatest Gift I Ever Gave

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I would strongly encourage others to give some thought to becoming a kidney donor. In today’s economy, it may be tough to make large charitable contributions – but the gift of life is guaranteed to be the single most significant donation you will ever make.

Rabbi Ari Sytner is spiritual leader of Brith Sholom Beth Israel Congregation, the only Orthodox shul in Charleston, South Carolina.

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2 Responses to “The Greatest Gift I Ever Gave”

  1. Peter Lucash says:

    I’ve known Rabbi Sytner for over 5 years, and what he did fits the kind of person he is. His manner is fairly low key, but he makes a big difference to so many people, congregants and others in the community alike.

  2. Ronit Havivi says:

    I am the recipien, I received the kidney from Ari and I am so happy since then. Ari has a great personality and also his wife, Chana, and theire childrens. They are all supportive and worm and kind. I could’nt have abetter donner then Ari, I fill he is my perfect match for the kidney donation. I will be always greatfull to him and his family. Thank you Ari for being you!!!

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