Rabbi Avraham Yeshayahu Heber (Haber), founder of the “Gift of Life” (Matnat Chaim) organization passed away on Thursday night at age 55 after falling victim to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The rabbi was placed on a ventilator at Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Medical Center, but the treatment failed to save him.
Rabbi Haber, a resident of Jerusalem, established Matnat Chaim to encourage kidney donations. His organization was going to celebrate its 800th kidney donation this week.
Baruch Dayan HaEmet.