Rick Hodes: Tzedakah in Ethiopia
The Duke Center for Jewish Studies is proud to welcome Dr. Rick Hodes to campus for a discussions about Tzedakah (charity/ moral and societal obligations) in the real world.
Rick Hodes is an American doctor who has lived and worked in Ethiopia for over 20 years. He is the Medical Director of Ethiopia for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a 95-year old NGO. Over the years, he has been in charge of the health of Ethiopians immigrating to Israel. Currently, he is the senior consultant at a Catholic mission helping sick destitutes with heart disease (rheumatic and congenital), spine disease (TB and scoliosis), and cancer. He has also worked with refugees in Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania, Somalia, and Albania.
In addition to the documentary "Zemene," made about his work in Ethiopia; his work has also been featured in the book "This Is A Soul." More about Dr. Hodes and his work can be found on his website: https://rickhodes.org/