Israeli Physician to Visit Valley

Bringing intimate knowledge of life in Israel, the practice of urology and of Western Galilee Hospital, Dr. Dov Engelstein will visit the Lehigh Valley from Oct. 23 to Nov. 6 as part of the Maimonides Society Visiting Physician Exchange Program.  The community is invited to attend a special brunch at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at which Engelstein will share insights into his medical practice as well as his perspective as an Israeli.

Engelstein served in the Air Force of the Israeli Defense Forces from 1970-73 and as a reserve officer until 1998. He earned his medical degree from the University of Bologna, Italy, in 1979 and completed his internship and general surgery rotations at Western Galilee Hospital before completing his residency in 1987 in urology at the Beilinson Medical Center in Petach Tikvah. 

The Maimonides Society of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley originated with the collegial exchange between physicians at what was then Nahariya Hospital and the then-Allentown Hospital almost 30 years ago. The relationships, exchange of ideas and encounters have strengthened the bond between communities and created many lifelong friendships.  

Maimonides Society members will engage with Engelstein on a professional and academic basis. Members of the general community are encouraged to invite him for an evening meal or a weekend excursion.  

To learn about how you can get involved, contact Judy Diamondstein at 610-821-5500 or


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