An impressive ceremony was held to mark the grand opening of the Mental Health Centre at Mayanei HaYeshua Medical Centre—the first such centre in the world built for and adapted to the needs of the chareidi community.
New Mental Health Centre Opens at Mayanei HaYeshua in Bnei Brak
The event was held in a large tent erected especially for this purpose in the hospital’s parking lot. Hundreds of invited guests, among them Rabbonim, public figures and medical personalities, were in attendance.
The assemblage rose to their feet in respect when Gedolei Yisrael entered the tent.
Among the guests who graced the event were members of the Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah, eminent Roshei Yeshivah and Dayonim, who came to offer their blessings upon the completion of the medical centre, which was erected with great effort and investment, in light of the tremendous need in the community.
The founder and president of Mayanei HaYeshua, Rabbi Dr. Moshe Rothschild, delivered an emotional address describing the holy work of establishing the hospital 25 years ago, and the mental health department today.
He frequently mentioned Harav Shmuel Wosner, zt”l, who served as the chairman of the Halochoh committee of the hospital up until the period when the new department was being planned. When he became weak, he appointed Harav Yitzchak Silberstein Shlita in his place to head the Halochoh committee.
“As someone involved in the medical field for over 60 years I can declare that the biggest revolution in the medical world is in psychiatry. In the past, we heard about mentally ill people only once they passed away. Today, 90 percent of the problems can be resolved and people can be returned to their communities and families and function fully,” Dr. Rothschild said.
He warmly thanked Health Minister Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, and noted that it was a chessed from Hashem that the country has a minister that is mekadesh Shem Shamayim and who has been instrumental in helping so many people, on both a public and individual basis.