Lakewood Hatzolah Takes On New CEO

FIRST REPORT: As Lakewood continues to take on its next growth spurt, the Vaad of Hatzolah announced the hiring of Rabbi Yisroel Feldman as the CEO of Lakewood Hatzolah. In the capacity of CEO, Rabbi Feldman will be undertaking the responsibility of supporting the Vaad, the captains and the members thus  enabling them to focus on their lifesaving mission while the administrative and planning work is being organized and dealt with by the new CEO.

The growth of the Lakewood community has been getting a lot of attention lately in different articles and Jewish media outlets. The US census bureau has identified Lakewood as the fastest growing town in New Jersey. What is less exposed in these articles is the back stage of the various organizations within our Kehilah and how each of them from the schools to social organizations are each grappling with their own techniques to address the pressing needs and requirements of the growing Lakewood kehilah.
 
Lakewood Hatzolah is no different in its stride to escalate its processes to address the growing kehilah’s requirements. Hatzolah  is uniquely challenged since it needs to address Lakewood’s growth in population and geography. Hatzolah has been strategically planning for years and BH successfully always been ahead of the curve in addressing the expansion issues of the organization and the emergency medical needs of the kehilah.

Rabbi Feldman comes with a background of being the comptroller of NYC Fire Department which oversees the Fire Departments and the Emergency Medical Services in NYC. Rabbi Feldman also worked and volunteered at many religious organization and is familiar with both EMS and communal responsibilities.  
 
“The mission of the new CEO position is to bring together all the functions of Hatzolah under a consolidated organized system”, Hatzolah says. “Operations, financial, administrative, legal, government affairs, technology and future planning will all be supported under one platform which will tremendously aid  the healthy growth of the organization”.
 
Aside from the growth of the call volume which in some recent days has peaked to over 20 responses a day, we all have been following the recent terrorist threats surrounding 9/11 of this year, the earthquake that was felt in Lakewood and Hurricane Irene that hit Lakewood.

“They have all been a wake up call that Hatzolah as an organization has to plan and be prepared for CH’V any potential disaster that should hopefully never come”.

At the inaugural meeting between Rabbi Feldman the Vaad of Hatzolah and the Captains of Hatzolah many discussion ensued  of coordinated efforts to shift Hatzolah into a bigger mindset with larger capabilities.

“The captains were impressed with Rabbi Feldman’s commitment to their critical life saving mission”, says Hatzolah. “Rabbi Feldman and the captains left the meeting feeling that  future of Hatzolah looks bright with many disciplines of experience coming together for the safety and benefit of each individual residing in Lakewood”. TLS.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. I dont mean to offend anyone. But why the “Rabbi” thing? Unless he has actually gotten Smicha… Otherwise lets just keep the “Rabbi” thing contained to the guys learning in yeshiva/kollel and the real ones with Smicha…
    Honestly i would feel more comfortable with a Mr/Dr… running a life-saving organization. All halachic questioned should be then forwarded to the ‘Rabbi’…

  2. i was waiting for a comment like #11-no hatzolah post cannot go without such a post-just everyone mind your own business and hatzolah knows whats they are doing and don’t need anyones adivce

  3. To answer #12, Yes, rabbi Feldman is a rabbi & has smicha & is a very learned person. Rabbi Feldman has over 35 years of expierence. Rabbi Feldman had a high position for many years at the FDNY as well as CFO for a few top companies, organizations & schools. Anyone that knows rabbi Feldman will tell you that he is a very special person & hatzola is very lucky to have him as their CFO. Mazel & brocha.

  4. All I can say is rabbi feldman is an askan as well as a chosuva person who does so much in private now the oilem will see what a special person he is.

    hatzla is a great organization now it has a great ceo

  5. I personally know rabbi feldmans son, he is a great person & a mentch.The feldmans are always there to help anyone at anytime.This position will be great for Rabbi feldman & the klal.Lakewood is lucky to have such a person as in rabbi feldman & I wish him & hatzalah much success!

  6. Hatzolah has made a great decision! Rabbi Feldman is the son of Rabbi Noah Feldman Z’tzal who was a godal hador & 1 of the leaders in America in Safrus. Rabbi Feldman himself is a true talmud chochum & a very big askan both here in lakewood & in NY where he use to live. Almost everything Rabbi Feldman does for the tzibur is done very quietly, now everyone in Lakewood has the zchuss of getting someone like Rabbi Feldman to be the CEO of a great organization. Hatzlocho raba meod!

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