Letter: Should This Jew-Hater Be Working at CVS Pharmacy?

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing with regard to a comment I saw on a news-related Instagram feed for my Ocean County, NJ community called @TheLakewoodScoop.

Yesterday, Nov 14, that news feed posted some reporting from the recent march for Israel in Washington, DC, including video of several Orthodox Jews from this area. The comments were upsetting.

One comment especially concerned me, though, as the name was familiar.

I’ve attached screen shots of a comment by the Instagram handle @missarph, insinuating that Jews kill children.

It took me all of five minutes to ID that commenter as Maya Aly Samady, or Maya Issa, a pharmacist at the CVS in Brick, NJ.

I was, of course, alarmed that someone responsible for dispensing life-saving medicines to the community, many of whom are Orthodox Jews, would engage in such hate speech.

I felt duty-bound to flag this for the safety of the residents here. I can’t imagine customers of CVS would feel secure getting their medications here. I certainly would not, and will no longer be filling my subscriptions here.

I will be sure to share with my network.

The regional manager for CVS in Ocean and Monmouth county is Michele Becker
[email protected]

And then I would cc the head of northeast comms Tara Burke
[email protected]

A concerned Ocean County resident

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  1. Not at all. In fact a deeper investigation should be taken place at all medical facilities because we can not trust the Arab doctors to be honest in any reports or diagnosis regarding a Jewish patient. How do I know that the Jew hating nurses / doctors won’t lie in an examination and prescribe something that can cause more harm then good??

  2. Thank you very much for this information. I will no longer fill any prescriptions at this CVS. I hope CVS corporation does the right thing and does not employ her for any longer.

  3. I just got off the phone with CVS corporate office at (800) 746-7287. They were pleasant and understanding. My feeling was that if enough people call to complain, they will do something about it. Maya is actually the pharmacy manager at the Seaside Heights CVS.

    • No they shouldn’t! Reviews are by customers sharing their experience so the company will hopefully see where they can improve & better serve their customers or to let other customers know what to expect.
      Do you want to live in a society where 100’s of KKK members in Idaho give your Kosher restaurant in Lakewood 1 star because they don’t like you?

  4. This is terrible on multiple levels. Yes, she has posted “inappropriate” comments. But….before accusing her, lets get the pharmacy location correct. And we are back to the conundrum: Where does a personal life begin and end, where does the professional life begin and end?
    Does she have rights to free speech?
    Please do not condemn a group of people for the shortcomings of one.

  5. I hate to be the one to say it but in now, as it has always been, an extreme minority of non-Jews support us, and even fewer who support the modern State of Israel. The only way we can change their hatred toward us, is to accept and love other, regardless of our religious, political or cultural so-called differences. No amount of cancelling people for their hateful outbursts is going to change this, and it’s probably going to make them hate us even more and reinforce their views that we somehow run the world. They don’t even have the free will to love or hate us, it’s because of our loshon hora and sinas chinom.

  6. I mean, did she say anything wrong? It’s not like she is praising the killing of children and approving what happening? She is not condoning Hamas? She simply asked a question. Just because she has a professional medical position doesn’t mean she should be attacked for a comment on social media? I have personal dealt with her in her cvs locations and she is actually a very nice, sympathetic, helpful and professional person and is good at what she does. Don’t feel it is worth loosing their job over but should get a slap on the wrist.

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