UPDATED: Rosh Kollel from Lakewood donating kidney to Yungerman in his Kollel (VIDEO)

Rabbi Aaron Zisow, a Lakewood father of 8 and Rosh Kollel of the Kollel of Western Monmouth County, became aware that one of the members of his Kollel was in need of a kidney.

When Rabbi Zisow brought up the possibility of going for testing, his wife enthusiastically agreed. Mrs. Zisow had been to an event arranged by Monmouth Torah Links where Renewal Kidney Donor Dr. Tamar Green spoke passionately about kidney donation, and was extremely supportive of her husband donating.

Today, through Rabbi Zisow’s selfless donation, he is enabling Daniel Simcha to bez”H have a vibrant life together with his young family.

Watch message below from Kidney Donor Rabbi Aaron Zisow.

“B”H Kidney transplants have a great success rate, however as with everything we do in life we need to have Siyata dishmaya that it be successful,” says Renewal.

Please take the time to be Mispallel for Kidney Donor: Aaron ben Baila Rochel, and Recipient: Daniel Simcha ben Toba Faiga.

UPDATE Tuesday: “B”H both surgeries were a success and transplanted kidney is functioning beautifully!” Renewal said.

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  1. The miracle of life….. Renewal made every step of the donor process as seamless as possible for me… Kol hakavod to yet another amazing kidney donor

  2. Yaasher koach to Rabbi Zisow and even greater to Mrs Zisow whose support made a huge impact on someone else’s life. As an altruistic kidney donor myself, I can attest to the fact that you and your family will also witness the positive impact. My children have learned so much from this journey. May Hashem grant both donor and recipient with a refua shelaima

  3. Kol hakavod! So special when a leader lives by example. Wishing you an easy and smooth recovery!

    Renewal is incredible, they will continue to be with you every step of the way!

  4. Kol Hakavod! IYH he and the recipient should have a smooth and speedy recovery. I firmly believe in what Rabbi Zisow said. If we would all truly feel that each one in Klal Yisroel is our brother/sister/mother/father; it would be a no brainer to donate our kidney to someone in need. As a kidney donor this was a huge feeling I had that guided me to donate. Donating has been THE most awesome experience of my life in the real sense of the word. I encourage everyone who can to step forward. There are so many of our brothers and sisters waiting for a yeshua.

  5. I am a Donor and I can speak as a donor , I donated 5 yrs ago only thing I regret is I can’t do it agin , This is feelings no one can understand but a donor could, Rabbi Zisow and your Dear אשת חיל and all the Kids should know the rest of your life you will be a REAL part of a other family , עם ישראל חי׳

  6. Mazel tov to yet another kidney donation! Being a kidney donor myself I must say Renewal really makes the process so easy and smooth sailing. So proud to be a part of the renewal family.

    Malky grunfeld

  7. As a kidney donor I get so happy when I read an article like this welcome to the family.

    When I donated about 9 months ago I did not know how my life will change but it changed a lot i got a new perspective in life it’s amazing the regrets that I have is that I can’t do it again and that i did not do it earlier.
    I hope that more people will join the family and I wish you and the recipient to have a full recovery

  8. As a recent kidney donor I’m so excited for you. I believe that Hashem gave us 2 kidneys so that we can give one away to someone in need. I’m learning more and more about the suffering that people with kidney disease face day after day. We need to spread awareness about kidney donation and more people will come forward.

  9. How beautiful! It’s amazing how the commentors are all donors too.. may there be no need for any such donors any longer!
    I am so proud to be a Jew!look at my family!

  10. Ouch. I feel like such a loser, I actually didn’t donate a kidney, yet. How embarrassing. But I do know R’ Ahron HaTzaddik from his parent’s neighborhood. R’ Ahron, what ur doing us amazing. Kol HaMatzil Nefesh Echad etc etc….
    I’m proud to even be your friend. Hatzlocha Rabbah !!

  11. So amazing that someone else has joined our ranks as a kidney donors. In America today a huge percentage of altruistic Kidney donors come from the Frum world. Renewal helps facilitate these life saving gifts and are with you every step of the way. But we need more. I would give a second one in a heartbeat if I had another one to share. I just spent Shabbos with my recipient and the family cannot stop telling me how I helped bring her back to life. Saving a life is typically much easier then you can imagine.

  12. I’m truly inspired by this and all other stories I hear of altruistic donors. However, I once heard that Renewal has more A+ blood type donors than recipients. If that’s no longer the case, maybe it’s time for me to donate.
    As for R’ Ahron, what a Tzaddik. I remember him from when he used to daven in Teitelbaum’s shul. What a special guy. Who’s also a big Chossid of the Ba’al Ma’aseh H-shem, just like me.
    I love the guy!!

  13. I just watched the video. I am so humbled. He looks at someone in his kollel like a brother. Plain and simple.
    R’ Ahron, who I know for many years from his Monmouth Ave days, takes Ahavas Yisroel to a whole new stratospheric level. He may be the Berdichiver of our generation.
    Hope the surgery went well.
    Maybe TLS can post an update from ReNewal on the progress on the donor and recipient.

  14. Welcome to the most amazing family of donors! I’m a proud kidney donor and I don’t think I would have be able to be zoche of such a big mitzva without renewal’s help. No other organization in the world measures to what renewal does in order to save hundreds of lives every year.
    May the donor and recipient have a full refoua!

  15. Wow! What an amazing story!!! As a kidney donor, all I can say is that the process is so wonderful. Renewal is there every step of the way. I hope that this article inspires some more special individuals from our Lakewood community to consider kidney donation.

  16. The entire Zisow family stands tall as leaders, teachers and role models for our entire community! Special recognition to the zisow parents, who raised their son to be a giver and an oheiv es habriyos to the point of giving himself to this degree! Mrs. Zisow (junior) – you are STILL teaching all of us!! Hatzlacha & Refuah shelaima to donor and recipient! If I can be of assistance . . .
    S Neuberger NP

  17. Welcome to the Kidney Donor Family!

    If anyone is thinking about donating – and wants to speak to a donor – feel free to reach out to me. My cell is 305-494-2055 (call/text/whatsapp)

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