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If you wish to make a donation for a different amount, please contact the office at (604) 257-5155 or at van@jnf.ca.



JNF Pacific Region is greatful for the generous donation made by Harvey & Jody Dales In loving memory of their cousin.

Bernard Uncyk November 15, 1917 – June 9, 2018

Bernard Uncyk was an unassuming man who above all else, loved God and the God given land of Israel. Bernard was a well educated young man in Poland, a Holocaust Survivor made possible in part by his heroic efforts, a hard worker with an expemlary work ethic, an integral member of the Beth Israel congregation, and a beloved member of the Slobin and Dales families. Yet he was also a man who personified modesty. In fact, it was this trait that inspired the inscription on his headstone: Humble and Righteous All the Days of His Life”. It was of particular importance to Bernard that his last will and testament provided for the Jewish community that he held so dear. His generous gift to JNF, designated to The Hertzog (Mental Health) Center Jerusalem perfectly aligns with Bernard’s priorities; to love his fellow Jew and his beloved Homeland.

The Glassman PTSD and Mental Health Centre

Herzog Hospital in collaboration with the Jewish National Fund of Canada will establish Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman Ambulatory Center, enabling Herzog to combine all ambulatory services under one roof. This addition will consolidate into one central facility the hospital’s Community Mental Health Center, Children’s Clinic, and Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, currently scattered in different buildings throughout Jerusalem. With demand for services continually increasing, this new donation of the Glassman family and JNF Canada will streamline and improve the comprehensive outpatient care that Herzog provides.

Cardiologists' bios


Arthur was awarded the Hamber Gold Medal as head of the graduating class in medicine at UBC, and was class president. After post-graduate training in Canada and USA he qualified as a specialist in Internal Medicine and in Cardiology both in Canada and the USA. He served as director of cardiac catherization and intervention laboratories at St. Paul’s Hospital for twenty years where he pioneered coronary angioplasty and balloon valvuloplasty. He enjoyed teaching students, residents and practicing physicians, and was chosen repeatedly as Best Teacher of the year by house staff at St. Paul’s Hospital. He spent a sabbatical at Harvard University. He is the author of over 100 published medical articles.

He is Clinical Professor Emeritus Medicine, UBC.

He was on the Board of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC and served as Chair of Ethical Standards Committee and President. He is retired from clinical cardiology practice. Currently he is the cardiology consultant to Lifelabs BC. While in this administrative position he developed a Quality Assurance Peer Review program.

He represented the Student Zionist Organization of North America at the Second Annual Jewish Youth Congress in Israel, where he met David Ben Gurion. Dr. Dodek has presented cardiology lectures at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was a member of Board of Governors University of Haifa for eight years. He visited Israel frequently, including leading a mission to Israel from JFGV during the second intifada.

Dr. Saul H. Isserow
Director, VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health Director, Cardiology UBC Hospital Director, Sports Cardiology BC

Dr. Isserow graduated in Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1986, and then moved to Canada where he practiced as a family physician until pursuing a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation, and later a residency in internal medicine at the University of British Columbia. He completed a fellowship in Cardiology at UBC in 1996, and has been pursuing his career as a Cardiologist at VGH and UBC Hospital since 1997. He is actively involved in both patient care and research and is the Head of Clinical Cardiology at UBC as well as the Director of the VGH Centre for Cardiovascular Health. He has received numerous awards, including the Award for Clinical Excellence from Vancouver Coastal Health for 2008 and Master Teacher Awards from the Department Of Medicine and from the Department of Anesthesia. He received the most prestigious teaching award from UBC, The Killam Prize for 2019.

He is the founder and Medical Director of Sports Cardiology BC.

Dr. Zach Laksman

Dr. Laksman is a Clinician Scientist at the University of British Columbia and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and the School of Biomedical Engineering . Clinically he works as a Cardiac Electrophysiologist at St. Paul’s and Vancouver General Hospital where he is the St. Paul’s Hospital Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Clinic and the British Columbia Inherited Arrhythmia Clinic. Dr. Laksman holds a Professional-Investigator award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and is an Early Career Investigator at the Center for Heart Lung Innovation. Dr. Laksman was named one Canada’s top 40 under 40 in 2019.

Dr. Joshua Wenner
Cardiologist and Cardiac Intensivist
Royal Columbian Hospital

Dr. Wenner grew up in Vancouver and attended medical school at the University of British Columbia. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Ottawa before moving back to Vancouver for cardiology fellowship at the University of British Columbia. He then completed a critical care medicine fellowship at Stanford University. He has been practicing clinical and critical care cardiology at Royal Columbian Hospital since 2019. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia Department of Medicine.

When & Where

Cardiologist Panel

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Evening Programme: 7:00pm via ZOOM

Contact Us

Jewish National Fund of Vancouver

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Email: van@jnf.ca
Telephone: 604.257.5155

Ilan Pilo
Executive Director
Tel: 604.257.5155
Email: ilan.pilo@jnf.ca