Spotlight on the man behind the scenes - Dr. Edward Zissman, Human Service Award winner


August 5, 2022

Dr. Edward Zissman

When Dr. Edward Zissman came to Orlando in 1972 to serve for two years as chief of pediatrics at the Naval Hospital, the Orlando Jewish community had no idea of what an impact his arrival would bring. A soft-spoken and unassuming man, his suggestions and guidance helped bring into being the Hebrew Day School (now the Jewish Academy of Orlando), the PJ Library, and the Jewish Federation's Tay-Sachs Disease Screening program, which at the time was the second U.S. community to have a successful screening test. He also served on many capital, re-dedication and Life and Legacy campaigns and served...

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