Lee Tessler, a board certified neurosurgeon from Port Washington will receive the Community Service Award at the Aleh Foundation Awards Dinner at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan on May 8.
Tessler is the executive director and co-surgical director of the Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery in Great Neck, Lake Success, Rockville Centre and Commack. He specializes in the treatment of primary brain tumors, metastatic tumors and meningiomas, using stereotactic surgery and radiosurgery.
Aleh Foundation executives are honoring Tessler for his "perfect blend of compassion, generosity and excellence as an accomplished neurosurgeon,” according to a press release, which also stated that the Port Washington resident "has devoted his life to selflessly treating people" and "cares deeply about those who are less fortunate."
The Aleh Foundation funds the provider of educational rehabilitative services to severely developmentally disabled children, operating in four cities in Israel. It aims to send highly specialized equipment to Israel for use by children with disabilities, including therapeutic communication toys; specialized cups and spoons; custom designed carriages and wheelchairs; hard-to obtain medicines; clothing and many personal items, all donated by generous supporters, according to a statement. The foundation is also expanding its services to include other select Israeli institutions in the areas of educational and recreational activities; therapeutic services; family respite funds for serious illnesses; medical care; and housing, food and clothing, according to the statement.
For ticket information, visit the Aleh Foundation website.