Living in Decatur, Sivan Mazal Ben-Moshe practices geriatric medicine in an outpatient clinic at Emory and provides palliative care services. During a fellowship at Mount Sinai in New York, she was invited to HaEmek Medical Center in Afula to help establish Israel’s first pilot program in palliative medicine for an underserved population under the national organization Clalit. The project remains close to her heart.

Every year during Yom Kippur we say a phrase that roughly translates to “Do not cast me off in old age,” Ben-Moshe said. “It is a reminder of our need to respect and take care of our older adult population.”

A member of Congregation Shearith Israel, she hopes to continue her work in palliative care while serving the community. Originally from Dunwoody, she attended middle school and high school in Israel. She then served as an Israel Defense Forces instructor in the Sar-El volunteer program. Now she is raising two children with husband Zachary Bercu. Ben-Moshe said she is impressed by the dynamic expansion and culture of the Atlanta Jewish community.

“From PJ Library events to the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and Atlanta Jewish Music Festival, there is no shortage of Jewish culture and life in Atlanta.”

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