Halachic Organ donor Society, 3926 W. Touhy Ave, Suite #365, Lincolnwood, IL, 60712-1028. Phone: 646-599-3895, Email: office@hods.org


Here you will find videos of Rabbi discussing their position on brain death and organ donation, educational videos and personal stories related to organ donation.

Rabbis Rabbis Other Videos

Rabbi Dovid Feinstein
spoke with Rabbi Feinstein

Rabbi Avraham Steinberg
spoke with Rav S.Z. Auerbach

Brain Death Explained
Whiteboard – 3 min.

Rabbi Moshe Tendler
spoke with Rabbi Feinstein

Rabbi Mordechai Halperin
spoke with Rav S.Z. Auerbach

What is Brain Death?
3D Animation – 7 min.

Rabbi Mordechai Tendler
spoke with Rabbi Feinstein

Rabbi Moshe Tendler & the Halachic Definition of Death
Dr. Noam Stadlan

Israelis Dying

Tia Powell

Rabbi Shabtai Rappaport
spoke with Rabbi Feinstein

Rabbi Yigal Shafran
spoke with Rav S.Z. Auerbach

Missed Opportunity to Save Lives

Dr. Frank Veith
spoke with Rabbi Feinstein

Rabbi Sha’ar Yashuv Cohen
Chief Rabbi of Haifa


Dr. Ira Greifer
spoke with Rabbi Feinstein

Rabbi Moshe Felsman
Died Waiting for a Kidney

Robby Berman
‘Waking Up’ From Brain Death

Dr. Arthur Eidelman
spoke with Rabbi Feinstein

Rabbi Carmel

Rabbi Yosef Carmel
spoke with Rav Shaul Yisraeli

Robby Berman
Living Kidney Donor

Rabbi Binyamin Walfish
spoke with Rabbi Soloveitchik

Rav Shlomo Amar
Sephardic Chief Rabbi of Israel

Tia Powell

Robby Berman
Organ Donation in Halacha

Rabbi Maurice Lamm z”l
spoke with Rabbi Soloveitchik

Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv

Robby Berman
Payment for Organs

Rabbi Yechiel Halevy
Secretary General
Chief Rabbinate of Israel

Rabbi Gedaliah Rabinowitz
Rosh Kollel, Jerusalem

Robby Berman on Channel 10

Rabbi Ari Marcus
Reishit Yerushalayim/Genesis

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz
Israel Inst. for Talmudic Publications

HODS on Ch. 7 news

Rabbi Ariel Holland
Yeshivat Tekoah

Tia Powell

Rabbi Tzvi Flaum

Lionel Zuckier

Dr. Lionel Zuckier
Imaging of Intracranial Blood Flow

Rabbi Moshe Gutnick
Dayan Sydney Beth Din

Rabbi Jeremy Wieder
Yeshiva University

What Kidney Donors Need to Know

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein z”l
Yeshivat Har Etzion

Rabbi Shlomo Aviner
Chief Rabbi of Bet El

Tia Powell

Dr. Tia Powell
Montefiorre-Einstein Medical Center for Bioethics

Rabbi Yitzchak Sheilat
Founder & Senior Lecturer
Yeshivat Birkat Moshe

Rabbi Shloosh

Rabbi David Shlush z”l 
Chief Rabbi of Netanya


Dr. Robert D. Truog
Harvard Medical School

Rabbi Nachum Rabinovitch
Rosh Yeshiva Yeshivat Birkat Moshe

Rabbi Hershel Schachter

Edward Kornreich, J.D.
Legal Ramifications

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin
Chief Rabbi of Efrat


Family Overrides Card

Other Videos Other Videos Other Videos

Jackie Leifert
Wife of Organ Recipient & Donor

K E Powerly

Kathleen E. Powerly
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Mamoo Family

Donated Kidney
Mamoo Family

Dr. Yonatan Halevy
Director of Shaare Zedek Hospital

Lisa Seymour

Lisa Seymour, R.N.
Cadavaric Donation Process

Goodman Family


Ismail Katib
An Arab Donating to Jews

Dr. B. Paul White
Anatomy & Physiology

Israeli TV News – English August, 2007 HODS Saves Israeli Soldier

Israeli TV News – English August, 2007 HODS Saves Israeli Boy

HODS Organ Donor on Israeli TV

Rabbi Dr. Edward Reichman
History of Definition of Death

Jerusalem Burial Society
Mr. Chananya Shachor

Joel Cohen

Dr. Joel Cohen
Anatomy & Physiology

Rev. Accepts Brain Death Supports Organ Donation

Imam Accepts Brain Death
Supports Organ Donation

Elaine Berg
NY Organ Donor Network

Dr. Jacob Lavee
Sheba Medical Center

Prof. Nurit Guttman
Tel Aviv University

Dr. Tamar Ashkenazi
ADI, Israel’s Organ Donation Center

Prof. Meir Brezi
Hadassah University Hospital

History of Brain Death
21 min. – 1989

N.Y. Academy of Medicine
Metropolitan Ethics Network

HODS Sponsored
Womens Football Team

Astronomy Event

MK Rabbi Dov Lipman

Lives Impacted by Organ Donation

Hetty (Washkansky) Berman
Niece of 1st Heart Recipient

Rabbi Chezy Deren


Public Service Announcement

RT_Organs Scandal

RT News: Israeli Organ Trade Scandal

March 2013

Meredith Needs Lungs

PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour: Organ Trafficking

3rd Annual Race
March 2014

RT_Israelis Charged

RT News: Israelis charged with trafficking human organs

CH7_Brooklyn Rabbi

CH7 News: Brooklyn Rabbi Arrested


4th Annual Race
March 2015

Tamar Bezalely

Alex Goldstein

5th Annual Race

5th Annual Race
May 2016

Archie Bunker
on Organ Donation

Dr. Yonatan Halevy on the Importance of HODS

6th Annual Race
May 2017

Spare Parts

BBC Radio
Heart & Soul

May 7, 2017


Dr. Kourosh Adhami

Blu Greenberg
Mother of Organ Donor

WCBS News Radio covering
HODS Race 2017

Halacha Headlines Podcast
December, 2017

Organ Donation in France
February 2018

7th Annual Race
June 2018

Alhurra News
November, 2017

Arab Children go to the Beach

Prof. Guy Alexandre
Transplant Surgeon

Robby Berman
BBC Radio Interview

A Mother’s Journey

HODS Featured on “SOON BY YOU”

One educational video was sponsored in memory of Bernie and Lucille Katz.


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