American Friends of Dental Volunteers for Israel (AFDVI), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, announced today a charity event featuring two of the stars of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. “Meet the Maisels: Behind the Scenes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” will be held at 7:30PM on Sunday, December 1, 2019 in the Septodont Lecture Hall of New York University’s College of Dentistry. Sponsored by Henry Schein, Inc., Septodont, I Fish Haines Alaska and Glacier View Lodge, Practice Perfect Systems, Drs. Douglas and Margo Woll and others, the event will benefit the Dental Volunteers for Israel (DVI) Trudi Birger Clinic in Jerusalem.
The DVI Clinic is the largest free dental clinic in Israel, offering state-of-the-art dental treatment to Jerusalem’s underserved and special needs children and at-risk youth, ages 4 to 26, and needy seniors, aged 65 and older, including Holocaust survivors,. Each year more than 100 volunteer dentists treat an average of 2,700 children and young adults and provide preliminary dental care to over 100 seniors receiving dentures.
Actors Michael Zegen (Joel Maisel) and Caroline Aaron (Joel’s mother Shirley Maisel) will share their experiences on the set of the Amazon Original Series which has won, among other awards, the 2018 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Television Series-Musical or Comedy. Mr. Zegen and Ms. Aaron won the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
“In 1958 New York, Midge Maisel's life is on track - husband, kids, and elegant Yom Kippur dinners in their Upper West Side apartment. But when her life takes a surprise turn, she has to quickly decide what else she's good at - and going from housewife to stand-up comic is a wild choice to everyone but her.”
Ms. Sara Lee Kessler, Anchor at NBC News Radio and 77 WABC, will be the moderator for the evening.
“We are thrilled to be able to present such a fun and interesting program for friends from around the world who support our work with the DVI Clinic, and for the new friends we are likely to make as fans of the actors and the show,” said Dr. Scott Dubowsky, President of AFDVI and DVI Clinic volunteer. “I think we all secretly dream of being on the set of a television show or movie to see how everything comes together. We can’t wait to hear from Michael and Caroline what exactly that’s like.”
More information about the event and tickets: www.americanfriendsofdvi.org/maisel.
About American Friends of Dental Volunteers for Israel
The mission of American Friends of Dental Volunteers for Israel (AFDVI) is to promote oral health and prevent suffering among children, youth, and the elderly, and to promote volunteerism and cross-cultural understanding. Through fundraising and volunteer recruitment efforts in the United
States, AFDVI supports the work of Dental Volunteers for Israel at the Trudi Birger Dental Clinic, which provides free dental care and oral health education to Jerusalem’s underprivileged and special needs children and at-risk youth regardless of racial, ethnic, or religious background. DVI also provides free preliminary care and dentures to needy elderly, including Holocaust survivors. For more information about American Friends of Dental Volunteers for Israel and the Trudi Birger Dental Clinic please visit us at www.americanfriendsofdvi.org,Facebook.com/AmericanFriendsofDVI, @americanfriendsofdvi on Instagram, and @friendsofdvi on Twitter
Dr. Scott M. Dubowsky, DMD, FAGD, AFDVI President and DVI Clinic volunteer treating a young adult at the clinic.
About Dental Volunteers for Israel and the Trudi Birger Dental Clinic
Since its founding in 1980, Dental Volunteers for Israel has been providing free dental care to Jerusalem's most underprivileged children. At the state-of-the-art Trudi Birger Dental Clinic, children and young adults of all faiths, referred by the Department of Social Welfare and shelters, are treated by dentists from around the world. Volunteering services range from routine to complex dental procedures. DVI also runs a comprehensive preventative dental care program to help young patients develop good, long-term oral health habits. In 2016, DVI expanded to provide free dentures to needy seniors, including Holocaust survivors. This worldwide work is made possible not only by the dentists who come to Israel and donate their time and expertise, but also by businesses and individuals who donate supplies, equipment, and financial resources for DVI’s operating budget.
Although oral care is a key contributor to overall health, it is often considered an unaffordable luxury to underserved people who have little choice but to do without it. DVI treats thousands of children and youth and hundreds of seniors each year at the clinic, yet there are many more who need help.
DVI has won awards from the Mayor of Jerusalem, the Israel Ministry of Health, and the Movement for a Better Israel, which notably lauded DVI for encouraging brotherhood and tolerance between Jews and Arabs.