Dr. Gabrielle Klein was born in Toronto, Canada. She is the child of a Holocaust survivor, a man who driven by knowledge and the intention to teach his two daughters as much about our world as possible. Gabrielle devoured what her father had to teach.
Her intellectual growth took her down a road which lead to University of Toronto Medical School, where she ultimately graduated as a doctor. But Gabrielle was not only passionate about medicine. She had a deep seeded love for Israel. She says unabashedly, “I am a Zionist”.
Gabrielle, often known as Gabby, married Dennis Klein (a yeshiva friend of mine) and the two set about creating a family of six children, and eventually moved to Israel where they live in Efrat in Judea and Samaria. Nearby, in Beitar, Gabby built a practice where she tends predominantly to the Charedi community, the ultra Orthodox community in the area.
In this episode, Gabby speaks fondly of her patients and is deeply proud of her ability to help them enhance their lives through health care and education and advocacy. Gabby gives us insight into the thoughts and feelings of this often mysterious community, including those of men, women and children. It’s fascinating to hear.
Gabrielle is a type-A personality. She is a wife and mom, a loyal and committed daughter, a doctor and she loves adventures including her successful 2018 climb of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Shalva, a non-profit in Israel ‘that supports and empowers individuals with disabilities and their families’. I cringed when she spoke about maneuvering over thin crevices thousands of feet in the sky. I am not brave.
Listen to this episode of Hatradio! and learn about this fascinating and courageous woman who explores many facets of her life and the world in which we live in. Gabrielle Klein is inspiring to listen to and compels one to begin preparing for their own mountain climb.