Last Thursday, on December 5, 2013, Or Ahavah was proud to hear Dr. Linda Wexler’s name called as our honoree during the Women of Distinction program. Several women from a variety of Jewish organizations were honored for the work that they have generously given to the Jewish community and beyond. It’s a fabulous event. It is inclusive of the mitzvah mavens so well known in the Tampa Jewish community and other mitzvah mavens who we are hearing about for the first time.
Two pictures of Linda are posted on the website, one with Rabbi Deb and the other with her husband Colby. Based on a write-up submitted by Or Ahavah, here is what was written in the program and spoken about Linda as she was called up to be honored:
“Linda has been an active supporter of Or Ahavah for more than seven years. She was a primary care physician in Dunedin from 1979-2008, and a staff physician at the VA from 2008-2012 prior to her retirement. Linda’s background as a physician makes her a healing presence at Or Ahavah who embodies the teachings and ethics of Judaism. Since 1996, she has provided educational seminars on end of life issues for local and international groups including the Association of Death Educators and Bereavement Counselors, Women in Thanatology, and Hospice. Linda was also involved with the Jewish Film Festival from 2006-2009. Linda is married to Colby Munger. She and her late husband, Mel Wexler, have three children and six grandchildren.”