Clinic is a low building with a red sign, seen here from the street
The Jewish Community Free Clinic in Santa Rosa (Photo/Gabriela Buchholz Athens)

Jewish Community Free Clinic in Santa Rosa to host open house

The Jewish Community Free Clinic in Santa Rosa will hold an open house and ceremony to mark the naming of the Judd Family Atrium. The free event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 21 at the clinic, 50 Montgomery Drive.

Dennis, Anna and Lillian Judd (who died in 2016) have been donors since the clinic’s founding in 2001. A plaque on the atrium wall will read, “In loving memory of Lillian, Emil and Irving Judd, and all the family members they lost in the Holocaust” and will include a quote from Holocaust survivor and family matriarch Lillian: “No matter how many hardships you went through, get rid of anger and live your life to the fullest.’”

In 1949, Lillian and her husband, Emil, moved from Europe to California. The couple ran a restaurant in Los Angeles before retiring to Santa Rosa in 1996.

The Jewish Community Free Clinic treats more than 1,500 uninsured patients a year. For information, go to jewishfreeclinic.org.

J. Staff