Dr. Harvey Hirsch zt”l

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It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the petirah¬†of Dr. Harvey Hirsch zt”l, a pediatrician at the Chemed (Center For Health Education, Medicine & Dentistry) clinic in Lakewood, New Jersey. He was 68 years old.

Dr. Hirsch was known for his kindness and the respect and compassion he showed to the patients under his care.

A true hero and tzaddik, Dr. Hirsch was moser nefesh to take care of the cholim who came to him.

Dr. Hirsch graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine in 1978 and completed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center.

After working for two decades at his Wee Care private practice in Manalapan, NJ, Dr. Hirsch joined Chemed. Dr. Hirsch was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and during his time in Manalapan, was awarded the NJ Top Doctor Award 2011 by NJ Monthly Magazine and the NJ Favorite Kids Doctor 2012 by NJ Family Magazine.

Recently, despite being unwell and very weak, and despite concerns about being exposed to coronavirus patients at this time, he insisted on taking care of everyone who came to him.

Throughout the week and on Shabbosos and Yomim Tovim, Dr. Hirsch made himself available at all hours to address people’s medical emergencies and questions, whether the people were his patients or not.

Hit patience and savlanus were awe-inspiring, as he gave every person all the time they needed, always doing so with a smile and a kind word.

Dr. Hirsch had a remarkable ayin tov and never a negative word. He would be consumed with worry over every adult or child who needed a refuah, and sought to do whatever he could to find an answer to people’s challenging medical concerns.

Dr. Hirsch is survived by his wife, Mrs. Yehudis Simcha Hirsch, and their family.

Yehi zichro boruch.



  1. Baruch Dayan Hememet. Not only was he an incredibly dedicated and available doctor which is a rarity in medicine today especially in lakewood, (gave people his number to call and text etc) he also offered to help his patients many ways, i know People he offered to help financially. He was an incredibly generous and sensitive soul.

  2. BDE A tremendous loss for the entire community. Was always available to alleviate a child’s ailment or in most cases to relieve a parents worry. He was also a very skilled Doctor.

  3. Very sad day. An absolutely beautiful man. He took care of my kids from birth till he moved on from Weecare. EVERY doctor should aspire to be so kind and caring. Truly one of a kind. Can not say enough kind words about the man. May God bless his soul. Many heartfelt condolences to his family from mine.

  4. devastating. a true tzaddik, wouldnt leave work till 2 a.m. and then going home to learn the daf…answered texts in middle of night, was always available with his huge smile. what a huge loss fro klal yisroel. may his family have a nechama…

  5. Yehudis My deepest sympathy. Harvey and I were in Medical school together. he was a great guy. We both pursued pediatrics. I am in Atlantic County in practice. I was shocked to see his picture on the NJ Coronavirus update with the governor.


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