I am a follower of Rabbi Hillel, who said, “If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?”
These ideas encompass tzedakah, mitzvot and tikkun olam.
Dr. Ben Williamowsky, son of Rabbi Chaim Williamowsky, was born in Lithuania and immigrated to the States in 1927. He has lived in the D.C. area since 1939. A graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School in 1948, Dr. Williamowsky received the Alumnus of the Year award in 1998. He is a ‘Fellow’ of the American Academy of Dentistry. (FACD). Past international president of the Alpha Omega Jewish Dental Fraternity, past chairman of the Alpha Omega US Foundation and the recipient of its Certificate of Merit and its Meritorious Service Award.
He received the Prisker Award from JSSA, the Myrtle Wreath award from Hadassah, the Maimonides Award from the Israel Bond Organization, the Man of the Year Award from Jewish National Fund, and the Community Service Award from the Maimonides Dental Society.
He is past chairman of Dental Pro-Bono Services for the Jewish Foundation for Challenged Children and for the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, and presently committee chair for the Alpha Omega/JSSA Pro-Bono Panel for dental care for Holocaust survivors.
He holds an honorary fellowship from Tel Aviv University and is a member of the TAU board of governors. He is a founder of that dental school as well as the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine at Hebrew University. He is presently being honored by the establishment of the Rothstein/Williamowsky Postgraduate at TAU Dental School.