TEL AVIV (May. 26)
Rabbi Alexander Schindler was reported improving at Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, where he was taken last Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while touring Masada. Schindler, a leader of Reform Judaism in the U.S. is president of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and a former chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Schindler, 61, spent the critical first 24 hours after his heart attack in the intensive care unit at Soroka Hospital. His wife, Rhea Schindler, was at his bedside. Schindler suffered a heart attack 12 years ago.