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Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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Son of <private> Rechnitz and <private> Rechnitz (Lapidus)
Husband of Private User
Father of Sara Ayala Rechnitz; <private> Rechnitz; <private> Rechnitz; <private> Rechnitz; Minor Child and 3 others
Brother of <private> Rechnitz

Managed by: Shneur Belsky
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About Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shlomo_Rechnitz

Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz (born 1971, Los Angeles) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of TwinMed, LLC and owner of Brius Healthcare Services, the largest nursing home provider in the State of California.

Shlomo Rechnitz was born on July 29, 1971 in Los Angeles, California.[citation needed] For high school, he attended the Mesivta of Long Beach in New York and then went to the Mir Institute in Israel where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Talmudic Law.

In 2006, Rechnitz bought his first nursing home in Gardena, California.[4] In 1998, Shlomo Rechnitz incorporated TwinMed, LLC in Los Angeles with his twin brother, Steve Rechnitz.[5] TwinMed distributes medical supplies and solutions throughout the United States to nursing homes and hospitals. They are based in Santa Fe Springs, California and they have warehouses in California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Florida and New Jersey.[6] He is also the owner of Brius Healthcare Services, the largest nursing home provider in California.[7] In 2014, 23 nursing homes owned by Rechnitz received a total of 50 serious deficiencies graded G or higher by the federal government.[8]

In 2014, Rechnitz released an album featuring many of the most famous Jewish singers including Mordechai Ben David, Avraham Fried, Benny Friedman, Shira Choir, Itzik Dadya, Lipa, Ohad, Shloime Daskal, Kinderlach, Levy Falkowitz, Yoeli Greenfeld, Moishe Mendlowitz, Motty Steinmetz and Uzia Tzadok. The proceeds from the album went to the Keren Hashviis fund to support Israeli farmers keeping the laws of Shmita.[9]

Philanthropy and community work[edit] Rechnitz reportedly spends half of his day overseeing the Shlomo & Tamar Rechnitz Charitable Foundation which distributes funds to over 1,100 institutions yearly. He is known in the Los Angeles area for opening his home every Saturday night to listen to the needy and to hand out charity.[10] Rechnitz donated $5 million to the Mir Yeshiva in November 2011 when the head of the yeshiva, Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, died suddenly, leaving the institution with $15 million in debt. Rechnitz donated $5 million to support the yeshiva and encourage others to come to its aid. Soon after Rechnitz's donation others followed suit and the debt was paid in full within three months.[1][11] In December 2011, Rechnitz purchased a creditor’s note against Chabad of California’s headquarters in Westwood for $2.35 million in order to help the organization avoid foreclosure[1] After Hurricane Sandy, Rechnitz gave $1 million to aid in the rebuilding of Orthodox Jewish day schools and to assist the families whose children attend those schools[1]

In 2012 Rechnitz heard about Diane Aulger, a mother of five in North Texas that had her labor induced few weeks early so that her husband could meet their daughter before he died from pulmonary fibrosis. Upon hearing the story, Rechnitz personally phoned Augler himself and sent her $20,000.[1][12] In the autumn of 2014 Shlomo pledged $2.5 million to the Lakewood Cheder School's building campaign, enabling the school to finish their new building and thus allowing the children to begin school on time.[13]

In June 2015, Rechnitz donated $250,000 to restore the Mount Zion Cemetery in East Los Angeles. Mount Zion, also known as the “orphan cemetery,” is the final resting place of many of the founders of the Los Angeles Jewish community, but has been neglected, and even vandalized, over the years.[14] In November 2015, while on a layover in Dublin, Rechnitz purchased hot meals for 400 US troops when he saw they were eating bagged lunches while other passengers dined at airport restaurants.[15]

Honors and awards[edit] Shlomo Rechnitz is the President of Torath Emeth and he is the first Chairman of the Board for the Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation[16] In 2012, Shlomo Rechnitz and his brother Steve were awarded the UCLA ICON Award for Visionary Leadership in Business and Philanthropy.[17]

In 2012, Shlomo and his wife Tamar were honored with the Chabad Annual Convention Charity Award for helping to rescue the West Coast Chabad.[18] On August 1, 2012 Rechnitz was honored as the keynote speaker of the 12th Siyum HaShas event at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The event attracted more than 90,000 people and celebrated the conclusion of the 7 1⁄2-year learning cycle of the Babylonian Talmud.[19][20] In November 2013, Rechnitz was honored at the 12th annual Eagle & Badge Foundation Gala for his commitment to sending $10,000 to the families of each California police officer that fell in the line of duty.[21]

Personal life[edit] Shlomo Rechnitz and his wife Tamar (née Belsky, daughter of Rabbi Yisroel Belsky)[22] live in Los Angeles, California, with their six children.[citation needed]

Shlomo plays the piano and drums. He has composed songs featured in popular Jewish music CDs.[23][24][unreliable source?] In 2014, he released an album of his compositions, Shir (which is the initials of his name in Hebrew - שיר), to benefit Israeli farmers observing Shmita. The album featured popular Jewish singers, including Mordechai Ben David, Avraham Fried, Lipa Schmeltzer,Motty Steinmetz, Benny Friedman, and Ohad Moskowitz.[25]

Bought nurse the winning power ball ticket[edit] A day before the drawing Shlomo Rechnitz bought just under 18,000 Powerball tickets (at $2 each) and then gave them all away in the biggest lottery in the history of the world. Shlomo Rechnitz.[26] A registered nurse at Park Avenue Healthcare & Wellness Centre, in Pomona, discovered shortly after the drawing that she held a winning ticket — and will split the $1.5 billion prize [27][28] [29]

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Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz's Timeline

1971
July 29, 1971
Los Angeles, California, United States