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Holocaust survivor returns to Manhasset to celebrate 100th birthday with doctor who saved his life

Jack Betteil returned to North Shore University Hospital where Dr. Rutkin performed lifesaving surgery on him five years ago.

News 12 Staff

Nov 30, 2023, 2:02 AM

Updated 229 days ago

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A Holocaust survivor celebrated his 100th birthday in Manhasset Wednesday with the cardiologist who saved his life.
Jack Betteil returned to North Shore University Hospital where Dr. Rutkin performed lifesaving surgery on him five years ago.
Betteil says the secret to living a long life is to be kind to people and to eat a lot of oranges.


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