Executive Director’s Message

As we begin the New Year, and I begin my tenure as Executive Director, I am proud to share a few updates about the amazing work of Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and updates on Friends of Sheba events.

Sheba’s Humanitarian Mission to Zambia:

A delegation from Sheba’s Israel Center for Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Response arrived in the African country of Zambia last Friday to treat victims of the cholera epidemic. The outbreak has already claimed the lives of over 50 people.

Israel is the first country to send a medical delegation to provide assistance.

Here is an exclusive behind-the-scenes-look with Dr. Elhanan Bar-On, Israel Center for Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Response at Sheba Medical Center, on site in Zambia:

A member of the Israeli team sent to Zambia that included two physicians and one water engineer, in Lusaka, Jan. 8, 2018. (Courtesy of Sheba Medical Center)

For more information, here are some articles about this humanitarian mission:

Heart 2 Heart Salon:

Professor Michael Shechter, Founder & Director, Research Department Cardiology Hospital at Sheba Medical Center joined us to give an expert lecture on heart function and disease. For an overview of the discussion, see the story below.

Thank you very much for Ruth and Michel Steinberger for hosting this wonderful event.


Women of Achievement Luncheon:

This past week, we held our first meeting for the Women of Achievement Luncheon, which is scheduled for Thursday, April 26. Thank you to event chairs Helene Boston and Parvin Djavaheri, who along with honorary chair, Lynn Ziman and vice-chair Beverly Cohen, are creating an inspirational event.

Thank you for your leadership and support of Friends of Sheba Medical Center. I look forward to working together on behalf of this amazing institution.


David Levy
Executive Director

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