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Pictured (left to right): Jason Alexander and Professor Yitshak Kreiss, Director General, Sheba Medical Center
On Sunday, October 14th, Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer hosted an uplifting and inspiring 70th anniversary gala to celebrate 70 years of saving lives at Israel’s national hospital. 450 guests attended the sold-out event, which was emceed by actor, director and comedian Jason Alexander and raised more than $1 million for Sheba Medical Center. Dr. Itai Pessach, Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children’s Hospital at Sheba Medical Center, spoke about the unbelievable challenges and incredible rewards of his heroic efforts to save the lives of children of all ethnicities across the Middle East. Former Elite Israel Defense Forces Soldier, Ohad Ben-Ishay, provided a personal testimony of Sheba Medical Center’s life-saving expertise as he recounted his harrowing story of surviving critical shrapnel wounds to the head during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. At Sheba Medical Center, Ben-Ishay was treated and rehabilitated, enabling him to literally become a walking success story. Guests were also treated to an exclusive interview with Jason Alexander and Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, Director General of Sheba Medical Center, during which Prof. Kreiss provided remarkable insight into Sheba’s City of Health and the astounding accomplishments in patient care, medicine and research.