Western Region

The Western region of American Friends of Sheba Medical Center is based in Los Angeles, California and proudly supports the largest and most comprehensive medical center in Israel and the entire Middle East. We are dedicated to raising awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba Medical Center’s compassionate care, cutting-edge research and comprehensive educational training.

Below are the areas in the U.S. that we currently represent.

Who we Are

Molly Soboroff
Western Region Executive Director
(310) 838-0700

Molly Soboroff is the Executive Director of Friends of Sheba Medical Center. Molly has over a decade of experience in Jewish nonprofits both as a professional and as a volunteer.

Born and raised in Santa Monica, California, Molly and her family are members of Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades.

Molly received her Masters in Business Administration in Nonprofit Management from American Jewish University and Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communication from Emerson College.

Sheba Medical Center represents a hybrid of Molly’s passions: supporting Israel, health and tikkun olam. She is honored to work with Friends of Sheba’s Board of Directors, fellow staff and community members to ensure Friends of Sheba Medical Center and Sheba Medical Center reach new heights.



Rachel Blankstein
Western Region Director of Events & Sheba 2.0 Young Leadership
(310) 838-0700

Rachel Blankstein grew up in Los Angeles, California. She attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a certificate in technology, arts and media. Prior to graduating, Rachel studied abroad in Israel for a summer semester at Tel Aviv University. During her time in Tel Aviv, she became passionate for Israel and decided she would move there after her graduation from university. In August, 2014 Rachel moved to Tel Aviv.

Upon moving back to Los Angeles in 2015, Rachel became very involved with Jewish causes which led her to pursue a career in the non-profit world. Rachel currently is the Director of Events & Sheba 2.0 for Friends of Sheba Medical Center in Beverly Hills. In June, 2019, Rachel had the opportunity to visit Sheba Medical Center for the first time. Rachel’s visit to the medical center left a lasting impression and solidified her passion for the organization.

Board of Directors


Helene Boston

Senior Vice President
Ruth Steinberger

Vice Presidents
Steve Hitter
Aron Shapiro
Carole Shnier

Vice Presidents
Shoshana Zar
Marilyn Ziering

Adrian Miller


Corporate Secretary
Agi Schwartz

Lynn Ziman

Gal Ben-Naim
Marianne Berman
Ben Boston
Parvin Djavaheri
Jean Friedman
Harry Green, M.D.

Ethie Hitter
Dan Katz, M.D.
Yekutiel Koschitzky
Barbara Lazaroff
Daphnah Nazarian
Judy Flesh Rosenberg

Yael Rubin
Stacy Shakiban
Judy Shapiro
Steve Soboroff
Judie Stein
Laura Stein, Esq.

Michel Steinberger
Inna Tuler
Sharona Veiseh
David Westley

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Young Leadership

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Throughout the years, Friends of Sheba Medical Center has shown incredible dedication to the innovative and integrated medical care that Sheba Medical Center provides to each and every patient. Our partnership helps Sheba to deliver the highest standards of medicine, research and technology – benefitting Israel and the entire world.

Contact Our Office

American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, Western Region
6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 615 | Los Angeles, California 90048
Tel: (310) 838-0700 | Fax: (310) 838-0717
Email: office@shebamed.org

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