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Gala Benefit Dinner

Tuesday, June 18, 2013



On June 18 2013, American Friends of Soroka Medical Center held their Gala Benefit Dinner at The Harvard Club in NYC, honoring two extraordinary individuals profoundly devoted to Soroka, Israel’s busiest hospital and the only major medical center in the southern half of the country. Over 250 attendees enjoyed a concert by the Gerard Edery Ensemble, a magnificent silent auction, and moving presentations.

Dr. Shimon Glick, who has enjoyed a remarkable 40 year tenure, inspiring and nurturing generations of medical professionals at Soroka, received the Visionary Leadership Award. One of Soroka’s most luminous leaders, Glick’s career includes world-class accomplishments in medical science and patient care, and international stature in modern Jewish Medical Ethics. Professor Glick enjoys a strong global professional network, emanating from his cutting-edge research and advocacy. Colleagues from Coney Island Hospital, The Columbia/Ben Gurion Medical School for International Health, Mount Sinai and the Arthur P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine were among those who joined in this tribute.

Mandy Patinkin, actor, singer, and star of Homeland, recognizes in Soroka cutting-edge medical expertise, coupled with a singular humanitarian focus. He is greatly inspired by the vital role Soroka plays in the health of the underserved and diverse populations of the Negev. Mr. Patinkin received the Statesman for Health award.

The Honorary Co-Chairs for the event were Professor Deborah Lipstadt, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Cheryl and Philip Milstein and Rabbi Marc Schneier. The Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation served as event Co-Chairs.

The Gala also provided American Friends of Soroka Medical Center with the opportunity to publicly thank Dr. Michael Sherf for his 6 years of inspirational leadership as Director of Soroka Medical Center, and to welcome Dr. Ehud Davison as Soroka’s new Director General. Dr. Sherf has assumed responsibility as Deputy Director General and head of the Hospital Division at Clalit, Israel’s largest healthcare organization, a position held most recently by Dr. Davidson.

Proceeds from the dinner were dedicated to the building of Soroka’s new Comprehensive Cancer Center, which will transform cancer care in the Negev. Via this critically needed major development project, Soroka will insure that in the near future Cancer Care in the southern half of Israel will be delivered seamlessly in a state-of-the art facility.

Through delivery of urgently needed medical care to the entire, diverse population of the Negev, Soroka relieves suffering and saves lives, making an exceptional contribution toward a future of security and peaceful coexistence for Israel. This unique healthcare institution is truly an Israeli national treasure.

To play a role in realizing this vision of providing the best and most complete cancer care to all citizens of the Negev, please contact Rachel Heisler Sheinfeld, Executive Director, AFSMC, at 914725-9070, , www.Soroka.org

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Rachel Heisler Sheinfeld
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