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American Friends of Soroka Medical Center
Proudly invites you to our second annual
Benefit Dinner
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue, New York City
6:00 PM — Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:30 pm — Awards, Live Auction & Dinner
Greetings from Ambassador Consul General Ido Aharoni
Proceeds support our campaign to build a
Protected Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Dietary Laws observed • Festive Business Attire
For more information or to RSVP please contact Rachel Heisler Sheinfeld
at , or call 914725-9070
Honored Guests
Rear Admiral Susan Blumenthal
Stateswoman for Health Award
A champion for improving global health, Rear Admiral Blumenthal M.D. provided distinguished service for over two decades as a leading U.S. Government medical expert and spokesperson in the Administrations of four U.S. Presidents. She served as Assistant Surgeon General of the United States, as the first ever Deputy Assistant Secretary for Women’s Health, as Senior Global Health Advisor in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was a White House Advisor on health issues.
Prof. Gabriel Gurman
Distinguished Service Award
Founding Chairman of Soroka’s Anesthesiology and Critical Care departments, Prof. Gurman attended medical school in Bucharest, Romania, and made aliyah in 1972. He established the division of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at Soroka Medical Center in 1986, and became a professor at Ben-Gurion University in 1991. While he retired from Soroka in 2005, he continues to contribute significantly to Soroka’s mission, serving as senior adviser to the hospital’s medical director.
Dan Abrams
Master of Ceremonies
Renowned legal expert and media luminary, Dan Abrams is currently co-anchor of Nightline and Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News. A graduate of Columbia University Law School, he is a recognized writer, best-selling author and web entrepreneur. Prior to 2011, Dan was a reporter for NBC Nightly News, host on MSNBC, Chief Legal Correspondent for NBC News, and hosted “The Abrams Report”, a nightly legal affairs program, and the acclaimed “Verdict with Dan Abrams”. American
Honorary Chair
Professor Shimon Glick
Honorary Co-Chairs:
Rabbi Raphael Benchimol, Ruth Gruber, Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, Cheryl & Philip Milstein, Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern, Rabbi Marc Schneier
Gala Co-Chairs
Nira & Ken Abramowitz
Gala Committee
Deby Kanner & Evan Ambinder, Nira & Ken Abramowitz, Solomon Asser, Dr. Reina & Emilio Bassini, Yvette & Michel Benarrosh, Eva Fishman & Arthur Bodek, Caren Brustein, John Carey & Carol Klugman, Dr. James Cottrell, Dalia Ebizadeh, Patricia & Nathan Engelhard, Jennifer & Jonathan Franklin, Julie & Martin Franklin, Caroline & Shlomo Freidfertig, Nili Gitig, Drs. Nelly & Leon Huppert, Gloria & Harvey Kaylie, Daniel Koren, Joseph Koren, Carmel & Dr.Eugene Krauss, Melanie & Tony Lee, Debby & Steve Markowitz, Zara Metghalchi, Nitti Minkove, Alexandra & Alon Mor, Fern & Lou Oppenheim, Nancy Richter, Adeena & David Rosen, Beverly & Michael Rosenbaum, Tamar Sadeh, Patinka & Dr. Jay Selman, Gloria & Dr. Joel Shugar, Honorable Jonathan A. Siegel and Judy Fried Siegel MD, Orna & Benny Simkai, Donna & Barry Slotnik, Dr. Therese Rosenblatt & Marshall Sonenshine, Ruthe Stone, Ruth & Jeffrey Steinberg, Deborah & Jay Weinberger, Susan Winters
American Friends of Soroka Medical Center
Ken Abramowitz, President
Caroline Freidfertig, Secretary
Ruth Steinberg, Treasurer
Soroka: Israel’s Iron Dome for Health
Soroka is one of Israel’s largest and most strategic hospitals, located in one of the country’s most diverse areas. The sole major medical center for the entire Negev, it serves over 1 million residents in an area that comprises 60% of Israel’s land. We offer recognized excellence across the entire spectrum of medical care: prevention, diagnosis, research, trauma, genetics and cancer care. Soroka is essential to meeting the medical needs of the Israel Defense Forces, who are currently moving large bases to the Negev. Soroka is a symbol of peaceful coexistence: we provide excellent healthcare to all, regardless of race, religion or politics. Our unique healthcare institution is a true Israeli national treasure.
Soroka’s NICU Project
Over 16,000 babies are delivered per year Soroka’ Labor & Delivery ward. As a result, at any given moment our NICU cares for at least 50 babies, and our nurseries care for 150 newborns. A huge operation by any international standard, our success rate is on par with the finest American hospitals. These tiniest and most fragile patients represent the diverse society of the Negev. Currently, our Neonatal Care building features glass brick ceilings, built before anyone thought of rockets reaching Beer Sheva. Unfortunately this beautiful building is now potentially a dangerous trap and urgently needs to be replaced with one built to withstand rocket and missile attacks.
American Friends of Soroka Medical Center
PO Box 184-H | Scarsdale, NY 10583 | (914) 7259070
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PO Box 184-H
Scarsdale, NY 10583
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