Mission Statement

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the outstanding medical care and breakthrough research at Soroka Medical Center, the leading medical center in Israel and the only major hospital in southern Israel, the country's fastest-growing and most diverse region.

About Soroka Medical Center

Located in Be’er Sheva in the country’s most diverse and fastest-growing area, Soroka Medical Center is Israel’s leading medical center and one of its largest and most strategic institutions. The sole major medical center for the entire Negev region, Soroka serves over 1.2 million residents, including over 400,000 children, in an area that comprises 60% of Israel’s land. Home to Israel’s newest comprehensive Cancer Center, The Legacy Heritage Oncology Center & Dr. Larry Norton Institute, Soroka Medical Center represents peaceful coexistence in action, providing world-class healthcare for all.

American Friends of Soroka Medical Center team
Board of Directors

Caroline

Caroline Freidfertig
President

Carlos M. Gutierrez
Vice President

Hillel Caplan
Treasurer

Deborah Cherki

Deborah Cherki
Secretary

Henri Boll
Board Member

Ran Daniel
Board Member

Dvora Fields

Dvora Fields
Board Member

David Faramarz Kimiabakhsh
Board Member

Pedro Lichtinger

Pedro Lichtinger
Board Member

Julie Ratner, EdD
Board Member

Angela Retelny
Board Member

Therese Rosenblatt, PhD
Board Member

Jay E. Selman, MD
President Emeritus

Ruth C. Steinberg
President Emeritus

Itay-Wiser

Itay Wiser, MD, PhD
Board Member

Executive Staff

Rachel Heisler Sheinfeld
Executive Director

Pazit Levitan, EdD
Director of Development

Debbie Goz
Director, Greater LA Chapter

Roselyne Freeman

Roselyne Freeman
Director, Greater Miami Chapter

Rahel_Shamailova

Rahel Shamailova
Marketing Manager

Cristina Marzullo
Liaison to Evangelical Community

Kim Amzallag
Development
Consultant

Eliza de Sola Mendes
Development
 Consultant

Sharon Plaue
Volunteer
Coordinator

Medical and Scientific Advisory Council

Cheryl Fitzer-Attas, PhD MBA
Chair
Senior Medical Director
Medical Affairs
Jay E. Selman, MD
Chair


Itay Wiser, PhD MBA
Chair


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