Happy New Year Dear Friends!
In anticipation of the Jewish New Year and High Holidays, we are humbled to wish our Soroka Friends community a Shana Tova! On October 25, we are celebrating 10 Years of Friendship
for our American Friends of Soroka (AFS) organization. This has been a period of unprecedented development for Soroka, and we are so proud and honored to partner with such a noble healthcare institution that is the bedrock of life in Israel's Negev.
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were so fortunate to have such a caring and generous community of friends and supporters who helped in so many ways. Thank you to those who choose to support Soroka. It is deeply appreciated, and makes a real difference for the people of Israel's Southern half. It is a privilege to participate in tzedakah and "tikun olam" - helping to build a just, peaceful and healthy society - and supporting Soroka Medical Center is a beautiful way to express these values.
We also thank you for supporting us during times of conflict. This year's Operation Breaking Dawn saw Soroka again on high alert, caring for patients evacuated to Soroka with a range of injuries including PTSD, and we were forced to evacuate nearly 100 babies receiving intensive care to a sheltered area of the hospital.
This underscores the profound importance of our new flagship project - the creation of a new state-of-the-art Neonatal Care Center. Our Gala is dedicated to supporting this project.
Soroka is devoted to improving healthcare outcomes for the under-served, providing cutting-edge medical care to the 1.2 million residents of the lower half of Israel, and dedicating enormous resources to advancing new research to improve treatments, detection, prevention of disease, to benefit humanity world-wide.
We warmly invite you to attend the gala, and if that is not possible, please visit the gala site Soroka.org/NYGala
and learn about this year's stellar honorees and ways for you to participate and support.
We give thanks to all of our dear supporters and friends, and look forward to a wonderful year ahead, of meaningful accomplishments and deep fulfillment, enjoyed in peace and good health. Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year,