Monthly Archives: March 2015

A Thank You Letter to the NICU

This letter was written by an Arab mother whose newborn tragically passed away while being treated in the new  (pictured, stock photo) Huberfeld Neonatal Intensive Care Complex (NICU) in the Next Generation Building, We think you will agree that Shaare Zedek offers an “oasis of kindness” where differences and conflicts are left outside the doors of the Hospital. 

Jerusalem, February 2015

It is with a heavy heart that I’m writing you this thank you note.  As you know, my precious baby girl passed away six days before she turned a month old. Although we were all prepared for her not to live a long life, we definitely were not expecting it to be this short, especially with the new diagnosis we had been given. Yet, such is life.

A constant reminder of things we can and cannot control. Countless times I was told to abort while pregnant, that her life expectancy was very short, if anything at all. For whatever reason, I held on to the hope that whatever was meant to come from her life, no matter how short, would be for good. And good it was indeed.

I was shown a generosity and kindness that I can’t properly express in words.  Inside Shaare Zedek, there was no Palestinian/Israeli struggle. You all did your jobs like angels sent from G-d. My child was not shown any less love than the sweet Jewish boy next to her. You smiled and loved my daughter like any other child being cared for. You all have restored my belief in the goodness of humanity, which we are all working for the betterment of our children. Our daughter was named according to the Arabic word for faith, and it’s exactly what gives more >

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Recovering at Shaare Zedek

Border police officer Shani-Lee Shtrechman, who was injured on Friday, March 6 when a Palestinian terrorist ran her and five other policewomen down at the Shimon HaTzadik Light Rail station in Jerusalem, had a visit from some of her fellow officers while recovering at Shaare Zedek.  On her cast, a message to the terrorists says, “I have no other country!” with drawing of the Star of David. “We love our country very much, and we will defend it day and night,” Shani-Lee says.

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Shaare Zedek 2014 Highlights Video

VIDEO: For 113 years Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem has been focused on providing superior and innovative medical care for the people of Jerusalem. Click here to watch this video to see some of our exciting highlights from this past year.


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