Monthly Archives: October 2015

Shaare Zedek is Recipient of USAID/ASHA Grant

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced the recipients for this year’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) awards. The American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem is honored to have been selected to receive a generous grant from USAID/ASHA, this year in the amount of $975,000 toward the purchase of the da Vinci Surgical System.  The da Vinci is a robotic surgical system that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2000. It is designed to facilitate complex surgeries using a minimally invasive approach, enabling the surgeon to operate from a console providing enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

The U.S. Agency for International Development administers the U.S. foreign assistance program, providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Rachel Wolf, Chief Executive Officer of the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center, stated, “We are so grateful for our ongoing partnership and friendship with USAID/ASHA.  In each of our Hospital’s Centers of Excellence you can clearly see the impact that has been made due to the vision and generosity of USAID/ASHA.  Enabling Shaare Zedek to obtain the da Vinci is just another example of this relationship yielding forward thinking, cutting edge advances in personalized medical care.  With this new technology and thanks to USAID/ASHA, Shaare Zedek will be able to continue to respond to the needs of Jerusalem’s uniquely diverse population, treating patients of every race, religion and nationality.”

American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center (ACSZ) raises funds to support the work of Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.  For 113 years the Hospital has played an essential role in the life of the city, providing an exceptional blend of advanced medicine, modern more >

By |October 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek is Recipient of USAID/ASHA Grant|

Join Us: Shaare Zedek Danube River Cruise 2016

The Shaare Zedek Medical Center Danube River Cruise will be held from August 16th – 28th, 2016. Trips such as these are enhanced by wonderful people who choose to entrust their vacation time to an organization with a mission of purpose.

As our reputation has shown, we not only provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences, but we create missions that combine the highest standards of travel and kosher supervision in a warm and intellectually stimulating environment. We are proud to be partnering with Kosher River Cruises on this great adventure.

Every few years, Shaare Zedek sponsors missions. While we look forward to providing you with an exciting destination, our ongoing goal is support of the Hospital. If you have travelled with us before we welcome you to join us again and ask that you help us to identify new friends to join the Shaare Zedek family.

Make your reservations today, spots will fill up quickly.  Looking forward to cruising together!  CLICK HERE TO VIEW OFFICIAL LAUNCH BROCHURE.

Through our tour operator, Kosher River Cruises, Shaare Zedek is pleased to offer our clients one of the most comprehensive travel protection policies in the industry. Unforeseen issues out of the control of Shaare Zedek can happen both before and during your vacation. We believe that by having adequate coverage gives our clients the peace of mind to fully enjoy their adventure. Click on the Travel Guard link above for more information, quote or to sign up for your travel insurance via their web site.
*Please note this travel insurance is available for USA residents only
For more information call Rachel Wolf at 212-764-8116 or email


By |October 19th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Join Us: Shaare Zedek Danube River Cruise 2016|
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    Shaare Zedek ER Working Around the Clock to Treat Victims of Terror

Shaare Zedek ER Working Around the Clock to Treat Victims of Terror

Amidst a growing wave of terror sweeping Jerusalem and Israel, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, whose emergency teams are already operating at the highest levels of readiness, responded  to two major attacks this morning, October 13.

On Malchei Yisrael Street in Geula, a terrorist drove a car into a bus stop, hitting three pedestrians and then left the vehicle to stab his victims. In the second incident, two terrorists boarded a bus in East Talpiot, also known as Armon HaNetziv, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife, and shot and stabbed passengers.

The Weinstock Family Department of Emergency Medicine on the Fanya Gottesfeld Heller Floor –  which is Jerusalem’s busiest ER – activated its “multi-casualty” response protocol with physicians, nurses and support teams converging on the Department and the Shock and Trauma Unit .  Within minutes of the call, ambulances arrived and over the next hour eight patients were treated.  Three were very seriously wounded; one could not be saved, the second is in surgery at the time of this writing and the third is being assessed.  Two others were moderately injured and the remainder were lightly wounded and are being treated.

Dr. Ofer Merin, Deputy Director-General at Shaare Zedek and Director of Trauma Services, was responsible for managing the trauma response as has been his responsibility in multiple incidents in recent weeks.  The Hospital is working closely with all relevant rescue and government agencies to be prepared for all possible events or escalations in the security situation.

Israel’s Minister of Health Yaakov Litzman was on the scene at Shaare Zedek in the wake of today’s attacks and was briefed by Director-General Jonathan Halevy, third from left, and Chief of Surgery Professor Petachia Reissmann.

Several seriously injured patients from more >

By |October 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek ER Working Around the Clock to Treat Victims of Terror|

Shaare Zedek ER Treating Terror Victims

Shaare Zedek is on high alert, receiving and treating most of the terror victims in the Jerusalem area.  The recent unrest has seen shooting and stabbing victims, motorists injured by stone throwers and police wounded by rioters transported to the Hospital where they are being cared for.  Shaare Zedek’s Weinstock Family Department of Emergency Medicine on the Fanya Gottesfeld Floor is Jerusalem’s busiest ER.

Recently, First Lady Nechama Rivlin and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu paid separate visits to Shaare Zedek Medical Center to visit the wounded. In the photo, the Prime Minister is seen with Moshe Malka, a 15 year-old boy who was stabbed near the Damascus Gate. Malka suffered wounds to his chest and back; his attacker was killed by police.

We wish all of the victims a quick and complete recovery!

By |October 8th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek ER Treating Terror Victims|