Sunday, Oct. 14: Friends of Sheba Medical Center Hosts Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 General News
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Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer is hosting its Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles on Sunday evening, October 14th. Actor Jason Alexander will emcee the gala, which celebrates 70 years of saving lives at Sheba Medical Center, Israel's national hospital, and members of the media are invited to attend this highly anticipated event.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer and gala chairs

Benjamin Boston and Gal Ben-Naim invite media to attend their anniversary gala on Sunday evening, October 14th, which will celebrate 70 years of saving lives at Israel's national hospital. When Sheba Medical Center was founded in 1948, doctors treated members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and civilians wounded during the War of Independence. The gala will celebrate Sheba's rich history as it has grown alongside the State of Israel to become an epicenter for cutting-edge medicine and the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East.

The event's inspiring speakers include Deputy Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital at Sheba Medical Center Dr. Itai Pessach, who plays an instrumental role in saving children from all over the Middle East. Also speaking is former IDF soldier Ohad Ben-Yishai, who was critically wounded in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge in 2014 and fully rehabilitated at Sheba.

In addition, celebrity host Jason Alexander will interview Prof. Yitshak Kreiss, the former IDF Chief Medical Officer and current Director General of Sheba Medical Center. Also in attendance will be Prof. Mordechai Shani, who served for 30 years as the hospital's director general and two terms as director general of the Israeli Ministry of Health.

As Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said, "The story of Sheba Medical Center is deeply connected to the history and story of the State of Israel. Sheba Medical Center and their medical team are an integral part of the Zionist vision and are the living proof of its success."

WHO: Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer

WHAT: Anniversary Gala: A celebration of 70 years of saving lives.

Speakers: Dr. Itai Pessach, Senior Pediatric Critical Care Physician, Deputy Director of the Edmond and Lily Safra Children's Hospital at Sheba Medical Center

Ohad Ben-Yishai, former Sheba Medical Center patient, IDF soldier fully rehabilitated at Sheba

Celebrity Host: Jason Alexander, Tony Award-winning actor, comedian and director

Entertainment: Shanee Zamir, composer and internationally acclaimed singer

WHEN: Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Beverly Wilshire Hotel 9500 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212

R.S.V.P.: Press is invited to register in advance with Jodie Singer at jodie(at)redbanyan.com or 202-597-5477.

For additional information on this event, contact Molly Soboroff, Friends of Sheba Executive Director, at 424-266-7500 or molly@shebamed.org.

This festive, cocktail attire event will feature dancing, live entertainment and inspiring speakers. Dietary laws will be observed.

About Sheba Medical Center

Born together with Israel in 1948, Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer is the largest and most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East. Sheba is the only medical center in Israel that combines an acute care hospital and a rehabilitation hospital on one campus, and it is at the forefront of medical treatments, patient care, research, education and innovation. As a university teaching hospital affiliated with the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, it welcomes people from all over the world indiscriminately.

 

SOURCE Friends of Sheba Medical Center



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