(Courtesy of Soroka Medical Center) Soroka Medical Center in Be’er Sheva is Israel’s only major medical center for the entire Negev region, and one of Israel’s most strategic institutions.  It offers outstanding medical care to a profoundly diverse population, spanning cancer care, infection control, genetics, clinical research, emergency medicine and many other specialties.  The entire Negev depends on Soroka for their health; a huge responsibility during peace, war and now pandemics.

Soroka’s Friends has established a fascinating Ask-the-Experts webinar series that spotlights critical medical information to help prepare for and deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, and shares relevant expert advice on staying healthy, safe and resilient. Videos of the past 10 sessions can be viewed on their homepage Soroka.org  and you can sign up there for future sessions.

Israel is currently suffering through an intense second wave of COVID-19 and the country is bracing for huge spikes in cases. There is a real possibility that Soroka may not have enough ventilators to save all those who need intensive medical care. American Friends of Soroka has established a special fund and needs help to raise the funds necessary to acquire a new ventilator for their dedicated COVID-19 units.  Please visit Soroka.org/Ventilator to help support this drive. Your generosity will help American Friends of Soroka achieve their goal of saving lives in Israel.

Contact their office at 914-725-9070 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with any questions.


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