Twin Brothers Twin Hearts

Identical twins, Herzl and Balfour Hakak were born in Baghdad, Iraq, when Israel was founded, and have never been separated. After immigrating to Israel they’ve continued to live in the same city, Jerusalem and spend most of their time together, they are very close. A few days ago, Balfour felt unwell and though something was […]

Impact of current war on the healthcare sector in Israel

Professor Ofer Merin, Director General of Shaare Zedek addressed the prestigious Eli Hurvitz Conference on Economy and Security of the Israel Democracy Institute this week, reflecting on the vast impact the ongoing war is having on the healthcare sector. Professor Merin focused specifically on the war’s impact on employment, sharing the drastic effect events since […]

Selfless act saves the sight of 2 year old

Incredible things happen at Shaare Zedek on a daily basis and this story is a very special one. Recently a little girl who has been suffering with poor vision and the threat of loosing her sight completely, due to an infection has had her sight saved. A cornea was transplanted from a fallen IDF soldier […]

New Life

Since the war started, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem has experienced a record-breaking number of births. Jodi Stender has worked at Shaare Zedek since 2013, originally as a NICU nurse and the last 6 years as a midwife.

We Need You!

We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with Shaare Zedek UK, to feel more connected to Israel during these challenging times.  In particular we are looking for committee members who want to help us with events.

Bravery and Heroism of the highest order

Talya Slotki, Nursing Coordinator in the Pain Clinic at Shaare Zedek, was awarded an Honourable Distinction for Bravery and Heroism by the President of Israel this week. She received this award in recognition for her dedication and commitment to her work following the most tragic, personal loss.

Shaare Zedek and Israel Police Join Forces

This week hundreds of Israel Police officers spent a full day of training at Shaare Zedek Medical Center at a day designed to enhance medical preparedness.

Disaster drill at Shaare Zedek

Staff from all departments throughout the hospital participated in a major emergency response drill to test the hospital’s preparedness for a mass casualty incident (MCI). The drill simulated a missile strike on a high-rise residential tower in a Jerusalem neighbourhood, resulting in over 100 people being transferred to the hospital in a short space of […]

Heartbeat 2024

Click on the above image to read the latest Shaare Zedek newsletter, Strength and Survival.. This edition of Heartbeat includes many miraculous stories, including Eden Ram who survived the October 7th Attacks and Ilanit Liberman who was cared for at Shaare Zedek after suffering an ectopic pregnancy in 2023. Ilanit quotes the staff at the […]

Paralympic dreams

On the evening of Friday, November 10th, a helicopter landed at Shaare Zedek Medical Center Jerusalem carrying four combat soldiers seriously injured in a devastating attack in Gaza that claimed five lives. We are so pleased to say, 68 days later, the last of those four patients treated at the hospital has been discharged. ‘B’ […]

Operation Swords of Iron – an update

On Monday January 8th we held an online update with President of Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Professor Jonathan Halevy, and Director General of Shaare Zedek Professor Merin. It was a fascinating evening and both Professor’s gave us an inspiring and motivating update on what life has been like at Shaare Zedek since October 7th. Thanks […]

A True Combat Hero

Sometimes a patient arrives at the hospital that impacts everyone, Elisha Meidan is that patient. Elisha arrived at Shaare Zedek Medical Center Jerusalem critically injured following a horrendous explosion in Gaza that killed and wounded many other soldiers and was immediately transferred via IDF helicopter to Shaare Zedek. Elisha’s injuries were extensive and sadly he […]