2020 has certainly been a year full of challenges.  We hope you enjoy reading our update from the hospital.  As we write, there is no way of knowing what the future holds, we just hope that you and your families all remain safe and well throughout these uncertain times.

As Jerusalem’s fastest growing major hospital, Shaare Zedek experiences annual growth in almost every medical and surgical department and service.  This year has been demanding in ways we could not have imagined testing even the strongest of characters, however our medical teams have handled things with grace and courage.  Without them we wouldn’t be able to share with you stories of hope, and optimism.  From fighting on the front lines of Coronavirus and the miraculous stories of recovery to the incredible research and pioneering technology for the future.  Shaare Zedek is a place of hope for us, Israel and the world.

Our front cover image was taken by Tal Heres, son of Aviva Heres who is a respiratory technician at Shaare Zedek.  To see more of his work please visit his facebook page  where you will also find a beautiful short film that Tal has put together showing the dedication, the emotion, the pain and the loss of working at the front lines of COVID-19.