Australian friends of shaare zedek

The Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek Inc are a Health Promotion Charity.   They work to raise funds for innovative projects at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem and to bring the best of medical discoveries emerging from Shaare Zedek to the Australian Community.

The committee of volunteers works to raise funds to facilitate studies, share information and help our local community gain from the latest research into the prevention and treatment of diseases.

With 1,000 beds across its 2 campuses, Shaare Zedek Medical Centre  treats over 750,000 patients each year and has a profound responsibility to Jerusalem and its citizens. Due to its central location and experience treating all types of emergency cases, 80% of victims of terror in Jerusalem and its surroundings are brought to Shaare Zedek.

Shaare Zedek‘s achievements are shaping modern Jerusalem and are affecting disease prevention and treatment worldwide.    Become our partner to enable Shaare Zedek’s growth and to secure a healthy future.

Donations of $2 and over are Tax Deductible.


projects at SZ

Australians Transforming Cancer Care at Shaare Zedek

Our Australians at Shaare Zedek Medical Centre Jerusalem need your support!

Australian born and trained medical personnel are having a significant impact on the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Dr Shani Paluch Shimon is Director of the Department of Oncology at Shaare Zedek.

Prof Nathan Cherny AM is the Director of Palliative Medicine at Shaare Zedek and is a world leader in applying emerging cancer therapies.

Dr Jordana Hyman is an IVF specialist who helps young women with cancer preserve their fertility into the future so that after they finish cancer treatment they can have children.

With a increased rate of BRCA genetic mutations in people of Jewish Heritage, initiatives at Shaare Zedek are saving lives both in Israel and around the world.  

Last year you helped us buy a gene sequencer. Now we need to build on this so that Shaare Zedek can deliver the best of cancer prevention and care. We need your help to upgrade Shaare Zedek’s cancer facilities, to establish a biobank, and to implement an innovative cancer app. These initiatives have proven benefits that will enable our Australian doctors at Shaare Zedek to provide the best possible care and continue to make life saving breakthroughs.

Please support our world-leading Australians at Shaare Zedek in their crucial work and donate generously.


SZ Events

7 September 2019 Melbourne: The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act

AFSZ together with AJMF invite you to a fascinating evening examining the ethical considerations of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 8.15 pm Saturday 7 September Blake Street Shule RSVP:

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15 September 2019 Public Lecture Melbourne: The Rabbi in the Vatican

7 pm Sunday 15 September @ Beth Weizmann RSVP:

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