About Shaare Zedek

Shaare Zedek Medical Centre is a modern day miracle in Jerusalem.

It has grown dramatically in recent years and there have been huge demands on the hospital for increased growth. The numbers are truly impressive.

In the past decade, Shaare Zedek has grown from a 500 bed facility to a 1000 bed hospital with centres of excellence in key medical areas.

  • Because of its central location and experience offering emergency care, Shaare Zedek treats 80% of victims of terror in Jerusalem and surrounding areas.
  • There are more babies born at Shaare Zedek than at any other hospital in the western world.
  • Shaare Zedek is at the forefront of medical research and innovation, all provided with its unique blend of medical expertise and compassion. Shaare Zedek is famous as the Hospital with a Heart.

Shaare Zedek receives its funding for treating patients from health funds in Israel, However it receives only minimal financial assistance from the Israeli Government for new buildings and equipment.

The Australian Honour Board

The Australian Honour Board is located at the entrance of the hospital and pays tribute to members of the Australian community who have made significant contributions to Shaare Zedek Medical Centre.

The Australian community has a close and committed relationship with Shaare Zedek Medical Centre. There are many Australian born medicos, nurses and health care professionals training and working at Shaare Zedek.

In past years, funds donated by the Australian community have helped Shaare Zedek purchase significant projects. including the Patient Tracking System in the Emergency Department. This unique system was the brainchild of Dr David Applebaum z”l in whose memory the system is dedicated.

The Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek

The Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek Board is comprised of volunteers who are committed to the hospital and who bring a range of talents and expertise to their role. They minimize operating costs by having no office or full time professional staff.

Dr Allan Garfield established the Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek in 1991 and has served as Chairman of the AFSZ throughout this time. He inaugurated the annual Shabbat Nachamu Appeal in 1995. For many decades prior, the late Mr Joseph Feiglin Worked tirelessly to raise funds for the hospital in Jerusalem until his passing in 1988.

With Dr Garfield as Chairman and Prof Agnes Bankier as Deputy Chair, the Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek board includes Rita Broner, Helen Brustman OAM, Robert Epstein, Ruth Epstein, Sara Garfield, Dr Michael Gordon, Norbert Izsak, Adrienne Kraus, Moishe Landau, Robert Lebovits, Atida Lipshatz, Tom May and Ben Slonim OAM. Miriam Pacanowski serves as Marketing Consultant to the AFSZ.

Of the organizations worldwide raising funds for the hospital, the Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek is unique as it is comprised of volunteers who are committed to the hospital and who bring a range of talents and expertise to their role. They minimize operating costs by having no office or full time professional staff.

wills and bequests

Commemorate your life. Help build a healthy future in Jerusalem. When writing or
updating your will please consider including Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, Jerusalem as
your gift to the future of the Jewish Nation in Israel.

Names of major benefactors are inscribed on the major donor wall at the hospital.
Kaddish can be recited in your memory.

For more information on how your will can help create healthy lives in Israel,
contact Morris Landau for a confidential consultation on BH 0396147000