Australian friends of shaare zedek


The Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek transform lives through medical innovation. Our commitment to excellence, ethics and compassion brings the miracle of Jerusalem’s Hospital with a Heart to the Israeli and Australian communities.

We share the best of contemporary medical initiatives between Israel and Australia to promote healthcare initiatives across international boundaries.  Our focus is on developing, supporting and promoting innovative health initiatives.


projects at SZ

Spotlight on Our Adolescents

For 120 years, Shaare Zedek has stood proudly as Jerusalem’s Hospital with a Heart.  Now, with 1000 beds over 2 campuses, and with a profound responsibility to Jerusalem’s citizens, it has grown into a world class hospital at the cutting edge of medical discovery, research and Jewish medical ethics.

The Australian Friends of Shaare Zedek are committed to funding significant and meaningful projects at the hospital. The Adolescent Medicine Service serves as Jerusalem’s first multidisciplinary medical service designed specifically for the needs of teenagers.

Demand has increased significantly, with the Service providing close to 3000 clinic visits, day hospital and inpatient admissions in the past year.

It offers specialised understanding and compassionate care for lone soldiers and teenagers from around the world in gap year programs.

One of the key activities of the Service is in responding to the recent sharp increase in the incidence and severity of eating disorders in teenagers.

Your donation this year will help Shaare Zedek treat seriously ill patients and reach out to the community in Jerusalem, educating parents and caregivers about adolescents’ health needs.

In Australia, we are supporting educational activities at youth groups and schools to raise awareness about eating disorders in teenagers.

Please help us shine a Spotlight on Adolescent Health, and donate generously on 11 September 2022 at Charidy.com/SZ.


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