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    The Hospital Kids Don’t Want to Leave: The Friedman Family Outpatient Pavilion of the Wilf Children’s Hospital at Shaare Zedek

The Hospital Kids Don’t Want to Leave: The Friedman Family Outpatient Pavilion of the Wilf Children’s Hospital at Shaare Zedek

Many of Tzippora Notis’s friends have married daughters who now have their own families. From time to time one of those young mothers will call her and no matter whom it is on the other end of the phone, Mrs. Notis says, the conversation nearly always sounds the same.

”I just want you to know that we had a medical situation that brought us to the outpatient clinics at Shaare Zedek,” the caller will say, ”And we saw your father’s name there. Could you please pass on to him what an unbelievable experience it was?”

It is the Friedman Family Outpatient Pavilion of the Wilf Children’s Hospital at Shaare Zedek Medical Center to which she refers — a generous gift to the people of Jerusalem by Mrs. Notis’ parents, Lea and Rabbi Jacob Friedman, of Los Angeles.

If only no child would ever need hospital care. Sadly, that’s not how life works, but in Jerusalem today, children are able to receive their necessary treatments in a setting that is so warm, and so loving, and just plain fun to visit, that they actually don’t want to leave. That may sound farfetched unless you know that the recently opened Wilf Children’s Hospital is a vibrant, brightly colored place with a music room, an art room, a veritable zoo of therapy animals that patients can hold and feed, and even a tablet computer at every bed, available for children to use at no charge.

But, particularly, it is the Friedman Family Outpatient Pavilion that has “changed the whole way that children look at going in for whatever treatments they have to go in for,” Mrs. Notis explained. “Just trying to get them to the Hospital — the crying and the more >

By |July 27th, 2016|News, Support ACSZ, Uncategorized, Wilf Children's Hospital|Comments Off on The Hospital Kids Don’t Want to Leave: The Friedman Family Outpatient Pavilion of the Wilf Children’s Hospital at Shaare Zedek|

Summer in Israel Sharpens Scorpion Risk

Summer is here and people are spending more time outside — which makes this a good time to be aware that scorpions tend to “hide” in thick brush and in dark and isolated areas. It is recommended to wear gloves when working in the garden and closed shoes when walking around at night, outside, in areas with thick vegetation. While camping, it is better not to sleep directly on the ground and remember to shake out your shoes before putting them on.
“Scorpions can be divided into two types, black and yellow scorpions,” explains Dr. Todd Zalut, director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Shaare Zedek. “All bites can cause allergic reactions. While the bite from a black scorpion hurts a lot, the yellow scorpion has poisonous venom. People stung by a yellow scorpion may experience pain, swelling, tingling or numbness around the area of the bite. The person may have difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, roving eye movements, seizures, nausea, vomiting, respiratory distress, or agitation… Antivenom is one treatment option, however, it is only used in very severe cases since there is a potential for serious side effects.”
If you are stung by either type of scorpion please be sure to seek immediate medical attention. Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

By |July 12th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer in Israel Sharpens Scorpion Risk|

Earn a Tax Deduction for 2015

You only have until December 31 to make your year-end tax-deductible gift to The American Committee for Shaare Zedek!

If you’re 70 ½ and older you can transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA to The American Committee for Shaare Zedek, thanks to the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act” of 2015,” just signed by the President.

If you qualify and take advantage of this charitable gifting opportunity, the amount gifted to charity will not be included in your gross income.  Consequently, you will not be entitled to a charitable income tax deduction.  However, because the amount distributed from the IRA is not included in your income, for tax purposes, it is treated as if the amount were included in your income and then you received an offsetting, dollar for dollar, charitable contribution income tax deduction.  For high and midlevel income taxpayers, this treatment may be far superior than taking a taxable distribution from your IRA and giving the distributed amount to charity because of the limitations on itemized deductions applicable to such taxpayers.

Alternatively, for taxpayers who utilize the standard deduction, the direct contribution may also be superior than receiving a taxable IRA distribution and giving the distributed amount to charity because, with the standard deduction, you do not get a deduction for your gifts to charity.

The favorable tax treatment given to IRA direct charitable gifts applies only to outright charitable gifts and not to amounts used to fund a charitable lead or remainder trust.

If you are at least 70½ in 2015, please consider making a tax-free gift from your IRA in the coming days.  Please check with your individual tax advisor to determine whether this is appropriate for you.

For more information, email our Chief Financial Officer more >

By |December 23rd, 2015|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Earn a Tax Deduction for 2015|


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A Medical Wonderland For Healing Kids

The Sunday, July 12, 2015 issue of The Jerusalem Post featured a wonderful article, “A Medical Wonderland for Healing Kids,” about the opening of the new Wilf Children’s Hospital.  Click here to read it.

By |July 13th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Medical Wonderland For Healing Kids|

Super Bowl XLIX Halftime with Shaare Zedek #baskinthecool

We know that the commercials are almost as exciting as the game itself for many people watching the Super Bowl. So at halftime, we urge you to “tune in” to the Kosher Halftime Show, hosted by Jewish radio icon Nachum Segal, www.nachumsegal.com, to see our commercial. #baskinthecool

The Kosher Halftime Show will feature Soulfarm, led by Grammy Award winning guitarist C Lanzbom and lead singer Noah Solomon Chase. Together with drummer Ben Antelis and Grammy Award winning bassist Mitch Friedman, Soulfarm will play three songs, including the debut of “Shalom Lach Eretz Nehederet.” This Hebrew song is a remake about wandering away from and then returning to Israel.

Nachum’s trademark humor and commentary on the Jewish music scene and Jewish community life will provide background for the entire program.

By |February 1st, 2015|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Super Bowl XLIX Halftime with Shaare Zedek #baskinthecool|

Shaare Zedek Highlights for 5774

5774 was a year of great accomplishments for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem.  For a look back, (Jewish) month by month, click here.



By |October 7th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shaare Zedek Highlights for 5774|