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Special Presentation By:
Four Seasons Hotel
An Evening of Dinner & Discussion, presented by
Friends of Sheba Medical Center
in collaboration with
the American Technion Society
How Close Are We to a Revolutionary Treatment of Brain Tumors?
Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard
Kathy Ireland the supermodel, is now wife, mother of three, author, Sunday school teacher, and founder and CEO of kathy ireland Worldwide®. Forbes, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal celebrate Kathy’s fashion and licensing company as an empire, with over $1.4 billion sales annually. As an active philanthropist, Kathy supports a wide variety of non-profits, including the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation, Feed The Children and the Alliance for Christian Education. UCLA named Kathy as one of the Top Ten Women’s Health Advocates in America. She has said that it has taken many years of growing in her Christian faith to realize that even one voice can make a difference and must be heard. This passion has inspired Kathy's strong, unwavering, and vocal commitment to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. As such, Kathy is now taking on another role, becoming the International Ambassador for the Holyland Heroes™, a campaign to help rehabilitate the wounded Israeli soldiers and victims of terror at the National Center for Rehabilitation at Sheba Medical Center.
Dr. Lidia Gabis is an internationally recognized leader in the area of autism and developmental disabilities for Sheba Medical Center. As director, her vision has transformed The Weinberg Child Development Center, the oldest and largest in Israel, into a treatment, research, and education center of excellence. The Center provides the highest standards of care and knowledge, maximizing all the benefits of being a part of the largest medical center in Israel. Under her leadership, The Lazaroff International Summer Program was launched to provide parents a tailored approach to treating the special developmental needs of their children, through a unique and intensive camp setting. Dr. Gabis trained in pediatrics and completed two fellowships in pediatric neurology and in developmental disabilities at Stony Brook Medical Center in New York. She is also an assistant professor at Tel Aviv University and a proud mother of three.
Special Tribute in Memory of Frances Brody: Frances Brody (1910 - 2008) was devoted to the State of Israel and setting an example for the next generation of Jewish leadership. Her philanthropy was heartfelt, wide-ranging and innovative, as she loyally served on the Friends of Sheba Board of Directors and Board of Governors. Frances had a very celebrated career as president of Alpert & Alpert Iron and Metal. She became the very first female CEO in the US of a major recycling company, where she worked until her retirement. Frances’ generosity has helped establish the Gynecological Clinic at Sheba, the Frances Brody Career Development Chair and Fellowship Fund at the Center for Cancer Research and Vascular Biology at Technion, and the Frances Brody Institute for Applied Diplomacy at Tel Aviv University. She was recognized as a Laureate of Distinction from Friends of Sheba, and was a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Technion. Frances’ generosity continues, as she also made a major bequest for the benefit of Sheba Medical Center.
Mistress of Ceremonies Rhea Kohan blends comedy and compassion in her many years associated with Friends of Sheba. Only 48 hours after the attack of 9/11, Rhea was hosting our 2001 Women of Achievement Luncheon. "I was dreading it," she says, "because who was in the mood to laugh?" But Rhea deftly negotiated the line between humor and solemnity, and turned the Luncheon into an uplifting catharsis. Raised in Brooklyn and while working as a canteen girl, Rhea met her husband, Emmy-winning writer and composer Buz Kohan. When Buz was offered a job as writer on The Carol Burnett Show in 1967, they relocated to Los Angeles. Comedy and music flourish with the Kohan children as well: David, is the Emmy-winning creator of Will & Grace; Jono, is the founder of the music production company, 1st Born Entertainment; and Jenji, also an Emmy-winner, created, writes, and produces the television show Weeds. The family still makes time to get together for humorous Shabbat dinners. Rhea, who attended our last Sheba Israel Mission, comments, “Visiting Sheba was a real eye-opener, and I never even made it to ophthalmology.” Rhea Kohan not only makes us laugh…she makes us care.
Boutique: 10:00 a.m.
Friends of Sheba Medical Center invite you to attend the matinee performance of THE BIRDS, with reception to follow. This is one of the concerts within RECOVERED VOICES, a series of operas written by victims of the Holocaust. Conducted by James Conlon at LA OPERA.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Dietary Laws Observed
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Did you know that Israel is a global leader in the treatment of multiple sclerosis?
MS is a chronic and debilitating autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. Though MS has been considered a disease of young adults, with diagnosis typically between the ages of 20 and 40, the symptoms of MS can begin at any age. It is estimated that about 5% of people with MS develop symptoms in childhood or adolescence.
Come meet Professor Anat Achiron, one of the world’s most highly acclaimed researchers in the medical and holistic treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the founder of the National Center for Multiple Sclerosis at Sheba Medical Center.
Prof. Achiron has more than 150 publications to her name, and has received numerous grants and scientific awards for her research work in medicine and neurology, including the 2006 Sheba Medical Center Prize for excellence in research.
Of 240 grant applications submitted in 2008, the National MS Society awarded Prof. Achiron, and her colleagues at Harvard Medical School, the highest-ranking research grant for their proposal on the development of novel imaging analysis techniques to predict the disease course for multiple sclerosis.
$5 Discount per Person by Registering Online
The Humane Touch: From Empathy to Science
Dec. 18, 2008
5:30 p.m. Registration
Seating is limited
Please RSVP by Friday, December 12, 2008. Save $5.00 per person by reserving online now. For questions please call (310) 843-0100.
Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard
Honoring: Jeannine Sefton, The Honorable Laura Chick, and Dr. Sarah Ferber.
The Honorable Laura Chick is the 17th Controller of the City of Los Angeles and is the first and only woman in the history of Los Angeles to hold citywide office. As Controller, Laura Chick serves as the chief auditor and accountant for the City of Los Angeles, working to ensure its fiscal health. Since taking office, she has established herself as the taxpayer’s watchdog, safeguarding the City’s finances while aggressively seeking savings and improvements in services to the public. Prior to becoming Controller, Laura Chick served as Councilmember, Third District, in the west San Fernando Valley, and served as the first woman to ever chair the City Council’s Public Safety Committee. Before entering elective office at the age of 49, she had already lived a full life as a stay-at-home mom, manager of a family owned business, and social worker.
Jeannine Sefton is the co-owner of Altour Travel Master. Jeannine’s leadership and expertise have earned her the respect of her colleagues and clients throughout the world, as well as a Gold Medal for Tourism from the French government. Outside the boardroom, Jeannine dedicates her efforts to doing all she can to make a difference in the community. She is an executive committee board member of Friends of Sheba Medical Center, and also the Israel Cancer Research Fund; a board member of the American Film Institute and the Sephardic Film Festival; an advisor to the board of the Sephardic Educational Center; and a member of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Board of Governors, as well as a member of the World Alliance for Israel, AIPAC, and the French American Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Sarah Ferber is an internationally recognized leader in the area of regenerative medicine for treating diabetes at Sheba Medical Center. She was the first to demonstrate the possibility of using the liver for generating functional insulin-producing cells. Dr. Ferber holds a DSc. from the Technion, in Israel (at the laboratory of Drs. Avram Hershko and Aaron Ciechanover, who received the Nobel Prize in 2004), and completed her post-doctorate studies at Harvard, in Boston. Dr. Ferber’s research work has received $4 million in funding over the past eight years by the JDRF, the Israel Academy of Science and D-Cure. She has received the TEVA, Lindner, Rubin and Wolfson awards, among others, for this innovative research. She has mentored more than 30 graduates and post-doctorate students and physicians, and is a proud mother of three.
Boutique: 10:00 a.m. -- Luncheon & Awards: 11:30 a.m.
Dietary Laws Observed -- Valet Parking Included
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2008 Awards Gala
Celebrating 60 Years
Sheba Humanitarian Award
Professor Arnon Nagler
Mordechai Shani Medical Visionary Award
And paying special tribute in memory of
J. Paul Levine
With Mistress of Ceremonies
6:00 pm - Gala Reception and Cocktails
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The Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Dinner & Discussion with Amitai Ziv, M.D., 2007 Bronfman Prize Award Recipient
How is an Israeli combat pilot turned medical doctor saving thousands of lives… in Israel and around the world?
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel