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American Friends of Herzog Hospital Names Beth Nussbaum as Director of Development

(Courtesy of Herzog Hospital) Aaron Karimzadeh, the chairman of the board of the American Friends of Herzog Hospital is pleased to announce that Beth Nussbaum has been hired as the director of development for the American Friends of Herzog Hospital. Ms. Nussbaum brings a wealth of expertise and a commitment to ensuring that the Jewish communities in America use their considerable resources to support the State of Israel. Her over 25 years of experience includes senior leadership roles in development, public relations and marketing, both in the corporate sector and with Jewish non-profit organizations. Ms. Nussbaum has previously served as the director of development for Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls in Teaneck, New Jersey, and from 2012-2020, where she spent the bulk of her non-profit career, she raised significant gifts for American Friends of Migdal Ohr, the U.S. fundraising arm of the leading education-based organization in Israel for children at risk, helmed by Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman. She also served as the executive director for the American Friends of the Open University of Israel.

Dr. Yehezkel Caine, president of Herzog Medical Center in Jerusalem stated, “We are delighted to have a seasoned and successful professional like Beth Nussbaum join our staff. I am confident that she will be able to expand the scope and message of Herzog Medical Center across the United States and dramatically increase fundraising for the many new projects under development at Herzog,”

“Being raised in a Zionistic and philanthropic home, I developed a passion for Israel,” says Nussbaum. “My commitment to Israel’s future growth has focused my career path on organizations such as Herzog Medical Center.”

Herzog Medical Center, established in 1894, is Israel’s foremost center for geriatric, rehabilitation, respiratory, mental health and psychotrauma care, treatment and research. With over 400 beds, Herzog is the third largest hospital in Jerusalem. Today the hospital specializes in the full range of conditions associated with aging: acute medical problems; physical rehabilitation; chronic respiratory care; complex medical and nursing care and dialysis. A special Children’s Chronic Respiratory Care Department provides 24/7 respiratory care for children ranging in age from three months to 18 years. Herzog’s Clinical Research Center for Brain Sciences concentrates on neurodegenerative diseases with a special emphasis on Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and other brain disorders and related diseases. 30% of those treated at Herzog are Holocaust survivors. During the COVID pandemic, Herzog was one of the leading hospitals in Israel caring for these patients, treating over 1500 people at their newly retrofitted Underground COVID Care Unit. The Medical Center has also opened the first post-COVID unit in Israel to treat “long-haulers.” Originally founded as Ezrat Nashim, the hospital was renamed Herzog Medical Center in the 1980’s, after Rabbanit Sarah Herzog (President Isaac Herzog’s grandmother), who served as the hospital’s volunteer president for more than 40 years.

Nussbaum added, “I am excited to be affiliated with this world class medical center, and look forward to introducing the hospital to our various Jewish communities within the tri-state area and beyond.”

For more information about American Friends of Herzog Hospital please contact Beth Nussbaum at [email protected] or visit www.afherzoghospital.org

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