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NY Office of American Friends of Sheba Medical Center Welcomes Brian Abrahams as National Director

Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Abrahams as the new CEO of the American Friends of Sheba organization. American Friends of Sheba comprises a growing number of branches across the U.S., including in New York, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and South Florida.

Abrahams, who is based in Chicago, has over 35 years of experience as an executive in fundraising, communications and marketing in both the private sector and the world of non-profits. He has devoted extensive energy to promoting issues relevant to Israel as well as matters of local import.

For 15 years he worked with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), including 12 years as the organization’s midwest director. He also spent 11 years with the Jewish Federations of North America and its predecessor organization, the United Jewish Appeal.

In the private sector, Brian has worked in national marketing and sales management roles with a number of technology companies.

His many volunteer roles include serving as a board member and development chair for a Jewish day school in Chicago. He was also a founding board member of a new synagogue in Chicago directed at millennials that now serves a congregation of 3,500.

“It’s a great privilege to welcome Brian Abrahams to Sheba Medical Center during one of the most challenging times in our hospital’s history,” remarked Yoel Har-Even, director of Sheba International. “Sheba Medical Center has been a global leader in innovation and research for over 70 years. During the current COVID-19 crisis, Sheba has been assisting hospitals, healthcare systems and state governments across America to thwart this devastating disease. I am confident that Brian, with his vast experience in many arenas, will help us accelerate our outreach to the business, healthcare and philanthropic communities across the country.”

Abrahams acknowledged, “Israel is viewed as a global leader in technology. I am confident that because of Sheba Medical Center, Israel will also be viewed as a leader in healthcare innovation, providing ideas, breakthroughs and treatments that will help people around the world. And I’m proud to lead the American organization that will support that work.”

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