Chance to Learn and to Help:
Syrian Children Treated in Israel
With just one day left in the campaign to support the Ziv Medical Center in Tzfat (Israel) and its program to treat critically ill and injured Syrian kids, I am writing to ask you to give whatever you can today.
This campaign is a short two-month effort by the interfaith Project Rozana USA, which will make a real difference on the ground — both for the children being treated and by creating person-to-person connections between Israelis and Syrians.
For more information, please check out a moving video report on the patients and families, and the doctors and other medical providers, who will benefit from your generosity to Ziv.
You will meet Yassin and Mohammed, both Syrian men in their 20s who are receiving treatment at Ziv for injuries sustained at home. They share their experiences as patients, and how their perceptions of Israel and Israelis have been transformed by their experiences at Ziv.
You will meet Doctor Anthony Louder, Head of Pediatrics, who offers his personal reflections as a doctor serving patients from an enemy country. He also details how the war is destroying Syrian medical capacity, and how the children he treats are now coming to Ziv because they have nowhere else to turn to for care.
And, you will learn about Ziv Medical Center’s struggle to cope with the new influx of Syrian patients who are being treated for free, seriously taxing the resources of the hospital.
This is where we all come in. Ziv is counting on us to help them continue to serve the children in their care.
Reflecting on the Jewish imperative behind the Ziv Syrian Kids campaign, we remember “Whoever destroys a soul, it is considered as if he destroyed an entire world. And whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world.” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5)
Please watch and learn more from the video. And before time runs out, please support the Ziv Medical Center today.
Many thanks for your help.
Gideon Aronoff, Ameinu CEO and Project Rozana USA Program Director