JNF USA Doctors Mission Connects to a Healthy Israel

A JNF USA Doctors for Israel Mission visited Israel from the USA for a week of tours, meetings with medical professionals and getting acquainted with KKL-JNF's diverse projects

December 10, 2014 08:31
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JNF USA Doctors 758. (photo credit: KKL-JNF)

A number of which are funded by JNF-USA. From start-ups in northern Israel to medical centers in the Arava, the members of the mission learned about Israel and its innovations, especially in the field of medical technology.

“Our objective is to promote contacts between American and Israeli medical professionals, and to become acquainted with KKL-JNF's diverse projects in Israel,” said Dr. Robert Norman, who co-chaired the Doctors for Israel Mission. “It is amazing to see how the country is developing, not only in medicine, but in all areas. There is a true spirit of initiative here, of creativity and innovation.”

The tour began in northern Israel, where the doctors got a close-up look at some hi-tech companies developing medical technologies. 

Their second day began with a visit to the protected playground in the city of Sderot, which was funded by JNF-USA and provides a wonderful bomb-proof play area for the children of Sderot and its surrounding environs. At the Aleh Negev Eran Rehabilitation Village, the members of the mission were impressed by the warmth and the professional services provided for children and teenagers with mental limitations combined with severe physical handicaps. The village was built with assistance from friends of KKL-JNF in the USA and in other countries.

In the Beersheva River Park, another project funded by JNF-USA, they saw how a neglected and polluted area has become an expansive beautiful park and has created a real change in the lifestyle of the residents of the city and of the region.

The next stop on their tour was at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), a unique study abroad program for teens in Israel located next to Beersheva, which was built thanks to contributions from JNF-USA. There, they met teachers and American high school students, who told the guests about their preparation for college studies in Israel, and their experiences, which are connecting them to Israeli life. 

For further information, comments or permission please contact
Ahuva Bar-Lev
KKL-JNF – Information and Internet Department
Email: ahuvab@kkl.org.il

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