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American Friends of Shamir Medical Center
(Assaf Harofeh)


War Fundraising Effort

Dear Friends:​

A few hours after the Saturday, October 7 murderous attack on Israeli citizens and the horrifying outcomes began to emerge, Shamir Medical Center’s management opened the Emergency Hospitalization complex to provide medical care to the wounded. The hospital needs our support as it requires additional equipment and supplies for its Emergency Hospitalization complex and for its ER and ORs.

I am turning to you with a plea for assistance and support to maximize Shamir Medical Center’s ability to address patients’ needs; increase the effectiveness of its efforts; provide medical care for large numbers of incoming patients; and to ensure its ability to treat the wounded at any given time within the shortest time frame of this emergency.

I ask that you open the following link and contribute as much as you can:  I assure you that your money will go directly towards the Shamir Medical Center’s care of these wounded people. Thank you for your generosity.


Irina A. Olevsky, Esq., President

American Friends of Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh)
War Fundraising Effrt
About Us
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Our not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 organization was established in 1983 to raise money for one of the largest hospitals in Israel. Although little known in the United States, Shamir Medical Center is the fourth-largest government hospital in Israel, it provides over 1 million residents in Israel's central region with state-of-the-art medical care and services. Serving an economically and socially diverse community, we are proud to be the medical 'home base' for the cultural mosaic that is Israel, administrating care to Jews, Muslims and Christians, religious and secular communities, low and middle-income families and veterans as well as immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union.

Our Claim to Fame
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Our Claim to Fame

Shamir Medical Center is home to multiple centers of excellence, including:

  • One of the world’s largest hyperbaric medicine centers

  • The Institute of Allergy Immunology & Pediatric Pulmonology

  • The Center for Translational Microbiome Research

  • The National Academy for Surgery

  • The Orthopedic Division

  • The Obstetrics and gynecology division

  • Interventional neuroradiology

During 2019: 

  • 151,871 patients passed through our emergency department

  • Over 484,686 patients were seen in our consultative out-patient clinics

  • 8,245 babies were born in the obstetric services 

  • The overall yearly occupancy rate of the hospital grew over 90%

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Donations to the American Friends of Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh) are formally recognized for tax exemption by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. The original letter from IRS that signifies our 501(c)(3) status acknowledgment and the supplementary letter from the IRS, confirming our continued possession of the status, are accessible here:


We will be proud to recognize the important contribution made by benefactors in an appropriate manner.

Every contribution will be used in forwarding our aim to provide the best in medical care to the hundreds of thousands of patients

How to Donate

1.  Make a payment through "Quickpay" or “Zelle” via bank:

Please use the following e-mail for "QuickPay" or "Zelle" payment: 


2.  Make a wire transfer.  Wire instructions are as follows:

Bank Name:                              JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Account Name:                         American Friends of Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh)

Checking Account  Number:   308592523

Routing Number (ABA#):         021000021

Tax Payer ID:                             13-2861992

Address of the Account:          c/o Irina A. Olevsky

                                                   61A 9th Street, Suite 14

                                                   Brooklyn, NY 11215

3.  Make a deposit to our account at one of the Chase Bank branches:

You will need to provide the following information to the bank:

a. American Friends of Shamir Medical Center (Assaf Harofeh)            

b. Account Number:  308592523

4.  You can mail your check using the following instructions:

Make your check payable to:                            American Friends of Shamir Medical Center  

Mail your check to the following address:      American Friends of Shamir Medical Center  

                                                                             c/o Irina A. Olevsky

                                                                             61A 9th Street, Suite 14

                                                                             Brooklyn, NY 11215

5.  Make a payment through

Please send your PayPal payment to:

6.  Make a payment through Credit Card:

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Contact Us

American Friends of Shamir Medical Center 

61A 9th Street, Suite 14

Brooklyn, NY 11215


Attn.: Irina A. Olevsky, President 

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