Western Region

The Western region of American Friends of Sheba Medical Center is based in Los Angeles, California and proudly supports the largest and most comprehensive medical center in Israel and the entire Middle East.

Our Representation Areas

We are dedicated to raising awareness and philanthropic support for Sheba Medical Center’s compassionate care, cutting-edge research and comprehensive educational training.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

From the Frontlines of War to the Frontlines of Medicine

On Sunday, May 19, 2024, over 200 people gathered at the beautiful Stephen Wise Temple for an inspiring evening. The event began on the outdoor patio with delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine, and Israel-themed signature cocktails. Guests enjoyed live guitar music, engaging conversation, and a strong sense of community, enhanced by stunning multimedia portraits of hostages, donated by Stephanie Cobos and Jessica Levaton, and beautiful Israel-themed décor.

We then moved to the sanctuary for heartfelt speeches from our esteemed board members and a panel discussion. Attendees were deeply moved by stories from a Sheba doctor who served on the frontlines and four soldiers injured in Gaza and rehabilitated at Sheba.

Supporting Sheba means supporting Israel and humanity. Thanks to our generous guests, we have raised $291,000 to date, which will help Sheba save lives and improve the quality of life for those they treat.

Photos of the amazing event below. Am Yisrael Chai!

Women of Achievement Cocktails in the Garden — April 23, 2023

On Sunday, April 23, 2023, over 200 people gathered in the garden of a beautiful home in Bel Air Crest, for American Friends of Sheba Medical Center Cocktails in the Garden honoring Women of Achievement, Chara Schreyer Z”L and Dr. Yael Peled, Medical Director of the Heart Transplantation Unit at Sheba.

Thanks to the generosity of our guests, we raised over $350,000 to secure a device that will keep a donor heart beating before transplantation while doctors’ asses if the heart is a good match. Sheba Medical Center will then be able to save more hearts and more lives.

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Women of Achievement Luncheon — April 7, 2022

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Board of Directors

Dan Katz, MD

Lynn Ziman

VP Development
Stacy Shakiban

VP Leadership
David Westley

VP Community Engagement
Lisa Golshani, Esq.

Director of Development, Western Region
Melissa Saragosti

Helene Boston
Ben Boston
Jennifer E. Cohen
Sorelle Cohen
Parvin Djavaheri
Jean Friedman
Nicole Ghajar

Ethie Hitter
Steve Hitter
Amit Kleinberger
Barbara Lazaroff
Adrian Miller
Daphna Nazarian
Brannon Phillips

Maytal Phillips
Rachel Roth
Agi Schwartz
Aron Shapiro
Judy Shapiro
Carole Shnier
William Silbey

Trinka Stotsky Soloway
Michel Steinberger
Ruth Steinberger
Inna Tuler
Sharona Veiseh
Marilyn Ziering
Shoshana Djavaheri Zar

Sheba 2.0 Young Leadership

Shauna Shakiban
Daniella Newman

Executive Committee
Sorelle Cohen
Ben Hanasabzadeh
Maytal Phillips

Emanuel J. Abrishami, Esq.
Simon Bababeygy, MD
Ari Benchimol
Leeor Braude

Celine Cohan
Desiree Levyim, MD
Jessica Mehraban
Jasmine Mizrahi

Ian Akash Morrison
Roxana Pourshalimi
Gabriella Salama
David Sibelman

Contact Our Office

American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer, Western Region
6505 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 615 | Los Angeles, California 90048
Tel: (310) 838-0700 | Fax: (310) 838-0717

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