Please join us for APF's 70th-anniversary brunch
Sun, May 17, 2020 11:00 AM EST
APF's 70th Event
Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York
B.G. Dr. Tarif Bader, Surgeon General of the IDF
Brigadier General Dr. Tarif Bader is the first Druza Surgeon General of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Dr. Bader took part in four IDF humanitarian delegations abroad, including ones in Haiti (2010), Nepal (2015) and Turkey (2016). The hospitals in these missions treated thousands of injured civilians. During his time as Chief Medical Officer in the IDF Northern Command, he oversaw the opening of the field hospital on the Syrian border, where the IDF treated Syrians injured in the civil war.
Prof. Ofer Merin, Director General of Shaare Zedek Hospital and Commander of the IDF Military Field Hospital
Colonel (Reserves) Prof. Ofer Merin is the commander of the Israeli army's field hospital that was recognized by The United Nation’s World Health Organization as the first “Type 3” field hospital in the world. He took part in the delegations to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, to Japan following the tsunami in 2011, to the Philippines after the Typhoon in 2013, and subsequently to Nepal after the earthquake in 2015. In these delegations he served as the medical director of the hospital.

The challenges faced by Israeli soldiers, reservists and permanent staff who are responsible for rescuing and providing medical treatment to thousands in 29 international humanitarian aid missions conducted by the IDF, whose ethos, like the State of Israel’s, is that human life comes first.

Kosher brunch will be served. For any questions or to register, contact Amir Goldshtein at 617-232-5382 or
Registration is open.
We look forward to welcoming this year's participants!
APF's 22nd Emergency & Disaster Preparedness Course in Israel will take place from November 7 to 12, 2020.

Created in conjunction with Israel's Ministry of Health and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), this one-of-a-kind program offers healthcare professionals firsthand training from some of the world’s foremost experts.

If you have any questions, contact Amir Goldshtein at or call 617-232-5382.
Dr. Yair Mina, a unique neuroinfectious-diseases clinician, studies at NIH
"Settling down in the U.S. was expensive," says Dr. Mina. "Our older daughter is in a Jewish school, and our younger one is in a Jewish kindergarten. The money really helps us to deal with all of this. It’s not the best time financially, but we’re getting back a lot in many ways.

“We were especially happy and grateful to have met the couple that donated my scholarship, Wendy and Burton Katzen..."
EMS training combined with a classic
Birthright Israel trip!
Be a part of this one-of-a-kind groundbreaking program that combines an exciting medical field with all that Birthright Israel has to offer. It is presented in partnership with Magen David Adom, Israel's National Emergency Medical and Blood Services Organization and a member of the International Red Cross. Participants will take part in Magen David Adom's official First Responder's Certification course.
International Master's Program
on Disaster Management at Tel Aviv University
The International Multidisciplinary Program for Emergency and Disaster Management was established at Tel Aviv University in 2011 with the aim of providing the graduates with the knowledge and skills required to effectively deal with emergencies and disasters and their consequences.

The 10-months program enables students from all over the world to study in Israel, gain knowledge and competencies in emergency preparedness and management, and learn from leading experts as their lecturers and faculty .

The master's program has three major goals :
  1. To impart the academic knowledge and the operational and theoretical analysis skills required when dealing with emergency and disaster situations.
  2. To develop new, innovative and critical ways of thinking when examining intervention plans for dealing with emergency and disaster situations, as well as the ability to transform these plans into action.
  3. To provide the knowledge and hands-on experience to develop the skills needed for dealing with diverse types of emergencies and disasters, using tools and skills for capacity building, management, organization, evaluation, and analysis of such situations.

Click here For more information, or email Assaf Levinton, Administrative Director at
2001 Beacon Street ~ Suite 210
Boston, MA 617-232-5382