Dear APF Members and Friends,

These past few weeks have truly been unlike anything we've experienced since our founding in 1950. We know that your lives have been disrupted by COVID-19, yet it is heartwarming to see your continued willingness to support the Israeli healthcare system in these times of constraint .

Since many of us will be celebrating Passover in different ways this year, we at APF want to wish everyone the best possible holiday in a time that in ways harks back to the first Passover. May we all get through this challenging situation safely and in good health .

Pesach sameach,
Amir Goldshtein
Executive Director
Remembering Norton J. Greenberger, MD (1933-2020)
Physician, Educator, APF Past President
Three APF Past Presidents, from left:
Dr. Jeffrey Devries, Dr. Norton Greenberger (z"l), Dr. Michael Frogel
It is with profound sadness, but also with tremendous pride, that we announce the establishment of the APF’s Norton J. Greenberger Memorial Fund. Honoring our past president, this will help insure that Israeli postdocs get the support they need to conduct crucial medical research and receive advanced training in North America.

Less than a year ago, we honored Dr. Norton Greenberger (z"l) for his 25 years of service on our Board. A fitting way to continue his commitment to the Israeli healthcare system is by sustaining and expanding APF's essential Fellowship grant program .

May his memory always be with us.
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.
Geriatrician subspecialist studies co-management
of cancer surgery
" Once back in Israel I hope to expand my geriatric surgery and oncology clinic to, perhaps, a unit. I’d like to see the unit staff include: a full-time nurse, nutritionist, social worker and physical and occupational therapists. And I’d like to see the concept expand to other Israeli hospitals, " says Dr. Lisa Cooper.
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