Ethiopian Trauma as told by JPost

The Jerusalem Post reported on the little known problem of the trauma Ethiopian Jews endured on their journey to Israel. Herzog Hospital’s Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma  identified the reality that almost all Ethiopian Jews suffered some trauma, such as a relative dying, sexual violence, or hunger on their trek across Sudan enroute to Israel. This was prior to their arrival in Israel and the many challenges of their absorption once they arrived in Israel.   Once Herzog’s…

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Pet Therapy at Herzog Hospital

The special services that the Children’s Respiratory Unit provides continues to expand. A totally new program has been initiated using animals to stimulate each child. Specifically trained staff work with each child based on the child’s capabilities. In this image a rabbit is cuddled up to a child, who, though mostly non responsive is actually petting the animal. The amazing work is covered in an article in YNET from October: “Four-year-old Haim gets a daily “hugging hour”. An hour where one…

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“Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia and the Middle East”

American Friends of Herzog Hospital would like to Invite you to an exciting event on Monday, February 9th at 7:30 PM. “Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia and the Middle East” SPEAKER: Stephen Schwartz International Director Resource Development Herzog Hospital Jerusalem To be held at: The Home of Greta Faigen in West Palm Beach, Florida Kindly RSVP to: Email: sarah@afherzoghospital.org or at 212-683-3702

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To Midnight Snack or Not to Midnight Snack?

According to National Public Radio “Sleeps link to Learning and memory are traced to brain chemistry.” Scientists reported at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington DC that during sleep chemicals in the brain help us commit events to memory. Ravi Allada, a sleep expert from Northwestern University says that the most important thing that happens during sleep is the strengthening of memory, however, the connection was unclear until recently. At the meeting Jennifer Choi Tudor at the University of…

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New Mental Health Centre for Jerusalem’s Herzog Hospital Donated by Friends of JNF Canada

Dear Friend of Herzog Hospital, We are pleased to inform you that JNF Toronto and Herzog Hospital have joined forces in a special collaborative capital project to construct the Dr. Max and Gianna Glassman PTSD and Health Centre. This new Centre to be constructed on the Herzog campus will combine the hospital’s Community Mental Health Clinic, its Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma, and its Children’s Psychological ADHD Clinic. Currently, all of these facilities are located in separate facilities…

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#HelpChildrenBreathe $2,317 raised so far! Help Us Raise Money to Provide Air for all Children! To Breathe. A luxury that not everyone has. Did you feel that, as your chest expanded and your lungs filled with air? Now imagine a child who does not know the luxury of being able to breathe on his or her own. A child who needs to be connected to a respirator 24/7 in order to breathe to stay alive. You try to call out for…

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