Canada Israel Business Forum

Business leaders and politicians from Canada and Israel convened for the launch of the Canada Israel Business Forum in Toronto. Israeli President Reuven Rivlinand representatives from Sheba Medical Center, including Director of the Olga and Lev Leviev Heart Center at Sheba Medical Center and board members from Canadian Friends of Sheba, detailed the mutual economic benefits shared by the two countries through a strong Canadian-Israeli relationship.

Dr. Strauss, Prof Segev, and Einat Enbar

Dr. Strauss, Prof Segev, and Einat Enbar

VIP Reception with Sheba Director General Prof. Kreiss


Canadian Friends of Sheba Medical Center hosted a VIP reception at the home of Drs. Daryl Roitman and Rosalie Steinberg for local philanthropists, featuring Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer Director General Prof. Yitshak Kreiss. Prof. Kreiss spoke about the important role Sheba Medical Center plays in the world and the latest innovations under development at Israel’s national hospital.

Newsweek Names Israel's Sheba Medical Center One of World's 10 Best Hospitals


Newsweek magazine named Israel’s Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer as one of the top 10 best hospitals in the world.

Sheba was placed 10th on the list that includes the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Singapore General Hospital and Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland.

The magazine partnered with Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data company, to develop the list, which was published on Wednesday.

The magazine called Sheba “a leader in medical science and biotechnical innovation, both in the Middle East and worldwide. The center’s collaborations with international parties have advanced innovative medical practices, hospital systems and biotechnology.”

Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer was founded in 1948 and is affiliated with Tel Aviv University. It serves over 1 million patients per year.

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

Sunnybrook-Chaim Sheba Partnership

Dr. Bernard Goldman (Dr. Goldman founded the division of cardiac and vascular surgery at Sunnybrook), Dr. Ehud Regev, Dr. Bradley Strauss, Einat Enbar

Dr. Bernard Goldman (Dr. Goldman founded the division of cardiac and vascular surgery at Sunnybrook), Dr. Ehud Regev, Dr. Bradley Strauss, Einat Enbar

On February 26, Sunnybrook Foundation hosted a celebratory breakfast in honour of the Sunnybrook-Chaim Sheba partnership. This event provided donors and interested prospects with the opportunity to meet Dr. Ehud Regev, a visiting fellow from the Sheba Medical Centre in Israel. Dr. Regev and Dr. Bradley Strauss, Chief of Sunnybrook’s Schulich Heart Centre, spoke to guests about the importance of this collaboration between Canada and Israel, and the impact it will have on advancing the understanding and treatment of heart disease. A good and informative time was had by all!



From a health-care perspective, a disaster is any event that exceeds a local community’s ability to meet the demand for medical attention. Israeli doctor Elhanan Bar-On is often one of the people who comes to help meet that demand.

Bar-On is an orthopaedic surgeon and the director of the Israel Centre for Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Response, which is part of the Chaim Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in the Middle East.

Bar-On was in Toronto from Oct. 21 to 23, to give a medical presentation to faculty at North York General Hospital and two talks, including one at Adath Israel Congregation on Oct. 21 about his experience providing medical care around the globe.

Before starting work at the Sheba Center last July, Bar-On was the head of pediatric orthopaedics at Schneider Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in Israel. He has also worked on humanitarian medical teams with the IDF, including serving as head of the orthopaedic department for the IDF’s field hospital in Haiti, following the 2010 earthquake. He has learned a great deal treating patients all over the world.


Top Israeli Humanitarian Medical Expert to Speak at Toronto’s Adath Israel Congregation


Professor Elhanan Bar-On, Director of the Israel Center for Disaster Medicine and Humanitarian Response at Sheba Medical Center, Tel HaShomer in Israel, will speak at Adath Israel Congregation in Toronto on Sunday, October 21. Bar-On will discuss how teams of experts from Sheba are helping Israel save lives around the world in response to humanitarian emergencies.