Simi Ben Hur - Executive Director

Simi comes to Shaare Zedek UK with a background in Communications and Public Affairs. With a degree in Law and Masters in Public Relations Simi has combined her vocational expertise with a passion for Jewish life in professional and lay roles. Simi's family has a longstanding connection with Shaare Zedek; her father was born at the original hospital, Simi herself has been a patient, and a room in the cardiac unit is named in memory of her cousin Paul Waterman Z"L.

“I am proud to lead our professional team to raise funds for an iconic hospital in the heart of Jerusalem. Shaare Zedek Medical Centre is over 100 years old and a living example of coexistence in action, coupling world class medical excellence with pioneering medical research. I am passionate and excited to take on the challenge of ensuring Israel’s contribution to world medicine continues to be supported by the British community. Shaare Zedek is a world class institution and a cause which the next generation of British Jews should feel proud to support, knowing their generosity is saving lives and providing a better future for generations to come.”

Simi is back from maternity leave, and is contactable on 020 8201 8933

Contact Simi here

Shoshana Lesnick - Events and Special Projects Fundraiser 

Shoshana joined Shaare Zedek in September 2017. Her previous role was as a buyer at Tommy Hilfiger. Shoshana has an extremely close personal relationship with Shaare Zedek, from time spent in Jerusalem and also through her late grandfather who was an extremely committed supporter of our Hospital's work. Shoshana will be creating lots of exciting events in order to spread our message in the UK. 

Please contact Shoshana here

Emilie Morris - Accounts Manager

Emilie joined Shaare Zedek UK in September 2010.  She is more than familiar with the hospital as her younger brother was born there and as a child she accompanied her parents to the old building for various appointments, whilst living in Jerusalem.

"Working for Shaare Zedek means a great deal to me because my family has benefitted considerably from the hospital.  It's very close to our hearts"

Contact Emilie here

Emma Pearl - Trusts and Foundations Manager

Emma joined us in 2015. Her relationship with Shaare Zedek started with her grandfather who was a loyal supporter and was proud to put his name to a jewish hospital that encourages coexistence and places human life above all else.  Emma is continuing her family’s support and has joined us to build relationships with Trusts and Foundations and Major Donors.

Contact Emma here

Gail Sterman - Administration Manager

Gail joins Shaare Zedek from a background in educational administration. She is the backbone that ensures the smooth running of the office. She also manages our Celebrations & Yahrzeit programmes. If you would like to purchase a gift card, mark a special occasion or commemorate the memory of a loved one through a donation to the hospital, Gail will be happy to arrange this for you.

Contact Gail here