The largest installation of The History of the Star of David is soon to be installed in the Healing Garden of the Legacy Heritage Oncology Center & Dr. Larry Norton Institute at Soroka Medical Center.
Giving back is part of our heritage and an important part of the life and future survival of the Jewish people. 10% of each sale of The History of the Star of David art is donated to Soroka Medical Center.
Located in Be’er Sheva, Soroka is the sole major medical center for the entire Negev, serving over 1.2 million residents in an area that comprises 60 percent of Israel’s land. It offers recognized excellence across the entire spectrum of medical care: prevention, diagnosis, research, education, advanced treatment, rehabilitation, trauma care and cancer care. It fulfills a vital role for Israel in providing state-of-the-art medical care regardless of race, religion, or politics.
Soroka is an outstanding national strategic asset and essential to meeting the medical needs of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Through the delivery of urgently needed medical care to the diverse population living the Negev, Soroka makes a unique contribution to building a future of security and peaceful coexistence for Israel.
Soroka Medical Center and artist and filmmaker Marc Bennett have joined forces to create a unique philanthropic collaboration which generates funds to support Soroka’s live-saving mission. Ten percent of all worldwide art and merchandise sales will be donated to Soroka in perpetuity through this project. Limited edition prints in various sizes on metal and paper are available for sale here on the website.
“This is a significant opportunity for Soroka Medical Center that will support our life-saving mission. The artwork’s intrinsic optimism for the future reflects Soroka’s current strategic role for the State of Israel, enabling the transformative development of the Negev region.”
Dr. Shlomi Codish,
Director General for Soroka Medical Center
American Friends of Soroka Medical Center has also commissioned Bennett to create a monumental depiction of his artwork, which will be the largest of its kind in the series. This permanent sculptural installation will become the focal point for Soroka’s new Legacy Heritage Oncology Center and the Dr. Larry Norton Institute’s healing garden, set to be unveiled later this summer at the Soroka campus in Be’er Sheva, Israel. Many other prestigious institutions have already acquired pieces of their own, they include; Yad Vashem, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Sinai Temple Los Angeles, the Aspen Jewish Community Center, and the Jona Goldrich Center for Digital Story Telling at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education
“The History of the Star of David transcends cultural barriers with its message of perseverance in overcoming adversity. I believe it will quickly become a cultural landmark that will lift up all who view it at Soroka Medical Center, serving as a beacon of life and hope for the thriving communities of Israel's Negev region.”
Ambassador Dani Dayan
Consul General of Israel
SOROKA MEDICAL CENTER
One of Israel’s largest and busiest hospitals.
Serves the IDF as the only medical center on the southern front, serving the IDF operations and training bases in the region.
Transforming Cancer Care with the new the Legacy Heritage Oncology Center & Dr. Larry Norton Institute.
Center of excellence in trauma care, genetics, clinical research, pediatrics, psychiatric care, and more.
Located in Be’er Sheva, capital of the Negev, and the high-tech hub of Israel.
The largest employer in the Negev and a key factor for the development of the Negev.
Intensely multi-cultural setting, a beacon of peaceful coexistence in action.
Teaching hospital for the Medical School of Ben-Gurion University, and the Medical School for International Health, in collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center.
The first hospital in Israel accredited by the Joint Commission International, a credential it has maintained for 10 years.
"We are proud to embark on this innovative philanthropic partnership with The History of Star of David project and grateful for its commitment to supporting Soroka Medical Center’s life-saving mission and healing arts impact at the Legacy Heritage Oncology Center.”
Rachel Heisler Sheinfeld
American Friends of Soroka Medical Center
For more information about Soroka Medical Center and The History of the Star of David project click here.