Sydney Choir Visits Ziv


Patients at Ziv were delighted by the performance of 10 members of the North Shore Temple Emanuel choir who sang a number of songs of prayer and healing, including the well known peace song Salaam/Shalom.

The focal point of their Mission to Israel, was the NSTE Choir's performance on the closing night of the prestigious American Conference of Cantors, which was held at the YMCA in Jerusalem. Following their triumphant performance, part of the group traveled to Zefat, beginning their day at the Ziv Medical Center, performing in the Dialysis and Oncology Institutes and the Orthopedic and Pediatric Departments where they gave the children gifts and were joined by one of Ziv's medical clowns who entertained the patients by joining the choir with his tin whistle.

This unexpected treat in the midst of their mundane day, caused a lot of excitement and applaud from the different audiences, including some rather exceptional patients, casualties of the civil war in Syria who are hospitalized at Ziv, among them a three-year old whose foot was badly damaged by a sniper gun shot.

Temple Emanuel is a progressive, egalitarian congregation in Sydney, Australia.
In the picture: choir members with Dr. Oscar Embon, the director of the Ziv Medical Center.