By Paul Miller, Originally published in JNS
The American Public Health Association (APHA) this week praised a video produced by the Israel Collective, a project of Christians United for Israel, showcasing an Israeli charitable organization and medical center dedicated to saving the lives of children regardless of race, religion, or culture.
Presented in Chicago on Nov. 3 at the 143rd APHA Annual Meeting & Exposition, the video— titled “The Heart of Israel” and shown during the APHA Global Film Festival—was recognized as an “Official Selection” by the public health advocacy group.
The video features the work of Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), a non-profit that provides life-saving heart procedures for children from developing countries. The group’s executive director, Simon Fisher, notes, “To date, the organization has saved the lives of more than 3,500 children from 48 countries here in Israel at the Wolfson Medical Center.”
“We are very proud that this represents the best of Israel, based on the core Jewish values that each and every one of us has been brought up on, and that value is life,” he says.
irected and edited by Dan Ostrem and co-produced by Raj Nair and Josh Ahrens, who serve as the leadership of the Israel Collective, the roughly six-minute documentary interviews doctors, mothers, and caretakers whose lives have been saved by this unique partnership.