last week we held a very special ceremony in honor of a special friend of Rambam. Six of artist Ariela Wertheimer’s works of art, were unveiled in the Joseph Fishman Oncology Center at Rambam Health Care Campus. Ariela has volunteered in the Radiotherapy Department for fourteen years. The ceremony held on December 25 was an opportunity for the hospital’s Director, Professor Rafi Beyar, and Dr. Esty Golan Managing Director of International Relations to express their appreciation for Ariela's friendship, for all of those years of volunteering and the long-term support of the Wertheimer family. The beautiful works of art, part of Ariela’s Odyssey Exhibit, are mounted on the wall in the lobby of Joseph Fishman Oncology Center. They measure 1.5m x 1.8m and comprise a variety of techniques including photography, acrylic paint and textile. The art works in the new building tell the story of humanity and philanthropy. They fill the entranceway with their colorful splendor, enabling art and daily life to combine in one location. Attending the ceremony were: Professor Rafi Beyar Dr. Esty Golan, Dr Michael Halberthal, Dr Avi Weissman, Mrs. Gila Hyams, Prof. Irit Ben Aharon, hospital staff and Ariela's guests. Ariela will continue to exhibit her works of art around the world but this venture will allow her to have a permanent presence in Rambam Hospital, a fitting tribute to her link with the organization. Enclosed are a few photos from the ceremony. Photo credit- Pioter Fliter.
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