The Solomon Hirsh Memorial Nurse Education Fund Grants

The Solomon Hirsh Memorial Nurse Education Fund, established in 1988 through the generosity of former Board of Trustee member Dr. Richard N. Hirsh, in memory of his father, sponsors Israeli nurses for intensive specialty training in leading North American medical centers.

A stipend of up to $3000 is provided for the expenses of travel, housing, and daily allowance for a stay of up to three weeks. Adjustments can be made for special circumstances.
The recipient must visit a leading medical center to observe and to learn the latest knowledge and methodologies in their specific field of expertise in order to apply them to patient care upon return to Israel.


  1. The candidate must be a registered nurse with at least 5 years of work experience, the most recent of which are in the field for which he/she proposes to study
  2. The candidate must be fluent in English
  3. The candidate is responsible for making the arrangements with the medical center in the US/Canada and for housing during the visit. APF does not locate programs for potential candidates.

For further details, please contact the APF office at

Click Here to View Previous Awardees of the Hirsh Nursing Grant


The American Physicians and Friends for Medicine in Israel (APF) sponsoring annual course for Israeli nurses at the Teaching Center for Trauma, Emergency and M.C.S. at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa.  This specially designed Course brings together Israeli nurses, from different hospitals and different specialties, to learn about nursing roles in emergency and disaster preparedness in mass casualty situations.

The APF thanks Ms. Gila Hyams, RN, the Director of the Teaching Center for Trauma, Emergency and M.C.S. for her efforts in organizing these Courses.