Guest Speaker

Dr. Aryeh Simmonds is the Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Laniado Medical Center in Netanya, Israel. He is board certified in both the US and Israel as both a Pediatrician and Neonatologist.

Dr. Simmonds grew up in Teaneck NJ. He attended Yeshiva University for college, and then the American program in conjunction between Touro College and the Technion Faculty of Medicine where he received his masters and MD. He completed his Pediatrics Residency at Maimonides Medical Center and his Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship at Westchester Medical Center. After working as a Neonatology attending physician in New York, Dr. Simmonds and his family made Aliyah to Karnei Shomron. Right after making Aliyah he joined the Laniado family.

Outside of the hospital, in addition to being married and the father of 4 children, Dr. Simmonds is a physician first responder with both Magen David Adom and Ichud Hatzalah. In addition, he serves in the army reserves as Captain in the medical corps.

Within the hospital, in addition to his many responsibilities as the NICU director, Dr. Simmonds also plays an active role in a number of different capacities including risk management, disaster preparedness, resident and student education, as well as resuscitation education and implementation. Most importantly Dr. Simmonds has dedicated his career to the care and treatment of both newborns and their families.

Yamim Noraim 2019/5780 Booking

Bookings for allocated seats for Yamim Noraim have now closed. We will have sections of unallocated seats and the organisers will do their best to find place for everyone.

Yonatan Kischinovsky – From Terror to Triumph

Join us for a very special event on Tuesday 2 July at 34 Sherwood Road at 8.00pm. Our speaker will be Yonatan Kischinovsky, co-founder and CEO of leadership programme Derech Eretz. Yonatan Kischinovsky started a social revolution in Israel, supporting some of the most underprivileged young people with ‘Derech Eretz.’ Surviving a terror attack, his response has been to dedicate himself to making a difference. Join us to hear about one man’s fight to make sure every Israeli is fully prepared before starting their military service. RSVP by midday Monday 1 July by email: or phone: 020 8732 6145. Full details are on our attached poster.


Shavuot 5779

Shavuot @ MA: Magen Avot invites you to an inspirational learning programme on the first night of Shavuot, Motzei Shabbat 8 June. In order to plan your Shavuot programme around Magen Avot we have compiled a list of speakers: Rabbi Yogev Cohen, Rabbi Jonny Roodyn, Glenn Bezale and Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. Additionally, there will be a shiur for men and women on first day Shavuot with Tamar Weizer.