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Joe Appleman Celebrates His 90th Birthday at Yad Sarah
The Yad Sarah family was thrilled and honored to celebrate the 90th birthday of our supporter and loyal friend, Joe Appleman, here at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem. Joining the festivities were his wife, Florence, his daughters and sons-in-law and many friends. Yad Sarah founder Uri Lupolianski thanked him warmly for his many years of devotion to Yad Sarah and wished him many more years of good health and dedication to his fellow man. By David Rothner* Photo: Menashe Karni**
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Yad Sarah and Yad Riva: Winning The Battles For The Elderly
Yad Riva Legal aid for the elderly seeks to inform Israel’s at-risk indigent elderly population about their legal rights, and assist them in understanding and accessing their entitlements * Yad Riva services are conducted with the aid of over 100 volunteers (the vast majority of them lawyers) across Israel. Collaboration with Yad Sarah enables Yad Riva to operate from in Yad Sarah branches nationwide and currently Yad Riva operates from more than 20 cities - from Arad in the south to of Tiberias in the north – assisting thousands of elderly people every year * More on Yad Riva see here in the Jerusalem Post story
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Much more than lending wheelchairs
Yad Sarah? Sure, everybody knows: this is where you can borrow wheelchairs and crutches. This phrase is being heard often in meetings of Yad Sarah envoys with people of all different sectors of the Israeli society. Not being aware of the variety of services offered by Yad Sarah, also professionals may have the same concept of the organization's nature. To illustrate this reality, director of Home and Community Services Anat Ben Zaken presents the story of one family
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Weathering the Winter
How can we prepare ourselves and our environment for the onset of the colder, wetter weather of an Israeli winter? How can the upcoming “indoor” months serve as an opportunity to organize and improve our environment as well as make it safer and more satisfying? How do we make sure that our quality of life and our health, both mental and physical, are maintained in the months ahead? With a rush of enthusiasm and passion, Shani Rosenfeld of the Exhibition and Guidance Center at Yad Sarah spoke to volunteer Shelly Wolf about how to prepare our living spaces for the winter ahead.
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Once Again Yad Sarah Steps Up to Answer a Need in the Community
Ahuva Litvak speaks about a new service at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem created especially to empower working women coping with disabilities and allow them time for physical therapy and exercise. *The Rehabilitation Department under the directorship of Sharona Sherman has created an accessible and practical solution for a very specific problem. The first group of women has already started physiotherapy during hours that are suited to their work schedules.*Department Coordinator: Rita Paran * In the photo: Sharona Sherman, Rita Paran and moments of empowerment
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Petach Tikva: Gal Or Brings a Donation on Behalf of All Her Classmates
Not being satisfied with just talking, they initiated a happening at the town park, added one shekel to another, and submitted the donation to Yad Sarah * Thanks to the 6th grade pupils of Haim Hefer elementary school in Petach Tikva * Thanks to the parents and teachers for educating the children about the values of giving * In the picture: student Gal Hayoun hands over the donation
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When a patient cannot reach the clinic – the clinic reaches the patient
Meet Na'ama Bronski, senior dental assistant who collaborates with Dr. Neriya Shmelov and Dr. Tamar Kertin Gabay in providing dental services to many in the community - at the clinic in Yad Sarah center as well as at the very homes of patients whose mobility is limited * YS's reporter Millet Malka Yahalom went out to interview and returned without any pains
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Equal Employment for All: At Yad Sarah It Is Already Happening at “Yad LeTa’asuka Shava”
Yad Sarah is working to integrate people with disabilities into the workforce by helping to make the process simple and easy for employers. In the photo: Integrating people with disabilities into the entire spectrum of its facilities is part of the organizational culture of Yad Sarah. Here Public Relations and Fundraising Director Sepideh Yom Tov awards a Certificate of Appreciation to Gali Shemesh, who is responsible for Information Systems at the department.
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In the Solomon Schechter School in Westchester, New York, they do more than just talk about their love for the Jewish state, they do something about it * A group of students got together and decided to bake cakes and hold a bake sale to raise money for Yad Sarah in Jerusalem, an organization best known for its medical equipment lending service* The teens arrived in Israel and headed straight for Yad Sarah’s Jerusalem headquarters with check in hand* They then rolled up their sleeves and helped clean and ready recently returned .wheelchairs to be lent out once again to others in need
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The numbers speak
The numbers speak for themselves: Israel’s hospitals are increasingly experiencing a shortage of needed beds and, as the situation worsens, Yad Sarah’s home hospital service is more vital to the Israeli health system than ever before. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman, “It’s hard to imagine the health system in Israel without Yad Sarah.” *David Rothner brings facts and figures from 2015* In the photo: At the Equipment Lending Center at Yad Sarah House
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“Yad Sarah expands assistance to tourists with disabilities who want to see the country – we want to help them fulfill their dream”
President and founder of Yad Sarah Uri Lupolianski on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities * photo: A group of tourists from a sheltered housing community in New Jersey at the entrance to Yad Sarah in Jerusalem – the guests visited Jerusalem in Yad Sarah’s wheel chairs
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"I really feel that you care. I am very touched by your call."
That was the emotional reaction of one of Yad Sarah's Haifa subscribers to the Emergency Call Center volunteer operator who contacted her to enquire about her situation. Haifa had been battling fires for days and its citizens were struggling. The staff offered to help in any way possible. * Photo from the Center in action* Yad Sarah volunteer reporter Eli Cohen was among the many Yad Sarah staff and volunteers who took it upon themselves to contact subscribers in the North.

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Yad Sarah Branches - Everything You Need to Know
Click here for a complete list of our branches and their opening hours

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Eliana Promises to Return
She came from the USA for a year of learning and connecting with her roots, and found what she wished for at the Exhibition and Guidance Center (directed by Shani Rosenfeld) at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem

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Sarah made a wish - we gave her what she asked for
The Jerusalem post reports

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Rambam Medical Center, Haifa: Reaching out to others at moments of happiness and of heartbreak
From a series of articles that introduce Yad Sarah volunteers from branches throughout the country. Series creator: Shekedia Cohen

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Ra'anana: How can an organization run by volunteers succeed in granting so many services
A delegation of medical professionals from Chile, Mexico and Argentina visiting Ra'anana's Yad Sarah center * Avraham Karni, volunteer with the information staff in the center, documented and photographed * Thank you Ra'anana team

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Doing something for my own wellbeing as well as for others * The story of Meytal Helfenbaum
In the picture: Meytal watches herself driving the Nehonit in Yad Sarah's presentational video clip

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First-ever effort between hospital, Yad Sarah and taxi company to ensure newborns are taken home safely
JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH The JERUSALEM POST * PHOTO: shaare zedek medical center director-general Prof Jonathan Halevy with Yad Sarah director-general Moshe Cohen

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Join Us Now

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Yad Sarah sees rise in 'home hospital' equipment due to hospital overcrowding
Last year, Yad Sarah lend out 303,000 pieces of equipment to keep the elderly, lonely, injured and sick at home rather than be hospitalized * The Jerusalem Post * By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

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From London with love to Yad Sarah: a Nehonit in memory of Dr. Sam Peltz, of blessed memory
This is how the Peltz family decided to commemorate a well known medical doctor and a leader in the Jewish community who had helped so much in enhancing the activity of Friends of Yad Sarah Association in England. In the picture: Lois Peltz with Mosheh Cohen, Yad Sarah CEO

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Tourism: Our Red Carpet is Ready
A Very Warm Welcome

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The story behind the life story
How did a charitable organization known internationally for its medical equipment lending service par excellence become also an organization that records the life stories of elderly Israelis as a legacy for their families? * Yad Sarah volunteer Charna Duchanov tells the story behind the story

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Rina Brings Creativity to the Yad Sarah Rehabilitation Center
Yad Sarah website volunteer, Eli Cohen, invites us to meet Rina Kramer, who presides over the artistic activities in the Beit Yad Sarah Rehabilitation Center. The patients choose their craft - sculpture, painting, weaving, jewelry or embroidery -- Rina provides skill and guidance

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Beit Safafa: Amina Aliyan speaks the Yad Sarah language
YS site reporter Sumiya Al Nabari talks with the director of the Jerusalem Beit Safafa branch

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Yad Sarah's Ofer Shoshani – A Paradigm of Giving
Yad Sarah has become such a vital part of the cultural fabric of the city of Hadera that one of its own has been selected to light an Independence Day beacon – one of twelve – honoring 125 years since Hadera's founding

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Bat Mitzvah Tour
By our volunteer YS writer Edna Shmueli

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Vision impaired can borrow and try out Yad Sarah monitors that magnify texts
Judy Siegel-Itzkovich * Jerusalem Post

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Video: See How We Give

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Emergency beepers available from Yad Sarah to protect lonely and aged
The Jerusalem Post * by By JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH

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Come take a walk with me
By YS Volunteer Charna Duchanov

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From New York With Love
Gail and David Weinstein Are Giving A Warm Hand To Yad Sarah

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Better than Pills and Psychological Therapy
Dalia Lahav, a member of Pesek Zman (time out) club, talks with volunteer Ora Maloul, reporter of Yad Sarah internet site

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Chemda and Amos met at Yad Sarah's Shikumon (rehabilitation center) in Beer-Sheva, and have decided to get married! Our "family" is elated over this first-time event * by our volunteer Miriam Kopeika

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Cilla discovers the Shikomon
and she loved every minute of being there and giving * saying goodbye and hoping to see you back with us - soon

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Salute to a Donor
Lee Friedman, friend of Yad Sarah and contributor, came to Israel from the States in order to see for herself the two vehicles she donated. One of them (pictured) is a nechonit, a unique van which safely transports the wheelchair-bound.

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Homecare Now
by Jacqueline Miller * with the help of Yad Sarah's dedicated staff, and with Yad Sarah's appliances, most of the time we were able to avoid hospital parking problems, losing our way through the confusing hospital corridors and huge buildings, and to avoid the high cost of staying near the hospital, when our loved ones needed medical care

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A mother copes : Come with the grandchildren for an outing following the “bimba” of Grandma Shkeydia Cohen
Yad Sarah website correspondent Sara Hasin brings the words and writings of Shkeydia Cohen * A woman, mother, and volunteer occupational therapist – who has not let multiple sclerosis block her will to live a life of significance amid her family and community * On Shkeydia’s professional contribution at the Exhibition and Guidance Center

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THANK YOU Bob and Suzan Schwell
Leaore Seigle, Yad Sarah news correspondent, tells the story of A Bridge of Chesed between Jerusalem and New York

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Disabled tourists- we have all the information you need
What we can and want to do for you - here

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