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A Video to Warm the Heart
This moving video was screened at the annual event of the Friends of Yad Sarah in London and illustrates more than 40 years of activity - for the benefit of all Israelis. * In the video, veteran volunteer Vivian London speaks about her long association with Yad Sarah and the help that was there for her when she needed it * Photography and Editing: Simon Maurer * Research and Production: Benny Cohen, Public Relations
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Yad Sarah Reaches Out to Help Muquadam
Meet Muquadam, a two-and-a-half-year-old boy from Tanzania. He came to Israel under the auspices of Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an NGO that arranges vital operations for children from developing countries in need of cardiac surgery. And Yad Sarah gave him a wheelchair to take home. In the photo: Muquadam with his mother and Yad Sarah Tourism Director Nadia Alalu.
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So Much More Than Just Wheelchairs!
They asked about borrowing a wheelchair - they received a complete guide to hosting an elderly relative in a safe and accessible environment * Reported by Shani Rosenfeld, director of the Exhibition and Guidance Center at Yad Sarah in Jerusalem * In the photo: Students of Social Work and Health Services, guests from Israel and abroad, come to the Center and get reliable information based on many years of professional experience
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Gail and David Weinstein Are Giving A Warm Hand To Yad Sarah

By Debra Markus, Yad Sarah Volunteer A warm bright sunny January day was the perfect setting for heralding a dedication ceremony at Yad Sarah of a new ambulatory vehicle donated by the Weinstein family and friends. Gail and David Weinstein in the names of Ruth and Joe Weinstein Barbara and Phil Schaum and Anne and Moish Weisberg from the USA. The vehicle with wheelchair accessibility, can hold up to 4 wheelchairs and 6 passengers. It was decked out in red, white and blue ribbons and balloons outside the Yad Sarah building in Jerusalem in true joyous color. This generous gift will provide transportation for those with disabilities and can be used to pick up injured passengers from airports, and rescue people stranded in a snowstorm. It transports people with limited mobility, giving them access to services and to the community they would otherwise be isolated from. The dedication ceremony was led by Yad Sarah CEO Moshe Cohen who warmly welcomed the family, friends and volunteers. Present to enjoy the ceremony were David Weinstein and family and many of his friends and students. He a math teacher in a Yeshiva of some 95 students, some of whom came to support the event and whom he sees as future recruits for the Yad Sarah pool of volunteers. The ceremony at Yad Sarah had a buffet to fill the stomach, a film of the work of Yad Sarah to fill the heart and the donation from this group of people that fills the soul and gives hope for those in need. This vehicle is thus a most welcome addition to the Yad Sarah fleet of emergency vehicles. They are specially equipped vans that take wheelchair-bound elderly or disabled persons from their homes to medical appointments and social events. Yad Sarah's air-conditioned vans are fitted with hydraulic tail lifts, safety anchors, and two-way radios. The professional drivers (many of them volunteers) are trained in working with people with disabilities. These vans give homebound people a chance to participate in life beyond their four walls and thus improve their quality of life enormously. The van service is what makes it possible, in many cases, for these people to remain at home, not in hospitals, and get to their medical treatments as needed. Rides, at a nominal charge, can be ordered 24 hours in advance. This donation is very much in tune with the "Yiddishkeit" of this family and friends which David Weinstein praised in his speech recalling their years of charitable work. The gift offers help, support and assistance to those in need. Yad Sarah is truly a charitable organization that depends on its volunteers and on generous donations from good-hearted friends. On behalf of Yad Sarah, and on behalf of all those who have used its services and will use its services in the future, THANK-YOU! *אודיו:2026023-u592ky3nEf&and To Yad Sarah.WMA*

 
 
Third Graders Collect 500 Coins for Yad Sarah
The children wanted to help others less fortunate

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A Day at Yad Sarah
Chanukah is over and winter is upon us, but at Yad Sarah it is business as usual. See photo gallery above. Read more...

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Giving Stays in the Family
Elisheva Printz, lending director of the Jerusalem region, writes about Yad Sarah's newest branch in Kiryat Ye'arim (Telz- Stone) under the direction of the Felheimer family. * The family is continuing its own tradition as well as that of Yad Sarah's, and has established a local branch in their home * Photography: David Rothner *

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Hagit Yasu Gives Back
Customers who come to the Yad Sarah branch in Sderot are surprised to see Hagit Yasu sitting in front of one of the computers. (pictured) Hagit is well known as the winner of the "Kochav Nolad" program six years ago and received lots of publicity following the win.

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Where Does a Family from Oklahoma Turn When They Need Help in a Medical Emergency? Why, to Yad Sarah, Of Course!

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Yad Sarah is Now Part of the Fun in Jerusalem Family
When Fun in Jerusalem owner and creator Joanna Shebson was looking for a venue to host her family event, she chose Yad Sarah and became a fan

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Our Young People Also Give Back
Thanks to Shmuel Friedman, a high school student who has been volunteering at Yad Sarah's Givataim branch this summer. Helping out in the computer department,Shmuel also helps people carry borrowed equipment to their cars. We wish him the best of luck in his studies next year at a Jerusalem yeshiva. To volunteer, please call *6444

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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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As the Music Played, the Patient with Parkinson's Stopped Shaking
Hamutal Ben Or, director of the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, talks about a moment when music became therapy * Thanks to Musethica from all of us at Yad Sarah * Photographer: David Rothner

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