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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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The Peltz family commemorates a well known medical doctor and a leader in the Jewish community as well as a staunch supporter of the British Friends of Yad Sarah.In the picture: Lois Peltz with Moshe Cohen, CEO of Yad Sarah

Mrs. Lois Peltz, the widow of Dr. Sam Peltz, was joined by son Daniel and daughter Nicola at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem to dedicate a YadSaraVan – a specially equipped van for transporting people in wheelchairs – which carries the name of their husband and father. "Dr. Peltz was chairman of a special fundraising dinner we recently held in London," said Simon Maurer, who heads the London branch of the friends association. "He was central to our efforts for the sake of Yad Sarah." At the dedication ceremony, Yad Sarah CEO Moshe Cohen mentioned Shmuel Hakatan, the Mishnaic scholar who was praised by our sages (Hazal) for his modesty and fine characteristics: "Shmuel Hakatan was a humble man who wished to know each and every sick person of his town in order to offer support. The comparison to Sam Peltz is inevitable: A distinguished person who relates to others and cares for them." Cohen addressed the Peltz family: "Bless you for choosing Yad Sarah as the means of commemorating Sam, and even more for doing so by donating this unique van that will provide hundreds of people in wheelchairs with easier and more convenient mobility." With tears of excitement in her eyes, the obviously proud and satisfied Mrs. Peltz removed the van's covering. Then, the Peltz family were given a guided tour of the various departments at Yad Sarah House. They were all deeply impressed with the extent and variety of the activities of Yad Sarah. Dr. Sam Lionel Peltz, of blessed memory, was born in London on March 3 1932. He lived there until his death at the age of 82. At the beginning of the 1970's, he was among the founders of occupational medicine as a field of practice: implementing periodic early diagnosis and providing medical services to employees, for their benefit as well as for their employers. Sam was the embodiment of the charismatic friend and medical practitioner who in his clinic provided medical services for all people, whether famous or ordinary. He loved all people and was loved by them. He became a popular lecturer at medical conferences all over the world. Among other subjects, he specialized in the connection between stress and physical conditions such as elevated cholesterol. Throughout his lifetime Sam was active in the Jewish community; he was honorary president and honorary treasurer of the Central Synagogue and the Center for Jewish Life. He considered Yad Sarah an organization worthy of his support due to the significant social and community values it represents.

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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