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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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At the heart of Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem is The Yad Sarah Experience. The newly refurbished visitor’s center is the backdrop for an exciting and moving tour lasting about two hours. Visitor’s will be impressed by a short movie relating the history of Yad Sarah – an inspiring tale of a young man starting out with a small dream and building it into an organization that operates with the unparalleled support of more than six thousand volunteers throughout the country.From comfortable seats in the spacious amphitheater, visitors can observe the crown jewel of Yad Sarah – the Equipment Lending Center. The center, staffed with caring and capable volunteers, assists those recovering from surgery, accident, or illness as well as elderly and disabled persons. From infant car seats and wheelchairs, walkers and oxygen machines, the lending center offers its equipment free of charge and without any bureaucratic hassle.One of our knowledgeable guides will then escort the group throughout Yad Sarah’s impressive headquarters, with stops at the Emergency Alarm Response Center, the Day Rehabilitation Center, and the DA`AT Medical Query Service, among others.Those visitors who would like to experience what it feels like to be a Yad Sarah volunteer can spend a half hour or so assembling medical equipment for our clients and working alongside veteran Yad Sarah volunteers. At the end of the tour, the group returns to the amphitheater for a short review and farewell. A lovely way of encountering The Yad Sarah Experience is through the Bar- and Bat-Mitzvah Program. Our regular tour is tailored to a younger audience incorporating a special volunteer experience with an overview of Yad Sarah’s activities and a discussion of the importance of giving back, in the spirit of “Tikkun Olam.” The group can conclude their customized program with a party complete with refreshments and gifts in one of our events rooms. For individuals and groups – advance registration requiredTel: (02) 644-4687 Email: lalil@yadsarah.org.il

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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