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Website contributor Theodore Bar Shalom reviews the last six months of observing Yad Sarah up close

At the end of six months of volunteering at Yad Sarah where I met many wonderful, generous people, it’s important for me to express my admiration for the character of the organization and its activities. Those who are not yet acquainted with the many departments and activities of Yad Sarah and the wonderful people who volunteer there can’t fully appreciate their readiness to give of their time and energy to further the goals of Yad Sarah. With surprising humility, Yad Sarah’s volunteers routinely do their jobs without ever mentioning either donating or giving. They just do. They do what’s needed to be done, focusing on their immediate goals with an eye to perfection. Anyone observing the activity in the Equipment Lending Center can’t help but be impressed by the kind and courteous volunteers, gently asking if they can help, explaining how things work, and solving problems that arise. The volunteers at the lending centers located in Shaarei Zedek and in both Hadassah Hospitals are no less devoted and courteous. Just as inspiring is the work done by volunteers in the various workshops and activity centers. Repairing and maintaining the equipment for the lending centers is carried out professionally and lovingly in a congenial atmosphere by experienced volunteers who maintain the wheelchairs, the baby cribs, the oxygen tanks and more. It is a “celebration for the soul.” It is impossible not to be impressed by the activities in the Day Rehabilitation Center where participants are empowered to express themselves and develop their creativity, guided by loving volunteers. There are many groundbreaking programs at Yad Sarah and every one of them is special in its own way and every one of them helps alleviate the day to day challenges of individuals with special needs or those recuperating from accidents, surgery or illness: the store that sells medical accessories , YadSarahVans that transport people in wheelchairs wherever they need to go, the Emergency Alarm Response System that keeps emergency help for the homebound within reach 24 hours a day, Yad Riva which offers legal aid services to the elderly, and the Da’at Medical Query Service that provides professional and up-to-date advice about medical conditions. I was privileged to observe all this -and more- up close and to pass this important message on to others. Translated from Hebrew by YS volunteer Charna Duchanov

 
 
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The Frenkel Emergency Medical Center Opens in Jerusalem

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Yad Sarah and Tikvah4Parkinson
Yad Sarah News talks to Devorah (Debbie) Shapiro, the force behind the new treatment program for Parkinson's patients at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem

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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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How Yad Sarah Built a Wheelchair Especially for Me
David Rothner talks about Yad Sarah’s special role in the rehabilitation of Shai Ben Israel, a victim of the latest wave of terror

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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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When Music Became Therapy
Hamutal Ben Or, director of the Day Rehabilitation Center at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, describes how as the music played, the patient with Parkinson's stopped shaking * Thanks to Musethica from all of us at Yad Sarah * Photographer: David Rothner

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Our Mobile Dental Clinics Go National
Yad Sarah founder Uri Lupolianski: There will be no elderly person unable to eat due to neglected dental treatment * Thanks to the assistance of the Helmsley Foundation, the dedicated staff of the Yad Sarah Mobile Dental Clinic will offer dental treatment to the homebound in every area of the country.

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The Yad Sarah Experience: Join our team of volunteer guides

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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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