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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 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.

In a new initiative, in conjunction with the National Insurance Institute and the Ministry of Finance, Yad Sarah has introduced a new project to help employers who would like to hire people with disabilities. The project offers employers support and solutions to help people with disabilities reach their potential in the workplace. The new project is in line with Yad Sarah’s stated mission to increase accessibility in Israel and to allow the individual with a disability to be an active and participating member of society. “We are happy to be a part of the new initiative,” says Yad Sarah CEO Moshe Cohen. Celebrating 40 years of activity, Yad Sarah with its 6000 volunteers at 107 branches throughout the country has acquired considerable experience in providing practical solutions for those challenged by functional or mobility issues. Yad Sarah will now use this experience to provide workplace solutions for both employers and employees. Yad Sarah will make available accessories and equipment that will help employers create an accessible work environment, allowing them to hire and train employees without a major financial investment in highly specialized equipment. The equipment available for borrowing includes dozens of accessories, gadgets, and aids. The inventory has been assembled by experts in the field of accessibility and as a result of experience garnered from years of working with people with disabilities. Employers are free to consult with our experts to assist them in making the necessary adjustments. The project will serve government and public sector bodies, private companies, and vocational training programs as well as independent workers. This joint venture of Yad Sarah, the National Insurance Institute, and the Ministry of Finance hopes to significantly raise the number of people with disabilities integrating into the Israeli workforce through the empowerment and support of the employers with practical, achievable solutions. For further information: “Yad LeTa’asuka Shava” www.hatamot.org Telephone: 03-954-3314

 
 
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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