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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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“She is Well Known for her Ability to Work Compassionately and Effectively with Different Cultures and Communities”

Rabbanit Esther Landman, the wife of the chief rabbi of Holon, has been the volunteer director of the city’s branch of Yad Sarah since 1985. Mrs. Landman is a one-woman powerhouse, who through her charitable work has built bridges of communication between the various communities in her home city – religious and secular, new immigrants and veteran Israelis – uniting the many diverse groups that call Holon home. For many years, Rabbanit Landman has been a member of the committee to promote the standing of women and was a leading figure in the establishment of an umbrella committee to encourage volunteerism in Holon, today numbering more than 100 organizations. With the strength of her personality, she encouraged others to open a dialogue of understanding and cooperation for the benefit of the citizens of the city. At Yad Sarah’s Holon branch, the Rabbanit oversees a staff of approximately 200 volunteers on a daily basis. The branch deals with some 2,000 loans and returns of medical equipment every month. Mrs. Landman is always ready to listen to all who need her and has helped and supported many people in their struggle to deal with debilitating illness or injury. In addition to the running of the branch, the Rabbanit operates several services for the benefit of seniors including a club for visually impaired senior citizens, activities for those bedridden in the hospital, provision of hot meals for the needy, and the installation of Emergency Alarm Response Systems for those who need them. Her initiatives allow elderly people to feel useful and needed by others and help keep them socially active and involved in their community despite their physical limitations. The Rabbanit is of course active in the Torah community in Holon, teaching and lecturing to both religious and secular groups. She has taken a special interest in women suffering with fertility issues, helping them receive the most up to date treatment possible. Yad Sarah is proud of Rabbanit Esther Landman’s contribution to her community, a contribution that exemplifies Torah values and the values of Yad Sarah as one. Photo: Mark Newman Translated by Charna Duchanov

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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