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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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In the photo: Rena Genn, Dahlia Bendavid, Nili Avrahami

What does it feel like to travel more than 6,000 miles to see the fruits of your good works? Representatives of the Jewish Federation of Miami found out this week when, in an emotional visit, they were able to observe their charity dollars at work. They met the people responsible for transforming their donations into innovative solutions that help people and listened to the stories that connect their generosity to its recipients. The delegation was warmly greeted by Gilad Palmer, the director of the Yerucham branch of Yad Sarah, the health coordinator of Yerucham, and by Rachel Dover, director of the international desk and donations in the Public Relations Department at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem. Gilad recalled the early days when people in need called his house at all hours and his baby daughter played among the wheelchairs. The health coordinator of Yerucham spoke of her search for a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) machine for her pregnant daughter only to find there was one at the Yad Sarah branch in Yerucham. "I couldn't believe that right here in Yerucham was the TENS machine I was so frantically searching for. I was so worried someone else would borrow it first that I went late in the evening to get it. I was so surprised by what I saw in that small apartment that I immediately called the mayor and told him we must find a suitable building for the Yerucham branch." The current premises are in a central location with parking nearby. They are very small, but Gilad hopes with the help of the donation to add a portable structure to use as an equipment warehouse. He also hopes to extend the branch hours with the help of local youth. The visitors were very enthusiastic about the idea and said they would consider a further donation specifically for the benefit of young people. Rachel Dover updated the group on the branch's development since the move even with the current limited hours. She mentioned the heavier equipment such as hospital beds and patient hoists that are stored in the Beer Sheva logistical center and are also available to residents of Yerucham. The visitors asked to be kept informed of developments and activities taking place at the branch so they in turn can keep their donors informed. 'It's important for us to be able to share the stories with our donors so they will understand the good their donations are doing here." The visitors were so touched when they saw the balloons that are given to new parents who come to borrow cribs and breast milk pumps they asked to take a picture with them. David Rothner Translated by Charna Duchanov

 
 
First in Israel: Emergency Medical Center Staffed by Specialists
The Frenkel Emergency Medical Center Opens in Jerusalem

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Following in the Footsteps of a Beloved Daughter
A grieving mother chooses to honor her daughter by volunteering at Yad Sarah

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A Wedding and Yad Sarah
Ella and Girsch, immigrants from the FSU, recommit to each other and to the Jewish people in a moving ceremony organized by their friends at Yad Sarah

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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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Come Volunteer At Yad Sarah
Yad Sarah needs you! Join the Yad Sarah family and experience the joy and fulfillment of giving. There are a wide variety of ways to volunteer

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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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