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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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Haim Shibi with Rami Laskali, a car salesman whose sight became impaired gradually. However, thanks to a sophisticated camera that improves impaired vision, received from the Equal Opportunity Employment Service, he is now working and is grateful to the service and Yad Sarah for turning his life around

Good morning Haim. I have seriously impaired vision, but the consequent flip side of the coin is a heightened ability to identify voices. What do you want me to talk about? Cars and the trade-in industry I work in? Perhaps about my situation and the Equal Opportunity Employment Service? About myself? Gladly. I moved to Israel at the age of fourteen months from what is now the Czech Republic. My name was Roman Laskali. My kindergarten teacher told me that Roman was not a Hebrew name, so I became Rami. Previously a tool operator, I am a car salesman and am also involved in fair trade. My sight failed gradually and eventually I was unable to read documents. It's true that at work, and elsewhere, there are kind people who are willing to help. If they help once, that's a favor. But, if they have to do it all the time, that's already work. You cannot expect people to take on the additional job of helping you to read and function in the workplace. About two years ago I heard about a new Israeli technology that “sees” and reads for me. The device uses artificial intelligence and special algorithms built into a small computer, powered by a camera and a long-life battery. The size of a finger, it fits onto glasses and opens a whole new world. OrCam, whose owners developed the road safety device called Mobileye, also developed this camera. When walking in the street it directs you; you can also photograph a person and store the image in the camera's database. When meeting that person again it enables you to identify him. This amazing camera also reads documents, or even books. Financially, it was difficult for me to purchase this vital piece of equipment so I contacted the Equal Opportunity Employment Service. They invited me to an interview during which they realized just how difficult my situation was. They purchased the camera for me for which I paid a symbolic deposit. I lack the words to praise Yad Sarah and the service. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I recommend that anyone with a disability who wants to work, as well as employers willing to employ them, should contact the Equal Opportunity Employment Service, an essential service for enabling employment. It helps those who want to find employment ... and work. OrCam was established by Professor Amnon Sha'ashu'a and Ziv Aviram, the founders of Mobileye. The company is located in Har Hotzvim, Jerusalem. The camera was developed for people whose vision impairment allows them some sight. For more, see Israel21c's clip on YouTube, below. *YouTube:EMLHtywaqSY*

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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