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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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Three weeks ago they were the wounded from the shocking terrorist attack carried out against them at the Armon HaNatziv Promenade in Jerusalem. Yesterday they were the proud graduates of an officer-training course at their training base in Mitzpe Ramon in the south of the country.

Prominently on display at the ceremony were wheelchairs and crutches borrowed from Yad Sarah that allowed the wounded graduates to take part in their big day. The injured men and women received their medals either sitting in wheelchairs or leaning on crutches. After the moving ceremony, the cadets all marched around the square, with those still recovering "marching" right along with them, aided by their Yad Sarah wheelchairs and crutches, borrowed for them by their parents at Yad Sarah branches in Jerusalem and Beer Sheva. Dana Ofir, who was seriously injured in the attack, came to the ceremony in a wheelchair, and could not stop crying. "I'm very proud to be here, she said, wheeling around in my chair. The last few weeks have been very difficult, missing those who were killed. This occasion honors their memory." Dana added, "My injuries were very serious. I broke my pelvis and my leg and my liver was torn. I underwent a long operation, but with time and therapy, I will be fine." "This ceremony is different," declared Ground Forces Commander General Kobi Barak. We are missing three of our own. Their lives were cut short, and they will never realize their hopes and aspirations. We share the pain of their families, who, instead of celebrating their graduation today, are mourning their loss.

 
 
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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