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Requests for Assistance from All Over the World
Requests are flooding into the Tourist Desk at the Department of Public Relations. For the first time, people in wheelchairs can fulfill their dream of visiting Israel, knowing that a full service tourist department can supply their every need – transportation from the airport in specially equipped vans, outfitting of hotel rooms with needed equipment, and much more. In the photo: Director of Tourist Services Nadia Alalu shows a map of locations from where Yad Sarah tourists originate
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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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Report by Edna Hishrick, Director of Holocaust Survivors Department * Photo courtesy of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation

Once again, we gathered at the Western Wall with a group of Holocaust survivors to celebrate their Bar Mitzvah. After a similar event on Hanukkah, we had the honor of bringing another group together, most of whom were in their 80s and 90s. How did this all come about? The Holocaust Survivors Department at Yad Sarah sponsored by the Western Wall Heritage Foundation held a second bar mitzvah for Holocaust survivors who had never celebrated their Bar Mitzvahs because of childhoods spent in the shadow of the Holocaust. More than twenty Holocaust survivors and their escorts, accompanied by volunteers from the department, assembled at the Western Wall to perform the ceremony they had not had in their youth. The large group of people proudly wearing hats emblazoned with the Yad Sarah logo drew attention among the crowd at the Western Wall, and upon hearing this was a group of Holocaust survivors, they looked at them with respect and appreciation. Yaara, the organizer of the event on behalf of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, greeted us warmly. We started the tour at the Chain of Generation exhibit, an experiential tour of the ancient underground spaces adjacent to the Western Wall plaza, with exhibits consisting of 90 tons of glass depicting the generations of the Jewish people. Later on, we saw a special audiovisual presentation that depicts the moving story of one of the liberators of Jerusalem. On our way out, a unit of soldiers was waiting to sing and cheer for us, proving to the participants that the younger generation loves and appreciates our Holocaust survivors. Returning to the Western Wall plaza, all of us felt the eternal connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem. Against the background of the Western Wall, a photographer who accompanied us throughout the event took pictures of the group. The highlight of our tour was undoubtedly the Bar Mitzvah ceremony itself. I helped an older woman reach the women's section so she could observe her husband up close. She made a great effort – it was difficult, but it's not every day they visit the Western Wall. The excitement of the women was hard to describe. "For years I have not been to the Western Wall," they whispered to me, "what a privilege it is for us. Indeed, I, as the director of the department, felt it was a great privilege for me to accompany them. We reached the women's section. From above we could see the men's section where young volunteers were helping them to don tefillin. The climax was when they were each called to the Torah by name. It's a shame we did not remember to bring candies to throw at the Bar Mitzvah celebrants. Next time… We could see the excitement of the celebrants. At the end of the prayers, they danced in a circle around the bimah, their eyes streaming with tears of joy and emotion. From there we headed to the events hall of Aish HaTorah at the edge of the Western Wall plaza, where a festive meal awaited us. The meal was accompanied by a talented singer who sang in honor of the Holocaust survivors from a selection of nostalgic songs in Yiddish, and they were delighted. As the director of Yad Sarah's Holocaust Survivors Department, I thanked the Western Wall Heritage Foundation for this wonderful Bar Mitzvah project for Holocaust survivors at the Western Wall. Esther, a volunteer from the department, thanked Yad Sarah for the organization and the Western Wall Heritage Fund for the performance. Mordecai, one of the survivors, thanked all of us in the name of the other survivors for this exciting and moving event. The rabbi of Yad Sarah, Rabbi Yaakov Wiener, came to greet those present. His presence honored the occasion as he strengthened the survivors with words of Torah and blessings, and even responded with good taste to their painful questions about the Holocaust. At a touching ceremony, each participant received a large decorated certificate commemorating the occasion. All of the participants returned to their homes on transportation organized especially for them, with the wonderful feeling that the experiences of this amazing day would not soon be forgotten.

 
 
The Exhibition and Guidance Center: Bringing Information about Access and Safety Aids to the Homebound - Because Knowledge is Power
Director of Yad Sarah's Exhibition and Guidance Centers Dvora Roitman talks about a new program introduced at Yad Sarah House in Rishon LeZion, in close collaboration with the Home and Community Services Department. * In the photo: Naomi Aharoni, volunteer physiotherapist, with Yedida Pen, sitting comfortably on a reclining armchair

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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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Yad Sarah Employees, Volunteers and Departments Awarded the Mann Prize for Excellence
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At Yad Sarah, We Cherish the Warm Human Connection We Have with Our Clients
At Yad Sarah branches throughout the country, all volunteers and staff will wear nametags *In the photo: CEO Moshe Cohen and senior staff members pose with their nametags

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An Electrifying and Moving Interactive Experience Connecting You to Yad Sarah’s Special World of Giving and Volunteering

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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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Yad Sarah to Fight Domestic Abuse in the Negev
Yad Sarah has announced the opening of a Family Center in the western Negev to both treat victims and offer counseling to the perpetrators of domestic violence

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Video: See How We Give

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Yad Sarah expands its assistance to tourists with disabilities who want to tour Israel
President and founder of Yad Sarah Uri Lupolianski on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities * photo: A group of tourists from a sheltered housing community in New Jersey at the entrance to Yad Sarah in Jerusalem – the guests visited Jerusalem in Yad Sarah’s wheelchairs

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"A Real Tourist Experience"
A delegation from the Tourism Ministry recently visited The Yad Sarah Experience and had only praise for the newly inaugurated visitor's center. Read here the letter received from Deputy Director-General Ahuva Zaken. In the photo: Malka Melamed and Zelina Ben Gershon, volunteer members of the Tourist Service staff, discussing options for the expansion of tourist services for people with physical disabilities.

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Salute to a Donor
Lee Friedman, a donor and friend of Yad Sarah, traveled to Israel from the States to see for herself the two vehicles she donated. One (pictured) is a unique van that safely transports the wheelchair-bound.

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Yad Sarah Makes its Volunteers Feel Valued
Diary of the volunteer Fayyad Habashi * This series, bringing the inspiring stories of Yad Sarah volunteers, is the creation of volunteer Shekedia Cohen.

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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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Rivka Marchand Guides Tours in Both English and Spanish and Brings Her Special Latin Flair to the Visitor's Center
Meet volunteer Rivka Marchand, who brings a diverse background and much life experience to her job as multi-lingual tour guide at The Yad Sarah Experience. She is part of a very talented and enthusiastic group of English-speaking tour guides who love Yad Sarah and want to tell you all about it!

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Yad Sarah's Ofer Shoshani – A Paradigm of Giving
Yad Sarah has become such a vital part of the cultural fabric of the city of Hadera that one of its own has been selected to light an Independence Day beacon – one of twelve – honoring 125 years since Hadera's founding

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Come take a walk with me
Come take a walk with me around Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem. It is an enchanted place. Follow me and I will show you the magic

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Jerusalem, Har Hatzofim: Volunteering with Satisfaction – and Close to Home
From the diary of volunteer Avraham Ashkenazi * Series producer: Volunteer Shekedia Cohen * Thanks also to branch director Aryeh Noy, who shares his team's impressions with the readers of Yad Sarah News

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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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Love Comes to the Shikumon
Chemda and Amos met at Yad Sarah's Day Rehabilitation Center in Beer Sheva, and decided to get married! Our "family" is elated over this first-time event * Story by Miriam Kopeika

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The Geriatric Dental Clinic: More Room for More Patients
Clinic director Dr. Tamar Kartin-Gabbay (in photo): The clinic combines professionalism, a warm welcome, and moderate fees

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Better Than Pills and Therapy
Dalia Lahav, a member of Pesek Zman (time out) club, talks with volunteer Ora Maloul, reporter of Yad Sarah internet site

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HOME HOSPITAL-IZATION MORE POPULAR
Judy Siegel-Itzkovich reports

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