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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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Yad Sarah is once again making dreams come true for people with disabilities – with another exciting visit to an historic location, this time the Western wall in Jerusalem's Old City. It is just one more stride forward in realizing everyone's right to travel and explore anywhere in Israel.

About thirty people in wheelchairs from all over the country embarked on a tour of Jerusalem and the Old City, through the combined efforts of Yad Sarah and "Mangishei Derech," a volunteer organization that transforms the dreams of people with functional disabilities into reality. For many, it was the first opportunity to explore the capital city – despite limitations of movement and physical difficulties. The meeting point was the Armon Hanatziv Promenade, with a spectacular view of the Old City, the Mount of Olives, and the Judean Desert. Guide Hagit Tsikoral explained the history and geography of the special location. The pleasant ambience merged with the pleasant voice of songwriter Yossi Swed, who performed special prayers for the Hebrew month of Elul in preparation for the High Holidays. An organized sing along of Jerusalem songs followed, accompanied by guitar. The tour of the promenade ended with the blowing of the shofar (ram's horn), also customary during the month of Elul. Later, the participants traveled in a long convoy to the Western Wall plaza. The vehicles entered the Jaffa Gate with special permission, reaching the Western Wall plaza. Guide Dudi Be'eri spoke about the status of the Western Wall over the generations when it was in the hands of foreign powers. Afterward, the travelers descended to the prayer area to recite the evening prayers. Kobi Beer, the prime mover behind "Mangishei Derech " trips: "We have a sense of satisfaction unlike any other when we see a smile on the face of a person confined to a wheelchair who has not left home for a long time. These are experiences whose value cannot be measured." The trip required many complex logistical preparations. These included arranging YadSaraVans for the trip, coordination with drivers and passengers, setting the routes, checking parking availability on the promenade, acquiring permits to enter the Old City and the Western Wall plaza, planning the route, and more. "I was thrilled that I worked very hard on the trip, but in the end I saw the very satisfying results," said Hezi Yitzhaki, transportation coordinator for Yad Sarah. Indeed, the effort was great, but seeing the smiles on the faces of the participants and hearing their sincere thank-yous, everyone knew that the results were well worth the effort.

 
 
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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